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Animal Technician, Cage Washing

Covance - Greenfield, Indiana
Friday, February 21, 2014
Technician Animal Care

Covance is currently seeking an animal tech for the Greenfield, IN site.

This is a Temporary role.

As an Animal Technician you will:
- Support Animal Operations across multiple studies daily
- Clean feeders, water bottles, animal caging, and other items
- Clean and sanitize animal rooms or pens, hallways, 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
- Changes 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 experienced 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 other related duties as assigned
Education/Qualifications Required:
High school diploma or equivalent
Ability to accurately read, record, and communicate information
AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level is desirable
Experience Required:
This is an entry level job so no related experience is required
Prior experience working in a cleaning role or working with animals is preferred
EEO Employer Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

Greenfield, IN

Greenfield, Indiana