Associate Animal Care Technician

Req ID #:  44062

Preston, CT, US, 06365

For nearly 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 an Associate Animal Care Technician for our Avian Business site located in Preston, CT.   The Associate Animal Care Technician will assist in the day to day operations of the facility. Work with chickens in a physically demanding team environment. Bird tasks involve receipt, general care, feeding, inoculations, test bleeding and harvests. Other tasks include housekeeping, house recycling, grounds maintenance and any other required work. Weekend and holiday work as needed; occasional overtime.



• Assist with receipt of birds.

• Feed & provide general care of birds.

• Move birds as needed

• Monitor feed levels in Senior Group Leader’s absence

• Participate in bird inoculations and harvests.

• Weigh chickens as needed

• Perform housekeeping duties

• Recycle chicken rooms

• Perform basic grounds maintenance and upkeep as needed.



•  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).

•  Must be able to lift/move up to 30 pounds and up tp 60 pounds occasionally.

•  Valid driver’s license.


***For biosecurity reasons, employees in this position may not own or have other contact with birds/poultry/ducks/etc.***


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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 


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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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

Nearest Major Market: Hanover
Nearest Secondary Market: Chesterfield

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