Animal Care Technician

Req ID #:  132831
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60637


 

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Job Summary
We are seeking an Animal Care Technician for our Insourcing Solutions site in Chicago, IL

 

The duties of the ACT are:

Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.
Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility.
Assists with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian.
Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or semi-rigid isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas.
Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensures and provides for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.
May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.
Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
 

Job Qualifications

 

 The qualifications for the ACT are:

BS degree in Animal Science or related discipline OR HSD w/1 year animal care experience OR AS/AA in Veterinary Technology w/3 to 6 months animal care experience. AALAS certification at the Assistant Technician (ALAT) level preferred OR achievement of ALAT certification within one year of assignment required.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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