Supervisor - Animal Housing Fabrication & Delivery

Req ID #:  207431

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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.


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Job Summary

We are seeking a Supervisor - Animal Housing Fabrication & Delivery for our GEMS: Isolator Construction Department located in Wilmington, MA.   The Supervisor provides daily supervision of personnel and operations to ensure achievement of departmental goals and levels.  Independently handles routine personnel-related issues; assists in the handling of complex personnel-related issues.



  • Assist in the coordination and scheduling of activities of the department through hands-on technical support, delegation of responsibility and/or authority to departmental subordinates.
  • Provide direct daily supervision and training of assigned departmental employees and assist management with related personnel tasks, including interviewing, hiring and disciplining of employees, evaluating employee performance, developing goals and objectives for assigned employees, determining work and vacation schedules.  Review and approve timecards and overtime.  Review training records.
  • Serve as a role model to departmental subordinates as it relates to effective time management, communication and utilization of resources.  
  • Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel.  Be highly engaged in Corporate and Department events/projects.
  • Monitor work of assigned employees to ensure adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety procedures and biosecurity protocols.  
  • Oversee production, shipping and delivery activities of assigned group, including SOPs.  
  • Ensure proper record-keeping and report preparation.
  • Review safety issues and Workers’ Compensation claims.
  • Actively interact with and provide technical assistance to customers as required to resolve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints.
  • Perform Quality Control audits/checks on staff assignments.  Track any issues of your staff and report trends to management.  
  • Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.  
  • Review and ensure appropriate inventory levels of departmental supplies.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a Supervisory or Business related discipline.
  • 2+ years related experience.
  •      An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • ALAT certification Preferred.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient computer skills (IE:   MS Office Suite).

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 Research Models & Services 
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 


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 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 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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