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Charles River Laboratories Animal Care Technician in O’Fallon, Missouri

Animal Care Technician

Req ID #: 69691


O’Fallon, MO, US, 63366

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an Animal Care Technician for our Aviansite located in O'Fallon, MO. The Animal Care Tech will provide general care of poultry flock, including hatching of eggs, feeding, and egg collection. Perform required health testing, blood sampling, cloacal swabs, and fecal material sample collection. Assist with general cleaning of production rooms and facility. Assist in completing weekly and monthly health reports and prepares associated documentation for clients and/or government and regulatory agencies.

The following are responsibilities related to the Animal Care Technician:

• Assist with receipt and placement of birds.• Feed and provide general care of birds.• Move birds as needed.• Perform general cleaning of facility, upkeep, and disinfecting of rooms.• Perform inoculations and harvests as scheduled.• Prepare records, batch records, reports and other required documentation.• Perform test calibrations when needed.• Recycle chicken rooms, sterilize and decontaminate rooms.• Respond to alarms as required.• Perform basic grounds maintenance as required.• Perform all other related duties as assigned

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Animal Care Technician position:

• High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).• One(1) year related experience and/or training: or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience.

About AvianOur Avian business group provides vaccine manufacturers and researchers the comfort of knowing that the raw materials used in their manufacturing process are free of extraneous agents. Charles River has established flock handling and egg production procedures that set the global industry standard.

About Charles RiverCharles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion. .

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet