Summer Student - Maintenance Clerk

Req ID #:  222394

Montreal (Senneville), Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3

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


As a Maintenance Clerk for our Toxicology team located in Senneville, you will be responsible for the well-being of our laboratory animals. Your contribution will ensure the health of our animals, as well as the integrity of our pre-clinical studies.



In this role, primary responsibilities include:


  • Prepare and decontaminate animal rooms according to schedule 
  • Ensure that the required study materials are available 
  • Ensure adequate and accessible food and water supplies for all animals at all times
  • Handle the animals for any activity that requires it
  • Remove domestic and biomedical waste and dispose of in appropriate containers
  • Operate the cage washer

Key Elements


If you possess the following qualifications, we will train you in the rest: 


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Able to work physically (lift up to 20 kg, walk, stand, stoop, etc.)
  • You are able to follow precises instructions
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to work autonomously


Please note that upon being hired, you will have to undergo an annual tuberculosis test at the expense of the company. 

Role Specific Information:


  • Location: Senneville / Free parking / Shuttle service from Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue train station and John Abbott College to the Senneville site
  • Salary: $17.25/hrs
  • Premiums: 
    • Weekends : $2.75/hrs
    • Overtime : Time and a half
    • Holidays: Double time
  • Daytime schedule from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm. Depending on the operational needs, you may have to work on weekends
  • Temporary position for the summer period, full-time at 37.5hrs per week



Why Charles River ?  


  • Free gym on site
  • Ice cream on every Friday
  • A cafeteria on site if you don't like to prepare lunches
  • Access to a doctor and various health professionals (telemedicine)
  • Many social activities!


If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us. This is Your Moment.

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 300 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 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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