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Animal Care Technician

Company: Cargill
Location: Elk River
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Are you open to new opportunities? This is a great option for you to get started with one of the biggest agricultural companies! We offer great benefits and compensation! The Animal Technician is primarily responsible for the execution of approved protocols for animal studies in a safe, accurate and timely fashion. In this role, you will conduct research trials by collecting data that includes animal weight, feed information and various types of sample information. You will also be responsible for providing standard animal husbandry and housekeeping duties. This position requires the technician to work 1 weekend every 4 weeks and 2 holidays per year. A normal day would include:

  • Execute predefined protocols and standard operation procedures, like feeding, sample collection, animal observation, disease recognition, accurate data compilation, observations, deviations and trial quality measurement are in time and in scope.
  • Maintain safe working conditions in accordance with our safety program and animal welfare standards and comply with animal policies.
  • Maintain cleanliness and perform basic equipment maintenance and troubleshoot research equipment to ensure proper protocols requirements.
  • Contribute to continuous evaluation and improvement of experimental methodology, daily routines and procedures.
  • Handle complex clerical, administrative, technical or customer support issues under minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned Qualifications
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Minimum of four years of related work experience
    • Proficient computer skills
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs repeatedly
    • Must be able to work in cold, hot, humid dirty, dusty environment
    • Excellent arm, hand and leg motor skills: bending, twisting, pulling, pushing, stairs, sampling
    • Must be able to wear a respirator as required.
    • Able and willing to work 1 weekend every 4 weeks and 2 holidays per year. . Date posted: 02/09/2023

Keywords: Cargill, Minneapolis , Animal Care Technician, Professions , Elk River, Minnesota

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