Animal Technician

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Basic Job Info

Job Type
Experience Required
0 to 1 year(s)
Degree Required
High School
Begin Date
End Date
Base Pay
Employment Type
Manages Others
Relocation Covered

Job Description

Covance’s Animal Technician job will not only take care of your immediate needs but also help you with your career goals. Are you looking for a job that provides a competitive hourly rate AND offers full medical/dental/vision benefits? 

Are you looking for a company that wants to help you with your future whether it is on job training or going back to school (tuition reimbursement).

We also want you to take time off for yourself, so Covance offers 21 days of paid time off annually.

Covance is seeking an Animal Technician at our facility in Denver, PA.

The Animal Technician will:

♦ Adhere to strict SOP’s, directives and enforce regulatory compliance.
♦ Responsible for sanitation of the animal buildings, cages, and support areas in order to maintain a clean and healthy environment to produce the highest quality animal and minimize the spread of bacteria and disease.
♦ Responsible for physical area of designated building (stock/production).
♦ Rabbit production: breed, palpate, manage nest boxes, foster, identify and retain breeder candidates, wean.
♦ Maintain animal stock: feed, wash cages, dump pans, check automatic watering, identify health issues, and consolidate.
♦ Set up orders by age/weight for all shipments to customers, identify and confirm client requirements, select and pack animals to meet delivery schedules.
♦ Be aware of compliance issues and report as needed.
♦ Conduct head count of animals to determine availability of salable animals.
♦ Do laundry to maintain personal hygiene.
♦ Monitor all traffic and material entering the building.
♦ Stock supplies for building.
♦ Ability to perform RADAC plate testing, internal chlorine reading, ammonia samples, fecal collections, and necropsies.
♦ Take necessary steps to assume a safe working environment.
♦ Complete necessary paperwork (stock/production).
♦ Write and update SOP’s as needed.
♦ Perform miscellaneous duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements


♦ High school diploma or equivalent
♦ AALAS Certification preferred


 Small animal production/order preparation experience helpful
♦ Previous experience in science field helpful

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