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Animal Technician

Covance 5/30/2018 2:53:51 PM
JOB ID: 19727 Category: Other
Denver, Pennsylvania



Job Overview

Have you tried other entry level jobs and just didn't connect with them? Are you looking for a job that provides a competitive hourly rate AND offers full medical/dental/vision benefits?

How about a company that wants to help you with your future whether it is on job training or going back to school (tuition reimbursement)? Covance's Animal Technician job will not only look after your immediate needs but also get you started on a long-lasting career.

Do you like to take time off and create memories? Covance offers 21 days of paid time off annually.

If you answered "yes" to the questions above, then you should apply to our Animal Technician job at our facility in Denver, PA. Hourly rate starts at $12.00/hour.

Some of the job responsibilities:

* Adhere to strict SOP's, directives and enforce regulatory compliance.
* Responsible for sanitation of the animal buildings, cages, and support areas in order to maintain a clean and healthy environment to produce the highest quality animal and minimize the spread of bacteria and disease.
* Responsible for physical area of designated building (stock/production).
* Rabbit production: breed, palpate, manage nest boxes, foster, identify and retain breeder candidates, wean.
* Maintain animal stock: feed, wash cages, dump pans, check automatic watering, identify health issues, and consolidate.
* Set up orders by age/weight for all shipments to customers, identify and confirm client requirements, select and pack animals to meet delivery schedules.
* Be aware of compliance issues and report as needed.
* Conduct head count of animals to determine availability of salable animals.
* Do laundry to maintain personal hygiene.
* Monitor all traffic and material entering the building.
* Stock supplies for building.
* Ability to perform RADAC plate testing, internal chlorine reading, ammonia samples, fecal collections, and necropsies.
* Take necessary steps to assume a safe working environment.
* Complete necessary paperwork (stock/production).
* Write and update SOP's as needed.

Why People Choose to Work at Covance

"At Covance, it's our people that make us great – it's what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you'll have the opportunity to work with exceptional people with diverse viewpoints. You'll discover your own extraordinary potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond."

Build your Skills at Covance

With healthcare and pharmaceutical industries growing, join Covance to grow your career where you can retire.

We offer very competitive benefits that will look after you. Your benefit package includes medical and dental insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, along with short and long-term disability and life insurance.


* High school diploma
* AALAS certified or pursuing AALAS certification would be great


* Small animal production/order preparation Experience helpful
* Previous Experience in science field helpful

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Denver, PA - Pennsylvania


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).