Animal Technician | BioNJ Talent Services

Animal Technician

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Organization Name: 
Covance, Inc.
Position Location: 
Denver, PA, 17517, USA
Job Description:

**Job Overview**

Covance is seeking an AnimalTechnician to work with Primates in its Denver, PA location.

In this position you willparticipate in management of primates and provide ongoing primate husbandry care to primates in a primate quarantine barrier operation

+ Maintain animal areas and the facility, including: general animal husbandry, cleaning troughs, pans, floors, walls, cages, and corridors.

+ Make daily observations of Primates by observing for common signs of illness, pain, trauma, or depression and administer treatment/medication as needed

+ Prepare equipment for TB’s such as syringes, blood tubes, pads, scales, tags, etc.

+ Perform bleeds, vaccinations, TB testing and sample collecting of animals

+ Administer tattoos and ear tags

+ Perform routine weighing of primates

+ Unload and unpack new animal arrivals into designated areas; pack animals for shipment

+ Feed animals and ensure animals are getting water by inspecting lixits

+ Dispose of incoming animal crates

+ Assist in pulling and packing of animals for client shipment

+ Perform terminal breakdown on empty animal room, i.e. Wash and disinfectant room, remove/replace caging.

+ Maintenance of records

+ Maintenance/sanitation of all equipment

+ Ordering and receiving of supplies pertinent to the operations of the primate unit

+ Monitor room conditions such as temperature and lighting, inform supervisor if not functioning properly.

+ Assist in scheduling of work assignments and projects

+ Assist in supervising entry level animal technicians

+ Other duties as assigned

**Education/Qualifications**

**Required:**

+ High School/GED diploma

+ Ability to effectively communicate

**Experience**

**Required:**

+ Two years experience in animal care (NHP Enrichment/Behavioral experience is a plus)

**Job Number** _2017-15137_

**Job Category** _Other_

**Position Type** _Full-Time_

Additional Job or Internship Information
Position Type: 
Full time job
Function: 
Other
Job Reference: 
covance2-15137