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General maintenance / Summer Student

Req ID #:  43191

Montreal, QC, CA

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.

Job Summary


Provide the company with the expertise and professional services related to carpentry, design and fabrication, painting, repairs in the vivarium, support office moves, etc.



Design and Fabrication (5%)

  • Read and understand schematics, plans, equipment specifications required for fabrication.
  • Be able to interact with the client to developed concept, ideas and possible design.
  • Able to dimension and take accurate measurements.
  • Capable of design and build custom laboratory furniture to meet study requirements, repair and modify existing laboratory furniture.
  • Able to use a diversified number of wood working tools for fabrication.
  • Able to work with HDPE, lexan and other similar materials.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Able to finish projects within the delays required by the user.
  • Able to work in the Vivarium respecting GLP guidelines.

Painting (5%)

  • Main task, be able to help the GM staff with painting and gypse repairs.

Office moves (25%)

  • When need it, support the GM staff to displace or relocate office furniture.

Outdoor maintenance (5%)

  • When required, support the GM staff in the upkeep of our outdoor grounds.

WO request (60%)

  • Support the GM staff in resolving WO related requests.

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 120 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 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. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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.


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