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Animal Technician

Covance 11/2/2018 12:58:32 PM
JOB ID: 23004 Category: Scientific Entry Level
Greenfield, Indiana



Job Overview

Covance has a job at its facility in Greenfield Indiana!

In this Animal Tech job you will:
- Clean feeders, water bottles, animal caging, and other items
- Clean and sanitize animal rooms or pens, hallways, stairways, and non-animal rooms
- Collects, records, and learns to review applicable hand recorded and computer generated data
- Operates and performs quality control checks on appropriate equipment
- Change animal racks and cages
- Receive new animals, set up housing, provide feed and water, and fill out animal arrival information
- Monitor animal room environmental conditions (e.g., lighting system, temperature, humidity, watering system, condition of animals)
- Set up housing and provide feed and water
- Assist other staff with technical procedures
- Dispense feed for use in animal studies
- Maintain equipment and log books
- Learns to observe animals for general health and general animal room standards
- Recognizes deviations from normal or expected outcomes based on known reference standards and makes recommendations to supervisor
- May provide guidance to less Experience d staff
- Maintains well documented laboratory records
- Recognizes and documents unusual occurrences and notifies supervisor
- Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action when necessary
- May perform cage wash duties as needed
- May perform other related duties as assigned


High school diploma or equivalent

Ability to accurately read, record, and communicate information

AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level is desirable

Overtime and weekend work is regularly scheduled (approximately monthly).

Mandatory immunizations and screening as required

May work with potentially hazardous substances, not limited to known/potential or teratogens or carcinogens and/or radiolabeled test materials

Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds; frequent lifting throughout the day; prolonged standing; extended hand manipulation, including but not limited to, grasping and holding

Work may require PPE (personal protective equipment)


Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals (ie rodents, canine, primates, rabbits, pigs, etc)

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Greenfield, IN - Indiana


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).