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Animal Trainer (Part-Time)

SUMMARY Under the direction of the Behavior and Training Coordinator, participates in the implementation of behavior and training programs to improve the adoptability of in-house shelter animals and to educate guests about behavior and care, helping enhance the human-animal bond and allow responsible pet owners to safely and humanely control their dog?s behavior. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but are not limited to:Participate in the implementation of in-house shelter animal training programs using positive reinforcement training methods.

Includes the participation in evaluation of animals, preparation of written training plans, progress reports, and hands-on work with animals in the program. Provide community outreach on animal behavior through pre- and post- adoption services, public workshops, information materials and participation in special events. Assist in the creation of educational handouts and resources for members of the community on humane training techniques as needed.Lead group training classes for public and in house animals, offered through SDHS.Under the direction of the Behavior and Training Coordinator, assist other staff in various departments in the implementation of behavior programs to enrich the animal?s environment, to prevent problem behaviors, and to improve their adoptability.Participate in the creation of volunteer workshop curriculum, written workshop materials, and lead volunteer workshops.Return Behavior Helpline calls and Ask A Trainer emails from community members and adopters.Accurately and reliably enter notes in the organization?s electronic record keeping system; keep training records and working files as assigned.Collect and enter data on in-house animals, training classes, phone calls, and emails to assist the department in creation of monthly reports and statistics.Collaborate with the behavior assessment team and staff from other departments.Research new training methods and class options offered elsewhere to ensure training programs and techniques stay fresh and up-to-date.

Collaborate and maintain positive contacts with outside trainers in gaining new information and techniques.Participate in special events including fund-raisers, media events, public lectures, demonstrations, and Ask-A-Trainer information booths.Communicate effectively and professionally with coworkers, management, volunteers and the public at all times.Contribute to a work environment that fosters pride in being part of a winning team that promotes personal growth.Must wear appropriate, clean uniform and name tag, and conform to dress code at all times during business hours.Attend and completes training provided, as scheduled.Attend and participate in meetings as scheduled. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: NONE QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION, SKILL, EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma required. Prefer college degree or equivalent. Must have a positive approach and rapport with animals and people.

Minimum three years of paid training experience teaching group training classes independently and consumer contact experience is required. CPDT certification or equivalent preferred. Knowledge of both canine and feline behavior is required.

Experience in the use of positive reinforcement methods, including appropriate use of humane training products is required. Clicker training experience is required. Previous shelter work experience is highly desirable.

Requires well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people of varying background and cultures by adapting style and tactics to fit the audience. Must be comfortable speaking with members of the public, in front of groups, over the telephone, and communicating via email. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.

Individual must be flexible, work well under pressure, be an active problem-solver, and possess a positive attitude. Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia. . Valid CA Drivers License and good driving record required. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Will sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, grasp, grip, put fingers together firmly and reach above and below shoulder level, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds and push and pull up to 100 pounds for situations of restraining, manipulating or moving animals or supplies; repetitively use hands to operate computers; flex the neck upward and downward; twist the neck and the waist.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsWORK ENVIRONMENT A blend of both indoor and outdoor shelter kennels, standard office environment, indoor classrooms and outdoor training yards. When outdoors, may be exposed to weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, and direct sunlight. Will be working directly with animals, staff, volunteers and the public.

Travel to other Society locations may be required. Work hours will also include weekend and evening time.



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Product Marketing Manager - Pro Animal

Position Title          Product Marketing Manager- Pro Animal- IL #3647
Relocation              Yes
Location                  Western Illinois
Global manufacturer looking for a Product Marketing Manager.
This position is responsible for leading all marketing activities of the Animal Products division.  The Marketing Manager is a self-directed marketing professional who is responsible for developing strong long and short-term brand, marketing, promotional, new product development and merchandising strategies.
Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advocate for the brand vision, strategy and positioning in the marketplace.
  • Develop comprehensive market strategies, including product positioning and competitive analysis.
  • Develop and implement marketing plans and calendars by brand, segment and channel.
  • Ability to prepare creative briefs and direct internal/external resources.
  • Proactively lead the concept and design of new products and/or packaging to meet changing demands of the market, increase market share and increase profitability.
  • Coordinate new product launches, line extensions, promotions, pricing, packaging, advertising, market research and analysis of customer trends.
  • Lead and direct various marketing communications projects, brand/product videos, merchandising and advertising (print, digital, etc.) to increase sales.
  • Work closely with Sales to develop and manage customer strategies.
  • Use financial data to make sound decisions that achieve key strategic initiatives.
  • Achieve company sales and profit objectives.
  • Establish and manage divisional products and marketing budget against plan.
  • Product management of Pet Specialty and Professional Pet Markets.
  • Mentor marketing team, develop their skill sets and create individual develop plans for each.
The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Marketing required; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of related experience in a CPG or related environment
  • Strong new product development and marketing experience required
  • Strong leadership, creative, problem-solving, presentation, planning and organizing skills
  • Proven ability to convert strategies into operational plans and tactical execution
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to set priorities according to business needs
  • Ability to take initiative and resolve complex marketing issues
  • Strong Computer/Microsoft skills
  • Experience with Social Media platforms
Travel
  • Travel up to 20% annually for customer presentations, trade shows, etc.
Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:
1.  Bachelor's Degree in Business or Marketing required.  MBA preferred.
2.  5+ years of product marketing management experience in a CPG or related environment.
3.  Strong new product development and marketing experience required.
4.  Experience with Social Media platforms.
5.  Interest in working in Sterling, IL.

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Animal Care Helper

Our clients include integrated oil companies, major mining multinationals, as well as several of the world's largest global electric utilities and power-generation firms. In addition, we work closely with the Global Markets group by supporting energy and commodity trading and sector analysis/portfolio management groups within financial institutions. We also collaborate with the other client services teams on a variety of strategic research projects and thematic workshops.

Requirements

  1. Must be able to handle dogs of all sizes and cats
  2. Must enjoy working with both people and pets
  3. Must have the stamina to walk energetic dogs as well as ensure our pet resort looks inviting and clean
  4. Must have a flexible work schedule where you can work during the week, as well as, on the weekends and holiday time frames.
  5. Must be able to follow directions and comply with processes and procedures
  6. Must have a keen sense of observation when observing the pets
  7. CAN NOT BE ALLERGIC TO DOGS OR CATS
  8. CSRs: Must be able to multi-task and handle large phone call volumes and walk in tours
  9. CSRs: Must have a positive, upbeat phone voice and personality

Primary Services

?Direct advisory services: We offer quarterly in-person commodity outlook presentations, tailored to client interests within our broad suite of thematic coverage. In addition, clients have full access to Eurasia Group's research platform of directors and senior analysts via phone and email.

?Regional and thematic research products: Our group's flagship product is Energy Trendwatch, which is distributed to clients on a weekly basis. Our clients also receive Eurasia Group's suite of daily, weekly, and monthly publications, ranging from event-driven notes to forward-looking regional and global outlooks.

?Tailored projects & consulting: We provide a variety of bespoke services in conjunction with Eurasia Group's regional research groups, including market-entry analysis, executive briefings, monitoring services, strategic planning, country studies, and sector-focused comparative risk modeling.


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Animal Care Provider

As the economic recovery unfolds, many executives with supply chain and logistics responsibilities are moving out of ?survival mode? and beginning to make their supply chains more flexible, responsive and efficient. They are looking to trim the number of distribution centers while minimizing transportation costs and cycle time.

If they have moved operations or sourcing overseas, they are looking for strategies to help them better manage a more complicated set of logistics and get a handle on fluctuations in inbound shipping costs. And if it has been a while since their warehousing and inventory strategies have been examined, they are looking for ways to respond to changes in customer order patterns and incorporate important new technologies.

Job Summary

This position must be able to provide professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times.
Possess computer aptitudes that enable applicant to quickly learn a mostly paperless hospital system.
Ability to multi-task with strong written and verbal communication skills.
Perform procedures including but not limited to: placing IV catheters, inducing anesthesia, intubating patients, preparing pets for procedures, monitoring hospitalized and surgical patients, administering injections and medications, running lab work, drawing blood, etc.

Further duties include:

Educate clients, maintain proper and complete medical charts, and maintain clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.

Minimum of one year experience preferred but will train the right individual.
Our employment package is commensurate on experience and includes a generous salary and benefits such as paid time off, uniform allowance, retirement program, and discounted medical care for employee pets commensurate .
If you are ambitious, friendly, adventurous and enthusiastic about veterinary medicine we want to hear from you.

We?ve been helping leading companies in a range of industries tackle these problems for over 30 years and more than 1,000 client engagements. Though every problem we encounter is different, we approach all of our engagements with certain fundamental perspectives.



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Innovation Manager, Animal Nutrition

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world. Innovation MI&S Manager The Market Insight and Strategy (MI&S) Manager will plan, lead and execute critical secondary and primary market research projects for Corporate Innovation’s Future Platforms Team. The position is also responsible for providing opportunity development support, project management and team facilitation as appropriate. This MI&S Manager will focus on closing critical information gaps for the team by translating information into strategic insights that feed a pipeline of opportunities that will deliver profitable growth. Responsibilities: • Lead market research projects in support of prospective opportunities, growth platforms, and/or other business sustaining activities.

  • Cultivate and maintain a network of secondary and industry resources to expedite knowledge base development.

  • Develop in-depth knowledge in target markets. The markets & industries of interest include Animal Nutrition, Coatings, Care Chemicals, Specialty Fluids & Energy, Tire Additives and Adhesives. Specific industry knowledge is not required but the ability to quickly develop acumen in these spaces is essential and will enable success. • Proactively recommend and lead appropriate strategies and methodologies to gain market insight that support and drive growth projects. • Work with external consultants to determine best fit for project outsourcing; manage relationships through the selection process; manage consultant scope, spend, and deliverables to ensure client needs are met; and ensure final project deliverables are successfully and fully met.

  • Translate various sources and research findings into concise findings, implications, recommendations. Expectations: + Participate as a team member on Future Platform Stage Gate project teams.

  • Support branding objectives through primary and secondary research.

  • Maintain a project load that is aligned with key deliverables and expected results + Meet or exceed project time and budget expectations.

  • Use internal and external resources in the most efficient and effective manner to provide market/customer insight within the time frame.

  • Develop a market research "road map" to effectively communicate project timing, resource needs, and capacity of resources.

  • Become an "expert" on tools, frameworks, and processes in order to facilitate choice-making to drive growth in the organization.

  • Clearly articulate information gaps for supported projects so that project resources (internal or external) are aligned and the gaps will be ultimately closed. Do not pursue projects without clear information gaps, expectations, and deliverables + Continue to build on marketing and strategic skills necessary to support the Future Platforms Team while improving efficiency and effectiveness and to develop long-term skills. Qualifications: + BS/BA required, Advanced Degree in Market Research or MBA.

  • Experience working in any of the following industries is desired: Animal Nutrition, Coatings, Care Chemicals, Specialty Fluids & Energy, Tire Additives or Adhesives + Excellent written and verbal communication skills + Self-starter able to operate with minimal supervision and a strong ability to drive to results

  • Proven hands on secondary research, analyses and reporting.

  • Primary and secondary research methodologies, vendor relationship management, organizational, analytical, networking, business acumen, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple, competing priorities.

  • Proven track record with demonstrated results of inspiring action from insights leading to significant growth opportunities

  • Experience networking across large, matrixed organizations preferred + Strong organizational skills + Enthusiastic and motivated to create growth opportunities with significant long-term growth potential Additionally, the following characteristics are important: • Project management and leadership • Results oriented and proactive • High energy and acts with a sense of urgency • Collaborative team player • Creative and flexible • Honest and ethical • Strategic thinking Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

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Technician, Animal Care

Responsibilities + Monitor the health of animals in the laboratory under close direction of supervisor and/or veterinarian.

  • Sanitize and clean cages, racks, rooms, runs, outside animal area, and all related equipment per SOPs.

  • Perform a limited range of basic laboratory tests, techniques, and/or exams.

  • Maintain records deemed necessary for the proper operation of facility.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications: Qualifications + High School Diploma (or equivalency) required; ALAT (Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician) from the AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science) certification preferred.

  • No previous related experience required; experience in animal care, veterinary technology, or related field preferred.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to read, comprehend, speak, and write English.

  • Basic computer skills. About Edwards Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 10,000 individuals worldwide. For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life. Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Title: Technician, Animal Care Location: USA-USA-California - Irvine Job Number: 010521

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UTS Temporary Laboratory Animal Technician

Description of Work This position will be responsible for the daily care of research animals including cage cleaning and sanitation, animal observation, handling and restraint, treatments and facility maintenance. Special Physical and Mental Requirements Special Instructions UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University are collaborating to extend NC State’s internal temporary staffing function as a shared service for both institutions.

Under this partnership, UTS provides exclusive temporary staffing services to UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State, employing candidates to work as temporary employees in a variety of jobs on both campuses. If interested, please apply here: http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/84224 Office of Human Resources Contact Information If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Position Type: Temporary Staff (SHRA) Job Title: UTS Temporary Laboratory Animal Technician Department Name: HR UTS Partnership Vacancy ID: S010398 Position Posting Category: Laboratory Management and Services Hiring Range: $15.00 per hour Full-time/Part-time: Full-Time Temporary Estimated Duration of Appointment: 6 months or less Posting Open Date: 03/31/2017 Posting Close Date: 04/29/2017 Stimulus/ARRA Funded: No



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Part-Time Animal Care Attendant - Kennel

Part-time Animal Care Attendant

  • Kennel Print Apply Part-time Animal Care Attendant

  • Kennel Salary $14.67 - $19.26 Hourly Location Irvine, CA Job Type Extended Part-Time Department Community Services

  • Part Time Job Number 01716 Closing 5/4/2017 5:00 PM Pacific + Description

  • Benefits + Questions Description The City of Irvine seeks a candidate with demonstrated animal care and customer service experience to assist with kennel operations at the Irvine Animal Care Center. This position is Extended Part-Time with a schedule requirement of 32 hours per week.

    Future Extended Part-Time and Part-Time vacancies may be filled through this recruitment. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for these positions. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Maintain facilities at the Irvine Animal Care Center including cleaning animal enclosures, laundering animal bedding and other duties as assigned.

  • Counsel and screen prospective pet owners related to the animal adoption process. Assist in promoting pet adoption program.

  • Maintain and update animal impound documents, behavior observations, and various information as necessary.

  • Respond to citizen inquiries regarding Animal Care Center services and kennel operations.

  • Observe animals in the Animal Care Center facility for signs of illness or injury. Recognize animal health problems or unusual behavior and report findings to appropriate staff.

  • Handle animals in the facility, including domestic pets, wildlife and small livestock. Daily duties may include feeding, watering, grooming and exercising animals.

  • Work collaboratively with volunteers to complete assigned daily duties.

  • May provide assistance to veterinary staff in the handling, restraint and transport of sick and injured animals.

  • HOURS: 32 hours per week with weekday and weekend availability required during the core hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions + Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and some experience caring for or handling animals, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Ability to multi-task in a busy animal shelter environment that has exposure to a variety of domestic and wild animals with varying degrees of dander, fur and feathers.

  • Ability and willingness to work well with any animal species.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with community groups, volunteers and City staff, while utilizing excellent conflict resolution skills, interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to push, pull, drag, lift or carry equipment/supplies (weighing up to 50 lbs.), ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time, and ability to lean, stoop, twist, bend, and kneel in the performance of job duties. Supplemental Information CITY OF IRVINE The City of Irvine is located 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles and six miles from the ocean in Orange County, California.

    Irvine encompasses more than 66 square miles and has a current residential population of more than 255,000. Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, state-of-the-art transportation programs and systems, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life.

    The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California's largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state's finest beaches. Irvine has also been recognized as one of the America's Best Cities to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

    The City employs more than 800 full-time and 500 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $188.3 million. The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work. THE DEPARTMENT Community Services The Community Services Department has developed over the City's history into an award winning mixture of programs and services.

    The Department employs 125 full-time and approximately 500 part-time personnel. Community Service programs/functions include Senior Services, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Animal Care, Recreation and Park Services and Operations, Orange County Great Park, Disability Services, Athletics, Aquatics, Fine Arts Center, Facility Reservations and Contract Classes, Development and Park Planning, Environmental and Open Space Programs, Administrative, Business and Support Services, Community Relations, Volunteer Coordination, Public Information and Special Events, and Transportation Services (TRIPS). The Department oversees development and maintenance of more than 700,000 square feet of high quality public facilities, creation of community and neighborhood park systems, and operation of existing parks and facilities, which includes: athletic fields and two aquatic centers, multiple community and neighborhood parks, three senior centers, eight community centers, a fine arts center, an adventure playground, a nature center, an animal care center and a skate park. The Community Services Department vision is to create a lasting contribution to the health and well-being of the community.

    The Department's mission is to provide exceptional service, innovative programs, and diverse cultural experiences in vibrant and sustainable spaces. SELECTION PROCESS The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination. Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job.

    If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least 24 hours prior to the first phase of the selection process. The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening, by a City physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform assigned duties. In addition, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.

    The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Part-time employees are employed "at will" and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

    As such, their services can be discontinued without cause. Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Irvine. THIS IS A NON-BENEFITED POSITION WITH AN ANNUAL SCHEDULE CAP OF 999 HOURS PER FISCAL YEAR.

    Part-time employees must contribute 4.3% of base pay to the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS). The City contributes 3.2%. Contribution rates are subject to change. The City does not participate in Social Security except for the mandatory Medicare Program.

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Animal Care Technician

Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing the highest quality laboratory animal models and related services to the international biomedical research community for over 60 years, is seeking Animal Care Technicians to join our team in our Cambridge City, IN location. We support leading universities, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies with high quality products and services that are essential to their processes and empower them to progress their research forward.

We're looking for dedicated, highly motivated, and passionate individuals who will help us carry out our mission: to create innovative solutions that both progress medical research and maintain the highest standards of laboratory animal care. Animal Care Technicians are responsible for animal husbandry - caring for laboratory animals (mice and/or rats) in designated areas. These individuals ensure that high standards of animal welfare are met, and that the animals are fed, clean, and cared for.

Animal Care Technicians are also responsible for loading and unloading supplies as well as keeping detailed and accurate records. Duties of Animal Care Technicians include the following: Place animals in clean cages and supply food, water, and bedding;Monitor temperature and humidity of cage area and report problems to the appropriate position;Maintain cleanliness of area;Report inhumane treatment regarding animal care, use, or abuse;Document work performed and complete weekly reports;Take part in weight, feed, and production studies;Take samples for quality control;Reserve, select, and accurately pack animals for customer orders;Transfer to and receive animals from other on-site locations;Follow procedures for dress and/or required showering;Order supplies, load and unload supplies;Report inhumane treatment regarding animal care, use, and abuse;Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and other instructions.

Candidates must have a High School Diploma, GED, or related life experience, as well as at least six months' work experience. Although ideal candidates will have experience working with animals, no experience is required - we are willing to train! Candidates must have demonstrated attention to detail and organization skills.

Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Basic computer and math skills required. Candidates must be able to lift 45 lbs. and move 100 lbs.

Candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time. At Taconic, we are dedicated to finding solutions to improve human health. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan, and more!

If you are looking for a rewarding career and the opportunity to grow, this is the position for you! Apply today! Taconic Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.



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Grill Cook Safari Canteen Animal Kingdom Lodge

Description/Job SummaryJob Overview: The Cook I will accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements. /General Responsibilities:/ * Prepares and cooks to order foods that may require short preparation time.

  • May prepare food and serve customers at an a la carte and may operate a grill station.

  • Prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided.

  • Reads food order or receives verbal instructions on food required by patron, and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.

  • Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.

  • Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.

  • Prepares foods under direct supervision or instruction by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry or fish for culinary use.

  • Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.

  • May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment and must follow all Sodexo, client and regulatory rules and procedures.

  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.

  • Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures.

  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.

  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.

  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.

  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.

  • May receive inventory, move and lift foodstuffs and supplies and prepare meals for customers requiring special diets.

  • May produce some batch goods using basic cooking techniques.

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. /Job Qualifications://Experience/Knowledge:/ * High School diploma, GED or equivalent. * 0 to 2 years of related work experience.

  • Knowledge of basic operation of equipment and cash-handling procedures preferred. /Skills/Aptitude:/ * Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.

  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.

  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.

  • Ability to use a computer.

  • Good working knowledge of food preparation.

  • Requires familiarity of kitchen equipment.

  • Must be able to read and follow a recipe unsupervised * /License/Qualifications/* Certifications: None. /General Qualifications:/ * Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.

  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.

  • Maintains a positive attitude.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful.

  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.

  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

  • Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity. /Physical Requirements:/ * Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.

  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.

  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours). * Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds. /Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):/ * Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.

  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.

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

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