Animal Care Technician Job at Xenspire Technologies, Minnesota

  • Xenspire Technologies
  • Minnesota

Job Description

Job Summary: This individual will be responsible for performing the daily husbandry aspects of all animals in compliance with GLP, USDA and AAALAC guidelines.

Essential Job Functions:

· Handles animals humanely.

· Daily feeding of animals.

· Washing and changing of animal cages.

· Receives shipments of feed, bedding and other materials.

· Disinfects laboratory daily.

· Maintains accurate documentation of logs.

· Training new staff.

· Works on routine assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.

· Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments.

· Works under close supervision from supervisor or senior personnel.

· Performs support functions (e.g. Runner function)

· Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required.

· May be required to work Holidays and weekends.

· May be required to work overtime.

· Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals.

· Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.

· Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.

· Other duties as assigned.

· May be required to assist in other departments.


Job Requirements:

Experience / Education

· High Diploma or equivalent education preferred

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

· Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills

· Need to be able to read, write and understand English

· Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)

· Good Documentation Practices experience preferred

· MS Excel and Windows experience

Physical Requirement:

· Must be able to work in a Lab setting with exposure to animals/bio hazards/chemical

· Must be able to wear appropriate PPE

· Must be able to work in environment with minimal noise levels

· Ability to stand for long periods of time

· Clarity of vision

· Ability to identify and distinguish colors

· Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions

· Ability to lift 50 lbs routinely/often/occasionally

· Ability to crouch, bend, twist and reach

· Ability to push/pull 50 lbs routinely/often occasionally

· Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing

· Inside working conditions

· Must not have animal allergies to applicable species in this facility

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Weekend work,

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