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Animal Care Technician

Synectics Inc.
North Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Description:
Maintains the vivarium and support areas through proper execution of assigned tasks. 
Directly performs the daily activities involved with cleaning and spraying cages, disinfecting and sanitizing equipment, and stocking supplies. 
Follows department procedures, to include but not be limited to: cage cleaning, room sanitation, equipment preparation and moving, and cage changes. 
Maintains daily husbandry tasks through proper execution of training materials and assigned tasks. 
Directly performs animal handling, carrying and holding animal cages and animals, using and moving carts, hoses or any other lab equipment and supplies. 
Follows department procedures to provide comprehensive observation and handling of various research animals. 
Assists with the receiving and housing of research animals; including preparing for the housing activity.
Documents tasks in both written and electronic platforms in accordance with regulatory expectations such as feeding, cleaning, etc. 
Documentation style must be neat, organized, and consistent with departmental standards. 
Maintains area of responsibility by practicing good observation skills and attention to detail. 
Physical dexterity, visual and auditory acuity, and sensitivity to changes in environmental conditions are utilized in daily task performance. 
Uses experience and training to make minor decisions to execute daily responsibilities to support animal care operations. 
Applies basic computer skills to maintain regulatory compliance and training to include but not limited to, email, calendar, and computer based training modules. 
Assures duties are completed accurately and in a timely manner not to impact pipeline activities and/or integrity of regulatory expectations.

Qualifications: 
High School Diploma required
Problem-solving ability consisting of taking initiative to handle basic issues autonomously and working with team members for more complex issues to support animal care operations.
Ability to consistently perform functions consistent with company leadership behaviors and attributes.
Ability to safely lift 50 pounds
Ability to work in compliance with all local, federal, and USDA regulations.
Good communication skills and the ability to maintain efficiency in the workplace and effective in a team environment.
Very dependable and punctual 
Able to work in a regulated environment with SOPs 
Attention to detail to provide good animal welfare.
2-5 years experience
Certification through AALAS is preferred
Previous animal care experience preferred
Experience with animals is great: Petco, Petsmart, vet clinic, etc. 
 

Company Description
Synectics is one of the nation's foremost consulting firms, working with a client base that includes some of the leading institutions and Fortune 500 corporations in the United States. We seek to bring the most highly qualified professionals to assignments that they will find challenging and fulfilling. We also seek to justify our clients’ expectations that every Synectics consultant will bring the highest possible effort to their endeavors every day. Our success has depended on our consistent ability to achieve both of these goals.

Synectics serves an extremely diverse client base which represents an equally diverse range of industries and institutions. The technologies we support have always been responsive to this extremely broad spectrum. In order to fully engage with this continually changing commercial and technological landscape, our employees must draw on their own varying interests, skills and backgrounds. This insight, reflected in our daily practices, has always been our fundamental strength as a company, and it continues to serve us well in all our efforts.

Synectics Inc.

Why Work Here?
Fortune 100 company

Synectics is one of the nation's foremost consulting firms, working with a client base that includes some of the leading institutions and Fortune 500 corporations in the United States. We seek to bring the most highly qualified professionals to assignments that they will find challenging and fulfilling. We also seek to justify our clients’ expectations that every Synectics consultant will bring the highest possible effort to their endeavors every day. Our success has depended on our consistent ability to achieve both of these goals. Synectics serves an extremely diverse client base which represents an equally diverse range of industries and institutions. The technologies we support have always been responsive to this extremely broad spectrum. In order to fully engage with this continually changing commercial and technological landscape, our employees must draw on their own varying interests, skills and backgrounds. This insight, reflected in our daily practices, has always been our fundamental strength as a company, and it continues to serve us well in all our efforts. Synectics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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North Chicago, IL
60064 USA

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Animal

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