Technician 1, Technical Operations

Req ID #:  220383

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


We are seeking a Technician I, Technical Operations (weekends) for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, OH. This is a full-time position that requires 15-19 weeks of training Tuesday-Friday 6am-430pm at $19/hour. After training the weekend schedules are Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday 6am-630pm, every other holiday. There is a 10% pay differential for Saturday/Sunday hours only. We are also hiring for WEEKDAY shift Tues-Fri 6am-430pm; every 4th weekend, every other holiday $19/hour

A Technician I is in training to perform and become proficient in on-boarding skills, procedures, and cooperating in a team environment. The technician is learning basic skills required to support a study, which includes animal handling, husbandry, observations, basic physiological indices, and data collection/recording to support each skill. The technician may occasionally perform basic skills independently but continues working under supervision to gain proficiency on skills still in development. 

•    Ensure good welfare and humane care for all animals worked with through gentle, positive human­ animal interactions.
•    Train in on-boarding skills which may include animal handling, husbandry, observations, basic physiological indices, and data collection/recording to support each skill. Specific tasks will be based on each area's training plan and business needs.
•    Collect, document, review, and verify data on forms, or in electronic data capture systems.
•    Ensure high levels of study quality to meet study goals.
•    Follow all PPE, safety, cleaning, and cross-contamination elimination practices.
•    Maintain appropriate communication with other personnel.
•    Support team-mates, technicians, and members of other departments.
•    Follow direction from team leaders, trainers, research associates and supervisors.
•    Use and maintain instrumentation and equipment according to SOPs.
•    Perform all tasks per SOP, BOP, and/or protocols.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned

•    Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred.
•    Experience: No previous experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to achieve goals.
•    Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite), commensurate with essential functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
•    Ability to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained by observing all safety procedures and working methods by making proper use of protective clothing and equipment, and by reading, understanding, and following all safety documents issued or notified of.
•    Ability to ensure the integrity of the studies and fulfill the regulatory agencies requirements by performing the activities according to the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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