Assistant Animal Laboratory Technician
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- Daily cleaning/disinfection of canine enclosures – mostly kennel runs – few transport cages.
- Daily observation of animals and reporting to senior staff members.
- Husbandry procedures such as weights, trimming nails, cleaning ears and bathing dogs.
- Maintain cleanliness of facility including labs.
- Recovering animals after a procedure.
- Working assigned weekends and holidays required.
POSITION LOCATED IN KENNETT SQ.- NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE
- Ability to lift over 50 lbs. on a routine basis – required
- Ability to bend, crouch, climb ladders and do physically demanding work on a daily basis – required
- High school diploma or GED and 1 – 2 years experience with animals or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to work well with others and work independently – required
- Ability to work weekends and Holidays – required
- Valid drivers license – required POSITION LOCATED IN KENNETT SQ.- NO PUBLIC TRANS. AVAILABLE
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