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Animal Research Technician- Animal Services

Company: Charles River Laboratories
Location: Mattawan
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

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**$1,000 Sign-On Bonus****2nd Shift 2:30pm-11:00pm**
We are seeking an Equipment Technician for our Animal Services Team located in Mattawan, MI.
An Equipment Technician is part of a multi-faceted team that is responsible for: providing compliant caging and support equipment for all laboratory animals and for performing assigned technical and administrative functions within the guidelines/requirements outlined in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are essential for producing sound, reliable data. The individual in this role may need to handle animals of multiple species.
If you possess the following qualities, we will train you in the rest:

  • Enjoys being part of a team
  • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Dependable
  • Ability to work independentlyThe following are minimum requirements related to the Equipment Technician position.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
    • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions and including ability to learn a validated system.
    • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.
    • Ability to work under specific time constraints.
    • Ability to walk up to 10miles per day on cement floors.
    • Ability to push cages that could weigh up to 800lbs.
    • Ability to lift/move up to 40 pounds regularly and up to 60 pounds frequently.
    • Physically able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to include properly fitted respirator.
      Vaccine Mandate
      Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees.

      Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.
      About Safety Assessment
      Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

Keywords: Charles River Laboratories, Kalamazoo , Animal Research Technician- Animal Services, Professions , Mattawan, Michigan

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