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Poultry Animal Technician

Envigo RMS

This is a Full-time position in Denver, PA posted October 24, 2021.

Overview

Envigo provides the broadest range of research models and related services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government, academia, and other life science organizations. We pride ourselves on recruiting the best – professional, forward thinking, enthusiastic and highly motivated people who are passionate about what we do and believe in what we stand for…making a difference in people’s lives. We are evolving to become the best company to work with and to work for. Come and join us as a Poultry Animal Care Technician in our Denver, PA location – we have an exciting future ahead!

Is this you?

We are seeking an Animal Care Technician to join our dynamic team! This position works at our Denver, PA location. This position will focus on overall poultry animal care and welfare, production, facility upkeep and recordkeeping and procedural duties. The person in this role will need to feel passionate about working with poultry, enjoy and excel at organization, and support and maintain a clean, safe and compliant working environment. We are seeking someone that is hardworking, shows attention to detail, takes initiative, has a teamwork mentality and positive attitude.

Responsibilities

Primary ways the Animal Care Technician will contribute to the Envigo team:

  • Cares for animals including feeding, cleaning, grooming, and breeding responsibilities
  • Follows protocol to ensure the health and welfare of the poultry in care, including maintaining health records
  • Duties to perform include artificial insemination, blood collection, and other health sampling as directed
  • Conduct hatch activities including extensive documentation
  • Keeps accurate records of breeding, feeding, egg collection, cleaning and care of poultry
  • Maintains responsibility for sanitation of the poultry buildings, cages and support areas.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

We are looking for the following from the Animal Care Technician:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Desire to work with and care for poultry on a daily basis.
  • Interest in poultry production
  • Continuous effort toward contributing to a clean and safe working environment
  • Ability and willingness to complete paperwork as needed
  • Must be available to work weekends/ holidays on a rotating basis
  • Willingness to work overtime when needed, very limited

This position requires that the Animal Care Technician be able to:

  • Able to handle poultry and recognize abnormalities
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Able to work in a confined environment
  • Attention to details, experience with GDP desired
  • Frequently bend, reach, push, pull, squat and lift, stand/walk most of work shift
  • Avoid contact with avian species outside of work

Envigo offers benefits including:

  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k)

Envigo is an EOE, including disability/vets