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Animal Care Technician

Wakefield, MA 01880

Posted: 12/16/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 525265 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


Perform basic animal husbandry techniques following all applicable Standard Operating Procedures. Pay rate range: $20-23.14/hr
(SOPs) for the specific work area.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential 
Animal Care and Husbandry Responsibilities
• Ensure that high standards of animal welfare are met.
• Provide food, water and clean housing to animals according to applicable SOPs.
• Perform routine animal health observations.
• Monitor temperature and humidity, reporting any issues to supervisor or manager.
• Receive, unpack, and house animals according to SOP and Animal Receiving Form
• Understand proper room entry order and adhere to biosafety requirements
• Maintain accurate records
• Maintain vivarium cleanliness and waste removal in accordance with applicable SOPs.
• Maintain and organize supply areas.
• Other duties as assigned.
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. 
Incumbents will perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Physical Requirements: 
• Dexterity of physical condition to operate all job duties; lift and move objects regularly 
throughout the shift.
• Work in a standing position requiring bending and stretching of arms and legs throughout regular 
work shift.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Preferred Experience:
• AALAS certification a plus
Special Conditions of Employment: 
• Must avoid contact with rodent species outside of work. 
• Must have reliable transportation in order to travel site-to-site within the greater Boston area
during regular shift and/or on weekend/holiday shifts as assigned within a reasonable timeframe. 
• Must be willing to work rotational weekends/holidays. 
• Must be willing to work shifted schedule (Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday).
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