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Animal Caretaker I

Candidate will perform daily husbandry duties including washing down cages, sanitizing cages, performing health checks, feeding, transferring animals between cages for individual and group housed macaque monkeys. Must work well as a team member, as well as independently.

May be required to catch and handle non-sedated monkeys. May perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Veterinarian. EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:


High School diploma or GED equivalent. Must be able to read and follow written and verbal orders from Supervisor and Veterinarian. Must be able to write legibly and record health data and some research data.

Must have valid driver s license and meet Texas Biomed driving standards. Preferred: Six months of animal care experience. ALAT certification.

POTENTIAL HAZARDS: Employee s work will also involve working directly with laboratory animals such as Macaques and Baboons. Employee will be exposed to unpleasant odors and animal wastes.

Hazardous chemicals include Enviro-B, Super Blue, AD-1, CFC; 64LQ, Bleach and Acetone. Infectious materials (BSL-2) Other occupational hazards include bites, scratches and lifting. Employee must routinely lift 50+ pounds (feed, animals and water hoses) and carry for short distances without assistance.

Prolonged standing and walking with some climbing will be required. Work will be performed in outdoor weather conditions. Participation in a medical monitoring and surveillance program is required.

Immunization for Hepatitis B is required unless waived by the employee. Employee will drive Texas Biomed vehicles on Texas Biomed business. Safety Training and protective clothing, equipment, and supplies will be provided to the employee.

Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen is required. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status.

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Research Animal Caretaker

Objective: Perform daily animal husbandry and execution of trial protocols for Pipestone Applied Research and its clients ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Working with wean to finish pigs

  • Responsible for daily chores (animal husbandry skills) * Maintaining exceptional health and bio-security

  • Collection of daily observations

  • Assist with weighing pigs

  • Daily record keeping

  • Collection of diagnostics

  • Self-starter

  • Experience with pigs is a plus

  • Detail oriented POSITION SPECIFICATIONS Experience: Experience with livestock preferred. HOW TO APPLY WEBSITE: WWW.PIPESTONESYSTEM.COM EMAIL: CALL: 1.866.918.7378 Company Name: Pipestone Applied Research Location: Pipestone, MN Date Posted: February 1, 2017 Category: Farm & Maintenance Job Type: Part-time

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Animal Caretaker (Mvo), Na-05

Army Installation Management Command

Few vacancies in the following location:

  • Fort Riley, KS ##### Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Permanent Opened Monday 3/27/2017 (11 day(s) ago)Closes Monday 4/10/2017 (3 day(s) away) ## Job Overview

Summary Fort Riley

, "Home of the Big Red One" (1st Infantry Division), is known for its excellent training, abundant recreational opportunities, rich history, and tremendous relations with surrounding communities. Fort Riley is in the Central Flint Hills Region of northeastern Kansas, one hour west of Topeka, the state capital, and two and a half hours west of Kansas City.

Fort Riley boasts a variety of thriving communities, with the closest being Junction City, Ogden and Manhattan. Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation is recruiting for Animal Caretakers to service their Stray Animal, No Kill Shelter. Incumbent will work under the general supervision of the Program Manager or other designated employee.

Receives verbal or written instructions with initial assignments and new. Receives instructions regarding specific animal control complaints from MP Desk Sergeant or Public Works POC. ### Duties

  • Picks up loose, stray or disabled domestic animals causing alarm or representing a threat to the safety of personnel. Attempts to identify and notify owners from Clinic records.

  • Transports captured animals involved in bite incidents and those suspected to be rabid to the Post Veterinary Clinic for observation and disposition.

  • Completes Animal Control/Disposition Report for every animal captured and furnishes copies to Post Veterinary office, Department of Public Works and/or Provost Marshall Office.

  • Cleans animal cages, runs and kennel rooms on a daily basis or as directed. Disinfects cage or run after discharge of animal or release of confined animals.

  • Feeds and provides fresh water for all confined animals daily and/or as directed; protects animals from extreme weather conditions and from other animals' takes certain precautions and uses special skills in handling vicious animals to avoid injury to self or other personnel; provides security and takes precautions at all times to prevent animals from escaping. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    Knowledge of appropriate Garrison/Installation regulations pertaining to animal Control. Basic knowledge of the primary species of domestic animals on the Garrison/Installation. Knowledge of the normal appearance and activities of animals to recognize obvious changes such as excessive loss of fur, pregnancy, fighting, refusal to feed, illness, diseases, or other physical conditions.

    Knowledge of normal feed and liquid requirements, different types of feed and ability to increase or decrease amounts for different animals. Skill in handling vicious animals and ability to apply this skill to transfer or restrain animals without injury to animals or self. Knowledge of administrative procedures required for completing required reports and cage cards.

    PHYSICAL EFFORTS: Work assignments require arm and leg dexterity to operate and maintain assigned vehicle. Lifting and carrying animals/materials weighing up to 70 pounds, bending, climbing, and working in tiring and awkward positions.

    Agility and moderate strength is required to capture, restrain and control loose, stray or disabled animals frequently weighing from 50-75 pounds. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed inside and outside during all types of weather and may be exposed to bad weather conditions.

    Drives government vehicle in all types of weather and traffic. Work requires contact with unpredictable or ill-natured animals and is subject to injury from bites, scratches, kicks, etc. Inside work is often in poorly lighted or insulated areas, and often exposes animal caretakers to unpleasant odors and noises.

    Exposed to dirt, dust, and height. Subject to cuts bruises, kicks, electric shock, bites, scratches and ticks from animals. Heavy leather gloves, animal Handler's Control Pole and nets are available for use. You may view the entire position description here.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel

  • Travel required local to Fort Riley

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required

  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position

  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check * A one year probationary period may be required

Qualifications Experience in performing the duties described above and the ability to follow oral and written instructions involving those duties

. Incumbent must have a valid driver's license. Highly Preferred candidates will be referred to management first. Highly Preferred is defined as have 6 months experience in a Vet or stray facility.

Conditions of Employment 1. If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty. (Click hereto view form). 2.

Satisfactory completion of pre-employment health physical. 3. Posses a valid Driver's License 4. Obtain and maintain a Post Driver's License

Security Clearance Not Applicable

Additional Information

What To Expect Next Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met

. We appreciate your interest in this position! #### BENEFITS Our Applicant Information Kitincludes basic information about NAF Benefits.

Other Information Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to

90 days after the closing date. The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is the Fort Riley commuting area (50 miles). (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.) Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Please read our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs.

Salary Range: $11.11 to $12.97 / Per Hour Series & Grade: NA-5048-05/05 Promotion Potential: 05 Supervisory Status: No Who May Apply: US Citizens and Non Citizens Control Number: 466606400 Job Announcement Number: SWNAFEM1926625

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Animal Caretakers - Entry Level

Covance's Animal Caretaker jobs 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 ($12.25) 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.

The Animal Caretaker job is at our beautiful Madison, WI facility.

Here are some of the job responsibilities you can expect:

  • Provide general animal facility maintenance and cleanliness to animals.

  • Set up animal housing

  • Maintaining and monitoring animal laboratory facilities

Some things we would like you to know:

  • Animal Caretakers work on a rotating shift. First shift hours, but the days you work change and include weekends and some holidays.

  • This job will keep you active! You can expect to be on your feet walking approx. 5 miles/day.

  • The job will require you to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Our employee's health and safety is important to us, mandatory immunizations and screenings are required.

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Animal Caretaker

HELP WANTED for Pig Nursery in Roseboro/ Autryville area. fmi Category: Agriculture & Pets , Keywords: Animal Caretaker

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Animal Caretaker Part Time No Benefits

Summary/Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible to assist in the general care of animals in the animal care facility in conjunction with and in absence of Animal Caretaker including some weekends and holidays.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Comply with procedures as outlined in "Detailed Duties of Animal Husbandry," which include:

Feed, water and observe animals.

Provide required exercise for animals housed in the facility.

Clean cages, runs and facility floors.

  • Prepare animals for the use in teaching laboratories and assist in the transportation of the animals to and from lab areas.

  • May assist in teaching or research labs as required.

  • Wash and dry clothing used in the animal facility and animal laboratories.

  • Assist with autoclaving for teaching and animal labs.

  • Assist in the transportation of animals as necessary.

  • Euthanize and dispose of animals as specified in USDA and/or AAALAC regulations.

  • Maintain necessary written/computer records of animals purchased, their use daily, monthly, and annually, and final disposition.

  • Performs other job related duties and special projects as assigned.

  • Participate in and successfully complete all University required training including, but not limited to discrimination/harassment and code of conduct.

Qualifications/Education and/or Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school degree or equivalent.

  • Experience in animal care.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written and oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Must have the ability or be able to learn the operation of the following equipment: autoclave, University vehicle, water distilling equipment, bottle washer, clothes washer and dryer, incinerator, computer, pressurized hose, calculator

  • Must enjoy working with all species of animals.

  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but occasionally loud.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume

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Animal Caretakers

At Dykhuis Farms, we are a family owned company with relationships throughout Michigan and Indiana.

We pride ourselves in raising HEALTHY PIGS to make QUALITY PORK for our family and yours.

ANIMAL CARETAKERS are entry level position, with the following requirements:

  • Previous animal experience is helpful, but not required.
  • Must be willing to learn to understand animal behaviors.
  • Must be able to tolerate and willing to learn and perform the following tasks: euthanasia, artificial insemination, vaccinations, piglet processing, ear tagging, tattooing, power washing, and other procedures normal to animal husbandry.
  • Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions.
  • This position requires one who is multi-task oriented, hard-working, dependable, and a team player.
  • Must be able to push, pull, and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to walk on concrete for long periods of time.
  • Must be available full time Monday to Friday, with a weekend rotation (Saturday and Sunday), and some holiday work will be required.

Our SECOND SHIFT ANIMAL CARETAKERS work closely with the pigs during their birthing processes, ensuring the health of both the sow and piglet; assisting the sow when having difficulties, and properly caring for new piglets in their first days of life.

Our ANIMAL CARETAKERS provide care for the sows and piglets on a sow farm, duties and responsibilities include tasks such as:

  • Daily monitoring and evaluating sow health;
  • Maintain records for each animal;
  • Ensure proper feeding and watering;
  • Monitor the barns environment and conditions for animal health;
  • Perform routine maintenance and power washing as needed;
  • Animal movement - sows and piglets
  • Process liters daily (including but not limited to castration, tail clipping, and vaccinations)

All our employees are required to follow animal welfare policies and procedures that meet the essential needs of all our animal.

You may visit our website: , Download and complete our EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and learn more about Dykhuis Farms.
Web Id: Category: Agriculture & Pets , Keywords: Animal Caretaker

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Laboratory Animal Caretaker I

This position provides animal husbandry and sanitation following standard operating procedures for rodent species; maintains cleanliness of animal rooms and ancillary rooms; observes animals for changes in behavior, dietary habits and signs of illnesses; disposes of dead animals; observes animal room environment; receives incoming shipments of animals; maintains per diem inventory of animals; assists in administration of health treatment prescribed; restrains animals, monitors supplies used in conjunction with animals, animal rooms, cages, cage equipment, and cleaning supplies. Evidence of specialized experience, which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position, must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. Physical effort and work conditions: Physical demands require a healthy individual with dexterity. Able to lift up to 50lbs. Manual dexterity is required for handling small animals i.e. mice, rats, and swine; the workplace is an animal research facility there is potential exposure to zoonotic diseases as well as possibilities of being bitten, scratched or kicked by animals; allergic responses may develop to animal dander; animal procedures may sometimes involve exposure to anesthetic gases, radiation and chemicals used to sanitize instruments and room surfaces. Stand for long periods of time (up to 6 hours).

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Work Experience

1 year

Specific Requirements and Preferences

At least 1 to 2 years of experience in a laboratory animal science setting.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of all common laboratory animals. Ability to recognize common signs of illness, variations in eating habits, abnormal stool and urine deposits, and unusual behavior. Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting the use of animals in biomedical research. Knowledge of techniques for sanitation, sterilization, and biohazard control.

Functional Accountabilities

Husbandry Operations

  • Observe animals daily for signs of health; receive, examine, transfer, identify, and properly house incoming animal shipments according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Administer medications and treatment as prescribed by the Veterinarian.

  • Provide adequate food and water for all assigned cages.

  • Maintain daily and weekly sanitation of cages, assigned rooms, and common areas.


  • Notify manager of animal room fluctuations of temperature and humidity.

  • Complete animal room sheets, sanitation logs for common areas, and animal health reports

  • Record accurate dates of birth, deaths, and euthanasia requests.

Technical Assistance

  • Perform euthanasia procedures as requested.

  • Collect diagnostic specimens following detailed schedule (Pelt, anal, fecal, and swabs).

  • Participate in animal handling and manipulation training, when offered.


  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Cage Wash Assistance

  • Assist with the preparation of filling clean cages with bedding and assist to receive, store, and rotate animal care supplies.

Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences

  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals

  • Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

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Garden Caretaker

Under general supervision, the Garden Caretaker assists in implementing various activities concerned with planting and maintaining garden and park landscapes in Harris County Precinct 4 Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Performs the duties below; other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary.

  • Reports to and coordinates with head horticulturist on assigned duties of general landscape maintenance of the botanic garden and park; this includes: planting, mowing, weeding, spraying, irrigation, trimming, pruning and pest control, using appropriate hand and power tool equipment as needed.

  • Completes closing assignments including, but not limited to: retrieval and removal of trash and debris from common areas and receptacles; cleaning lavatories and kitchen areas; answers telephones and assists visitors.

  • When required, represents Harris County Precinct 4/Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens at civic or professional meetings.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned. Requirements: * High school diploma or GED equivalent. * A minimum of six (6) months of experience or training in horticultural field.

  • Landscape/grounds maintenance experience.

  • Basic knowledge of the following: * Irrigation repair and maintenance

  • Plant disease and pest identification with related control methods

  • Turf management

  • Care and maintenance of ornamental plant collections

  • Soil planting preparation to include grading, tilling and mulching

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Exhibits dependability and timeliness.

  • Possesses a team-player work ethic and enthusiasm to work with a large volunteer staff.

  • Ability to operate large equipment such as case loaders, trenchers and riding mowers.

  • Ability to direct job tasks to court-ordered volunteers (COV's) and individuals in the Harris County Inmate Program.

  • Valid driver's license (Texas upon hire) and a good driving record. *

Environmental and Physical Requirements:* * Physical ability to perform job duties including: regularly standing, walking, using hands and fingers to handle, feel and reach with hands and arms; frequently siting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, talking or hearing and tasting or smelling.

  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to forty (40) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to eighty (80) pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, including extreme cold and extreme heat; exterior and interior wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and vibration; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements: A Pesticide Applicator's License (in lawn, ornamental and weed categories) issued through the Texas Structural Pest Control Board is required to perform this job. Continued employment may be contingent upon obtaining and updating the required license(s).

NOTE:Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation; but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. Preferences: * A minimum of one (1) year of experience or training in horticultural field. General Information:

HOURS:* 40 Hours per Week / Flexible

  • Various Shifts Including Weekends, Evenings and Holidays (Hours as Assigned)

SALARY: * Based on 26 Pay Periods Harris County Precinct 4 strives to maintain a drug and alcohol free environment in the workplace. All new employees are required to pass a drug and alcohol-screening test and may be subject to random testing as a condition of continued employment.Job Title: Garden Caretaker Opening Date/Time: Wed. 08/31/16 12:00 AM Central Time Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $12.36/Hour Job Type: Regular Full-time Location: Humble, Texas Department: Commissioner Precinct 4

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Caretaker Show job Location: Morristown Employment type:

Part time / side job Years of experience: 1 - 2 years Organization: United Helpers Management Company Description: General maintenance duties include but are not limited to lawn care, snow removal, cleaning, minor electrical and plumbing repairs and painting.

Light to moderate lifting. Favorable daily interaction with tenants is required. Must have valid NYS driver’s license.

Occupational fields: Care Taker

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