20131 Senior Animal Caretaker - Military veterans preferred

2018-10-25
SoBran Inc. (sobran-inc.com)
Other

24.03 /hr

  full-time   employee


Boston
Massachusetts
United States

Join The Winning Team�Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.

SoBran is seeking a Senior Animal Caretaker to serve in Boston, MA.

OVERVIEW: This position is for a Senior Animal Care Technician for the Animal Care Project. This person will be familiar with the day-to-day activities, employees, and concerns within the facilities. The Senior Animal Care Technician will use their know-how and creativity to assist in developing plans to enhance performance on this contract; including effectively managing customer and client relationships.

Essential Duties of the Senior Animal Care Technician:

*Assists facility management with ensuring that all required husbandry functions are carried out
*Understands and follows SOP's, safety procedures, and quality assurance standards
*Assists in monitoring compliance of daily husbandry requirements and performs quality assurance inspections for assigned areas
*Performs daily animal health checks, documents assigned duties and reports abnormal animal conditions to facility management and/or veterinary staff
*Performs full animal life cycle duties, sexes and weans animals, monitors and ensures adequate environmental parameters and enrichment for each animal and immediately reports deficiencies
*Aseptically changes animal caging, maintains and sanitizes facility equipment, animal rooms, procedure rooms and other areas associated with animal facilities; while exercising proper waste disposal practices
*Maintains daily animal room census and requests cage cards as required
*Prepares and submits required husbandry records, logs, and inventories as requested
*Receives, examines, transfers, identifies and properly houses incoming animal shipments
*Works in conjunction with and assists veterinary staff with examinations and treatments as prescribed
*Performs cage washing and assists with contract related duties as assigned
*Work Schedule: Weekend work is required as scheduled; in addition to extra hours during emergency situations.

Education:

HS Diploma or equivalent, Associate�s degree or higher preferred
LAT certification required

Experience:

*4 years of experience caring for animals in a laboratory or veterinary environment
*Must possess the physical strength, dexterity and endurance to lift, pull, push and handle cages, racks, large pieces of miscellaneous equipment, feed & bedding bags and other materials and equipment normally found in a research facility
*Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs; bend, stoop, climb and stand for a prolonged period

Our commitment
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.