Animal Care Technician I

DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Services & Technical Operations

REPORTS TO: Department Supervisor/Manager or Director

Location: Grafton, MA Facility


An entry-level technician with the expectations of supervised functionality involved in the daily function of animal care and maintenance.

  • Cleaning and sanitization of animal housing.
  • Handling of multiple species of animals.
  • Observation of issues related to animal care and housing (e.g., problems with lighting, etc.)
  • Performing food consumption and clinical observations.
  • Replenishing all PPE stations in the animal facility, hallways, ORs and OR conference rooms as needed.
  • Assisting with animal transport.
  • Assisting, as needed, technical staff in departmental areas.
  • Working effectively as a team member.
  • Performing other related duties as required.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all employees and outside personnel.
  • Must be able to work effectively and harmoniously as part of a team.
  • Basic computer proficiency.
  • Education: High school or GED required
  • Experience: Preferred
  • Certification/Licensure: ALAT preferred. Valid driver’s license required.
  • Must be able to perform laboratory procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to consistently lift and move at least 50 pounds.
  • Animal facility and laboratories with moderate noise possible.
  • Working with potentially hazardous/noxious devices (e.g., needles, scalpel blades etc), chemicals (e.g., anesthetic gases, formalin, alcohols, xylenes, etc.) and/or radiation.
  • General office working conditions.
  • This position may require occasional duties on weekends and/or holidays.
  • Hours may vary.

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their position. • The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

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