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Technician - Animal Care I

New Haven, CT 06501

Posted: 01/20/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Scientific Job Number: 10907 Pay Rate: $20.00 - $22.00

Job Description

Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare disorders.

This is what you will do:
  • The Technician will provide daily care and health monitoring of animals; follow standard operating procedures and good documentation practices; organize, clean, and maintain production rooms, supplies, and equipment for egg layers.
  • The Technician will support the production facility by working shifts, weekends, and holidays as needed.

You will be responsible for:
  • Sanitize animal rooms, enclosures, equipment, corridors, and support areas using appropriate techniques to promote animal health and welfare and to comply with regulations and company policies. Provide nutrition to animals by supplying feed and water.
  • Organize and maintain animal enclosures, supplies, and equipment
  • Assess animal health status by gathering and documenting data and observing animals.  Administer treatments, euthanize animals. Initiate and maintain records as prescribed by standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain records by collecting and recording data to facilitate management of the facility.
  • Handle and restrain animals by using appropriate techniques to allow for care to be performed in a safe and humane manner.
  • Provide weekend and / or holiday animal care as needed.
  • Cross-train in all areas of the facility and provide coverage on an as-needed basis.
  • Oversee packaging of waste materials sent out for incineration to ensure proper procedures are followed. Receive and properly process incoming shipments of supplies and materials.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.

Job Requirements

You will need to have:
  • No unmanaged allergies to animals.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to closely follow established procedures.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand spoken English at an 8th grade level.
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. As is typical of a pharmaceutical manufacturing-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: frequently lift/carry 15/30 pounds unassisted/assisted; stand for prolonged periods of time; walk and move for prolonged periods of time; climb stairs or ladders; gown/degown PPE and uniforms; use a computer with a keyboard and mouse; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

We would prefer for you to have:
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • One or more years of experience working in a Laboratory Animal Facility or performing work in cGMP environment.

Meet Your Recruiter

Melissa Politron

As a Compass Recruiter, Melissa "Mel" is excited about rediscovering her passion in helping candidates find opportunities that will excel their professional lives and improve their personal lives. She brings a deeply-rooted excitement to the team by understanding the people she works with and finding ways she can support them. Mel's connections with others inspires her to make a difference in the overall well being of her colleagues, candidates and clients alike. 

Outside of Compass, Mel enjoys cooking, dancing and being a mom to her three wonderful boys. She has an obsession with home organization and thoroughly enjoys solving other families' organizational needs. Mel is also very passionate about One Heart Source, a humanitarian organization that combats conditions such as poverty, diseases and illiteracy through education. She participated as a summer volunteer teacher in Tanzania and credits the organization for shaping her into the person she is today. 

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