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Farm Technician

Req ID #:  44346

Catskill, NY, US, 12414

For 70 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.


We are seeking a Farm Technician to support our site located in Catskill, NY. The Farm Technician will assist where needed in the areas of brooding, house management, egg processing, packing and crew.



•Assist in a number of different areas on the farms: poultry houses (brooding and production), egg processing, packing, house recycles.
•Operate sanitizing machine, sort, inspect, load, candle, and grade eggs.
•Following biosecurity standards, re-inspect and pack eggs according to packing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and/or special customer instruction.
•Maintain bird weights and condition; gather eggs.
•Monitor food, water and temperature levels.
•Participate in hatching, blood tests, bird sales, debeaking, dubbing.
•Accurately complete required recordkeeping documents/forms.
•Perform general housekeeping duties and basic maintenance of equipment.
•Handle supplies.
•Adhere to biosecurity procedures in the performance of all duties.
•Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are minimum requirements for the Farm Technician position, 

High school diploma or GED.and at least 1 year experience working on farms; or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience.
Valid Driver's License
• Demonstrated accuracy in record keeping;
• Must be available to work weekends
• Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.


About Avian
Our Avian business group provides vaccine manufacturers and researchers the comfort of knowing that the raw materials used in their manufacturing process are free of extraneous agents. Charles River has established flock handling and egg production procedures that set the global industry standard.


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 14,000 employees within 80 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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018. 

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: Albany

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