Animal Technician
Windham , Maine
November 12, 2016
Are you looking for hands on production work and have an interest in science!?
Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm
$12.00/hr Pay
Animal Technician I

This position participates in a team of technicians responsible for animal husbandry and production activities for polyclonal antibody production. All job responsibilities to be conducted within standard operating procedures, animal welfare regulations and cGMP compliance.

Responsibilities & Duties: (Includes but not limited to)
Animal Husbandry & Health Care
Clean and disinfect barns, cages, pens, yards and support areas.
Feed animals, maintain water systems, and maintain ventilation settings, pest control, snow removal, and related tasks.
Conduct animal identification, animal breeding programs and related tasks.
Conduct animal health monitoring, treatment and documentation, to include vaccinations, herd/colony disease testing, hoof/nail trimming, and related tasks.
Maintain a clean, organized and safe work environment. Conduct inventory for supplies, maintain critical inventories, and stock supplies.
Complete and maintain written and electronic records in accordance with Company and regulatory requirements and expectations.

Antibody Production
Conduct daily set-up of production supplies and care/distribution of antigen/antiserum supplies and products while in storage and transit.
Conduct antiserum collection methods for all species.
Conduct antigen immunizations methods for all species.
Document work procedures accomplished through database and internal systems.
Maintain a clean, organized and safe work environment. Conduct inventory for supplies, maintain critical inventories, and stock supplies.

Qualifications: (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Education, Experience, Job Skills, Equipment Skills, and Certifications)
High school degree or equivalent degree.
PMI Laboratory Animal Care Course Certification within first 90 days of employment.
Knowledge of job specific standard operating procedures, animal welfare regulations and cGMP requirements.
Aptitude to learn basic animal anatomy and physiology.

Skills and Abilities:
Ability to understand and execute written work instructions.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently.
Ability to operate laboratory equipment, skid steer loaders, tractors, farm equipment, etc.
Ability to repetitively manipulate syringes, needles, feeding scoops, hoof trimmers, cleaning brushes, etc.
Basic computer skills for data entry and communications.
Ability to restrain animals for health treatments, hoof trims, production procedures, etc.
Ability to evaluate animal health parameters, conduct preventative and acute animal health treatments and document results.

WORKING CONDITIONS (Travel, exposure to temperature or hazardous chemicals, overtime, weekend work)
Work Weekends, Holidays and Overtime as needed.
Stand on concrete floors for the length of the work day.
Potential exposure to animal bites, scratches, dander, animal blood, and zoonotic diseases.
Requires repetitive movement of hands, arms, shoulders and back, and repetitive kneeling on concrete floor and climbing of 6¿ step ladders.
Restraint of live animals, up to 300 pounds and frequent lifting up to 50 pounds.
Exposure to all weather and temperature extremes.
Exposure to extreme hot surfaces.
Potential exposure to various chemicals, antigens, blood and potential of incurring needle sticks with animal blood and antigens.

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