Packing and Shipping Technician 1 1 1 1

Req ID #:  137251

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 Packing & Shipping Technician, to work in our Avian Business located in Catskill, NY.  The Packing & Shipping Technician will inspect and examine eggs prior to setting and/or packing for shipment; final packing of eggs and finishing to customer specifications including completion of paperwork.


Pay rate = $18.50/hr.


Fulltime Benefits with 401k!


The Packing & Shipping Technician will be responsible for the following:

  • On a daily basis, review weekly allocation sheet for flock/pack assignments.
  • On a daily basis, review daily/weekly incubation set/pack report for order processing.
  • Able to lift/move up to 30 pounds regularly and up to 60 pounds frequently.
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Able to work weekends.
  • Follow biosecurity standards, re-inspect and assist in packing/setting eggs according to packing/incubation standard operating procedures (SOPs) and/or special customer instruction on a daily basis.
  • Maintain and complete all required documentation and daily reports—pick report, packing slip verification, packing report, trip sheets, export verification check, daily pack inventory, and incubation setting/pack report.
  • Finish and process shipments for dispatch according to assigned carrier—UPS, FedEx, airline, truck, etc.
  • Perform operation of candler/grader including calibration, start-up procedure, daily operation, shut-down and clean up.
  • Sort, inspect, load, candle, and grade eggs. Prepare eggs for shipment.
  • Monitor and document daily flock grade-out data for each flock.
  • Process all incubated egg orders—set, pack, tray as assigned.
  • Assist in training new hires in department practices.
  • Actively participate in department training programs (e.g. biosecurity, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, environmental testing, pick slip system).
  • Perform general housekeeping duties.
  • Daily sanitizing of eggs.
  • Machine set up and clean up and all relevant documentation.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

The following are minimum requirements for the Packing & Shipping Technician position:

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).
  • One (1) year experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English well; must be adept at maintaining accurate paperwork/records; computer skills.


**May not own or have contact with other birds or poultry.**


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 17,000 employees within 90 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion. .


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 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet


Nearest Major Market: Albany

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