Animal Packer

Req ID #:  221740

Kingston, NY, US, 12401

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking an Animal Packer to join our team at our Production facility at our Stone Ridge, NY location.


*This is a temporary opportunity with potential to become a full-time CRL employee*


Salary:   $17/hour
Work schedule:     Monday 5:30 am to 3:30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00 am to 3:30 pm, Thursday, 6:00 am to 2:30pm.  Friday and Sunday will be a 4 hour shift, on a rotational basis. 
Some benefits included:   Paid Sick time/Volunteer Time off/401K Participation



  • Pack and ship containers per standard operating procedures according to appropriate packing/shipping documentation.
  • Complete paperwork related to packing and shipping.
  • Unload delivery trucks and place supplies in appropriate areas. 
  • Operate fork lift to transport supplies within the warehouse area.
  • Prepare and submit written records, charts, logs and inventories as requested.
  • Perform physical environment housekeeping and sanitizing of all support work areas.
  • Perform humane chemical and physical euthanasia in accordance with the Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the AVMA Guide on Euthanasia, and under the direction of the attending veterinarian, or designee.
  • Check live traps each weekday morning and report all findings in accordance with site biosecurity procedures.
  • Perform research model production activities as needed.  
  • May provide other support services, including materials delivery and housekeeping, as assigned.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • No experience necessary, we will train you.



  • One to two years of related experience.
  • One to two years warehouse or stockroom experience.
  • Forklift experience.


The hourly pay rate for this position is $17.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

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 over 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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