Animal Technician in San Francisco, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  1029702


Apex is looking for Animal Technicians candidates for a large San Francisco non-profit institution.
Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join an organization that is a part of innovative research for medical breakthroughs.
  • Work for an institution that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.  
  • Great opportunity for someone interested in creating a career working with animal in a research setting and in facility maintenance.

HEALTH MONITORING
  • Recognizes and promptly reports sick or injured animals to designated work leader/supervisor. Assist in generating the computer driven Morning Health Report by entering relevant and appropriate information.
  • Performs routine health examinations on a variety of animals
  • Administers medication as prescribed by the veterinary staff.
  • Measures, records and maintains animal health data. Maintains animal health records according to SOPs and USD/PHS regulations, which may include physical examination data.

ANIMAL CARE DUTIES
  • Transfers animals from dirty to clean cages. Washes and disinfects cages, feed dishes and water bowls
  • Feed and water animals daily according to instructions, which may include the preparation and administration of special diets.
  • Sweeps, mops and disinfects facility floors/areas, walls and/or perches. Keeps equipment, feed and bedding in a neat, orderly and appropriately stored manner.

FACILITY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Trains other employees as directed. Promptly informs the work leader/supervisor of the need for additional equipment, protective clothing, occupational health information, or training for personnel assigned to the facility.
  • Maintains an organized and clean work environment that pertains to animal rooms but also includes: common areas such as corridors, cage wash, procedure rooms, anterooms, storage areas and grounds. Assist in facility grounds and maintenance work.
  • Informs the work leader/supervisor of the need for facility and equipment renovations and/or repairs. Makes suggestions of appropriate renovations and/or repairs per USDA and PHS.
  • In accordance with USDA/PHS regulations assures that feed, bedding and other supplies are stored properly and used in a timely manner and according to SOPs.

RECORD KEEPING
  • Measures, records and maintains animal rooms and equipment data. This may include the use of automated monitoring equipment and devices.
  • Assures that animals housed in the facility are properly identified, that individual animal records are up-to-date and available as needed, and that current SOPs are posted or available for each animal room.
  • Assists in the collection and organization of data needed for billing and inventory

Requirements
  • Previous experience in a vivarium and animal care handling is highly desired, but not required.
  • AA degree in Animal Husbandry, Animal or Biological Sciences is preferred but not required.
  • LAT certification is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to lift 30 - 50 lbs required.
  • Communication skills and the ability to work independently and in a team environment are essential.

Only apply if you are up to the challenge of working in a fast-pace research environment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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