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Animal Care Technician

Company: Envigo RMS, LLC
Location: Cumberland
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

WORK HOURS: M-F 7am-4pm with some flexibility, 40 hours a week.



BENEFITS: Our client offers full benefits, including PTO, Holiday Pay, Flex Spend, Medical, Vision, and Dental



Important Notes on this Opening:

These Animal Care Technician jobs are located at an Animal Site. Employees are required to shower in and out of the facility, and are provided clothing, shoes, undergarments, PPE, etc. each workday. Employees have personal lockers to place their items each morning. Employees cannot have cell phones on site and must leave in their cars. Lunches are provided daily for employees, as they are not allowed to bring anything inside the facility for sanitary reasons. Employees who work in this environment cannot have the following pets at home, due to the nature of the work environment: Beagles (K9 dogs), small rodents, hamsters, chinchillas, Guinee pigs, reptiles, lizards, snakes, etc. If they have considered "normal" house pets like dogs, cats or goldfish, that's okay. This is very individualized work. Although there are hundreds of people that work at this site, each task is more individualized within the employee's barrier as they care for the animals themselves, partaking in cleaning cages, feeding, and breeding responsibilities. No prior experience is necessary, however this person must have a strong desire to work with animals on a daily basis.



Must-Haves:

Lift up to 50lbs on occasion AND stand/walk on concrete for at least 2 hours at a time

Will be required to frequently bend, reach, push, pull, squat and lift animal crates, bedding, and food bags

Desire to work with and care for animals on a daily basis and an interest in animal development and breeding

Continuous effort toward contributing to a clean and safe working environment.

Ability and willingness to complete paperwork as needed.

Must be available to work weekends/ holidays on a rotating basis, and willingness to work overtime when needed.

What You'll be Doing:

Cares for animals in the barrier operation including feeding, cleaning and breeding responsibilities.

Follows protocol to ensure the health and welfare of the animals in care.

Coordinate order details to include selection, packaging and confirming accuracy.

Keeps accurate records of breeding, feeding, cleaning and care of animals.

Maintains responsibility for sanitation of the animal buildings, cages and support areas.

Keywords: Envigo RMS, LLC, Richmond , Animal Care Technician, Other , Cumberland, Virginia

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