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Incubation Technician

Req ID #:  41509

Voluntown, CT, US

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

Provides customers with quality incubated eggs through the setting, monitoring, candling and packing processes. Completes associated paperwork and perform housekeeping duties.

We are seeking an Incubation Technician for our Avian site located in Voluntown, CT.

The following are responsibilities related to the Incubation Technician:

  • Set eggs according to customer or management specifications.
  • Record appropriate information on order sheet (e.g. date, flock number, quantity)
  • Prepare incubation tags for each order.
  • Monitor temperature and humidity levels of each machine twice daily.
  • Candle eggs and pack incubated eggs orders according to customer specification.
  • Select out appropriate eggs for breeder stock.
  • Set eggs for flock replacement and bird sales as required.
  • Complete and distribute all required incubation paperwork.
  • Input all incubation data into appropriate spreadsheets.
  • Clean incubators and associated equipment with appropriate solutions; perform weekly fumigation, maintaining biosecurity
  • Perform environmental sampling of incubators and complete associated paperwork.
  • Assist with egg processing/packing as needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Incubation Technician position:

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) preferred.
  • 2 years work experience, preferably in a processing or poultry farm environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

May not own or be around other birds, poultry or avian species.

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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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

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