Animal Care Attendant - Part-time position

Req ID #:  117293

St. Constant, Quebec, CA, J5A 2E7

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary

We are seeking an Animal Care Attendant (part time/student position) for our Husbandry team located in St-Constant, Qc.


The following are responsibilities related to the position:

  • Perform basic production room and animal husbandry cleaning (feed, water, bedding changes) to maintain animal health and/or the quality of production bunk materials.
  • Perform routine and moderately complex animal husbandry tasks and monitor daily health and welfare to ensure product quality and health.
  • Transfer and distribute supplies and waste as required to and from the room.
  • Perform physical environmental housekeeping tasks in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain highly controlled barriers in the rooms.
  • Perform all other related tasks as assigned.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the position:

  • Education: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).
  • Experience: No experience required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


Work environment :

  • In performing the duties of his job, the employee regularly works in high, precarious locations.
  • The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate.


Physical demand :

  • In performing the duties of his or her job, the employee is regularly required to use his or her hands with fingers; to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; to reach with hands and arms; and to speak or listen.
  • The employee is often required to walk, bend, kneel, squat or crawl.
  • The employee is often required to sit.
  • The employee is regularly required to lift or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds, and sometimes move 100 pounds or more.
  • Specific vision skills required for this work include narrow vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The advantages of working for Charles River

  • Shift premiums
  • Paid uniform
  • Free, unlimited, and confidential access to health care professionals for you and your family, through telemedicine app
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Employee Activities
  • Career advancement opportunities and training
  • A recognition program
  • Positive Company Values & Culture



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
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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