Animal Trainer Job Description Sample
Lab Animal Trainer
Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and provide them with opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.
SoBran is seeking a Lab Animal Trainer to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Responsible for all activities required for technical training and government clearance of Intramural Research animal care personnel.
Description of Duties:
Work in each area of the animal facility and become knowledgeable about all aspects of facility operations, animal care support positions and keep abreast of any changes to procedural requirements
Develop a thorough understanding and provide insight to all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and keep abreast of changes to SOPs
Assist in the development of a training plan for each position in the animal facilities
Work with Facility Management to identify and prioritize topics for technical training
Prepare lesson plans (hands-on demonstrations, instructional classroom, or a combination of these) and develop new training topics for each unit of the animal care staff, and make them available to every employee
Provide weekly training sessions for each unit of the animal care staff and make them available to every employee
Provide lunchtime AALAS classes at the ALAT and LAT levels. Promote AALAS certification and career development
Identify and coordinate for Investigator and other technical experts to provide training in specific fields
Ensure that each employee is trained and proficient in the current SOPs required of their position
Provide retraining and cross-training for individual employees when needed
Complete and maintain the proper training documents for each employee in accordance with the training database(s) and employee training files
Provide reports for quality assurance animal facility walk throughs on a monthly basis
Assist in the editing of orientations, flow charts, etc.
Conduct training for employees who are newly hired, have changed job positions, have transferred from other facilities, and provide special training to correct deficiencies
Conduct employee assessments to determine appropriate knowledge base to meet the performance criteria of their position
Assist employees with completing security clearances and NIH mandated training courses
Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff
Provide and perform other training or duties as requested
Education Required: Must have a B.S. degree or equivalent, be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) and be currently eligible for the LATG certification and become LATG certified within 12 months of obtaining the position.
Experience Required: Successful candidate will have Experience with multiple animal species, both husbandry and technical expertise. Must have experience in laboratory animal care, facilities operations/management, biohazard containment and data management. Experience with animal biosafety level 3 preferred. Must be able to complete an intensive background investigation through the National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) and pass a security risk assessment through the FBI and Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of Trainer as outlined.
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
LAB Animal Tech Ii,Bumc Lab Animal Science Center (5913/D3018)
Ensure quality animal care for all research animals. Maintain proper sanitization of all animal equipment, research facility and materials.
Strictly follow all institutional, local, state, federal regulations, policies and procedures to assure proper animal health and welfare. Responsible for basic animal husbandry for regulated species-consist of nonhuman primate, large animals, rabbit, chinchilla, guinea pig, hamster, other. Also responsible for basic animal care inclusive of Animal Biosafety Levels:
ABSL-1, ABSL-2 and Chemical Containment Levels: CCL-1, CCL-2, CCL-3
High school diploma or GED, 1-2 years experience, prefer AALAS ALAT (American Assoc for Laboratory Animal Science, Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification)
Boston University an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Animal Attendant - Animal Resources Center
High school or equivalent; no experience required.
To assist in providing care of laboratory animals in a humane, safe and sanitary manner including duties associated with cage washing, sanitation and preparation of animal research facilities.
Specific Job Related Duties
Feeds and waters animals as specified.
Performs daily census of animals.
Changes animal caging as scheduled, sanitizes rooms, equipment and hallways as assigned.
Assists in the maintenance of animal records.
Observes animals for behavior change and/or evidence of disease and notifies staff as appropriate.
Assists in the operation of and the record keeping for breeding colonies.
Receives, transports and distributes incoming animals as specified.
Attends in-house training programs to become more knowledgeable in the field of laboratory animal science.
Maintains room schedules and census cards.
Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
Job Type:* Regular
Job Title:* Animal Attendant - Animal Resources Center
Job ID:* 60453
Business Unit:* RSRCH
Animal Control Officer - Public Safety, Animal Control
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 150 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 150 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 150.
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.
Merit Full-time Position, Grade 19, 35 hours per week.
This position is responsible for providing prompt and humane response to animal related issues through the enforcement of ordinances associated with citizen complaints, animal regulation and human health and safety. The work requires prior experience and is performed under general supervision.
Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA:
Enforces regulations and ordinances from County officials, including the heath department.
Interacts with citizens over concerns and enforcement issues and resolves same.
Communicates both orally and in writing with the general public.
Maintains effective working relationship with police, public officials, veterinarians, and other government agencies.
Performs daily routine patrols and responds for calls of service.
Renders emergency animal first aid and transports animals to veterinarians
Investigates animal neglect, abuse, and, cruelty violations. Writes investigative reports and enters data into database. Verifies and follows-up on cases to ensure compliance.
Maintains and organizes caseload and prioritizes daily workload.
Handles radio communications with Animal Control Dispatcher and Calvert County Control Center.
Issues written warnings and ordinance citations.
Testifies in court hearings.
Works directly with County Health Department in bite investigations and rabies exposures. Arranges for animal quarantine and performs follow up health checks. Prepares rabies specimens. Assists with rabies vaccination clinic.
Distributes county pet licenses, handles money, and submits purchased licenses.
Traps domestic animals and maintains records of trap locations. Transports animals to the shelter and maintains profile tickets on each animal.
Ensures county issued vehicle is serviced as scheduled. Ensures all county issued equipment is in working order and is replaced if broken.
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSA that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
Good animal handling skills and motivation to ensure animals receive proper care.
Computer applications such as Windows 2003 and/or Windows XP.
Work with the public and other agencies.
Enforce animal control laws, rules and regulations.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Deal effectively with the public.
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Three years of professional animal handling experience and one year of experience dealing with the resolution of citizen complaints.
Licenses or Certificates:
Valid driver's license.
Must be 18 years of age.
Must be qualified to use a 12-gauge shotgun and a 22-caliber rifle.
Subject to background investigation.
Subject to call-back in emergency situations.
Operation of County owned vehicle.
Requires strenuous physical effort to perform manual work involving walking over rough,uneven terrain, repeated bending, climbing, crouching, stooping, stretching,reaching or lifting objects up to 100 pounds.
Workers are exposed to hazards of dealing with diseased animals.
Workers must occasionally put animals to death.
Requires working non-standard schedules including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Subject to call in or to remain on the job for emergencies.
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.
Animal Technician II, Bumc Lab Animal Science Center (6310/G1218)
The Animal Technician II will provide exceptional animal care for all species of research animals while maintaining and providing proper sanitization of all animal equipment, research facility and materials. The incumbent will strictly follow all institutional, local, state, and federal regulations, policies and procedures to assure proper animal health and welfare is provided for animals.
They are responsible for performance of basic animal husbandry for USDA/ regulated species consisting of nonhuman primate, swine, rabbit, chinchilla, guinea pig, hamster, other USDA species. Responsibilities also include performing basic animal care inclusive of Animal Biosafety Levels 1 &2 plus Chemical Containment Levels: CCL-1, CCL-2, CCL-3.
High school diploma or GED, 1-2 years experience, prefer AALAS ALAT (American Assoc for Laboratory Animal Science, Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician) certification
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Lab Animal Caretaker - Division Of Laboratory Animal Medicine
This advert is for two openings.
The Division of laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts university and Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston and Tufts University in Medford. DLAM is also obligated to insure that animal care procedures and animal experimentation comply with federal, state, and local regulations. The management and operation of the animal care activities are integral to the animal care and use program. All centralized facilities are located within a 2-block radius, either in Boston or Medford, housing in excess of 40,000 animals daily.
The Laboratory Animal Caretaker, under the supervision of the Animal Care Supervisors, will be responsible for the daily husbandry of laboratory animals, the monitoring of room environment, the sanitation of the facilities, and the maintenance of associated equipment.
0-2 years' experience,
High School Diploma or GED,
Must be able to read, write and understand verbal, as well as written instructions.
Must be able to work under conditions of animal odors, heat and humidity from cage washing rooms, and biohazardous materials and chemicals used in research.
Must be able to regularly lift and carry weights of approximately 50 pounds.
Must be able to work with a variety of research animals, including rodents, dogs, pigs, cats, rabbits, ruminants and ferrets.
Upon proper training, must be able to euthanize animals.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Upon proper training, work rotating weekends and holidays on both the Medford and Boston campuses.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
Animal Care Specialist - Animal Hospital
As Animal Care Specialist in the Animal Hospital, you are responsible for primary care, feeding, and cleaning of animals housed in the Animal Hospital, including animals in quarantine, under medical treatment or emergency care. Your responsibilities include the cleanliness and proper stocking of treatment rooms, wards, and necropsy room.
Assist in enclosure design and construction.
Assist in various laboratory sample procedures.
Assist in the up-keep of treatment room.
Feed and clean of all animals/enclosures in the Health Center.
Assist in non-technical aspects of vet care.
Monitor behavior and health of animals in the Health Center.
Prepare daily reports and department correspondence.
Operate department diagnostic equipment.
Prepare medications and dispense as directed.
Successfully secure animals in their enclosures and other associated structures.
Establish and maintain positive, cooperative, and effective working relations with fellow employees.
Constantly exhibit a guest service attitude, a smile, and an obvious interest in guest comfort and service.
Communicate with the public in a courteous and tactful manner and assist guests with questions and directions to various areas of the Zoo. Address the guest - do not wait to be asked.
Remove trash and debris from public areas; i.e. pick up litter whenever you see it.
Any and all other duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualification
Ability to work weekends, holidays and occasional after-hour assignments.
Ability to withstand heavy outdoor labor in extreme temperatures typical of South Texas.
Able to work safely around delicate, wild and occasionally dangerous animals.
Able to open, enter, exit, and secure animal enclosures and service areas.
Able to safely use common hand, power, and yard tools while working from the ground, on a scaffold or on a ladder.
Able to operate standard office equipment.
Able to read, understand, and follow veterinary medical orders, oral and written instructions and communicate in English.
Able to use personal computer using standard computer programs such as WordPerfect and MEDARKS.
Sufficient strength, agility and coordination to net, capture, and/or restrain animals of extreme size, strength, and agility.
Sufficient delicacy to handle, examine, and move; without harming; sick, injured, and/or struggling small (often neonatal) animals.
Sufficient field of vision and audio acuity to be aware of animals or vehicles that may be approaching from the rear.
Ability to safely operate light motor vehicles.
Knowledge of animal nursing skills.
Strong desire to work with animals and working knowledge of animal behavior and animal husbandry based on experience and/or education.
Associate degree in wildlife management, zoology, biology, or related field preferred.
One-year zoo keeping experience.
Valid driver's license.
Based on an 8 hour workday
Never = 0 hrs Rarely = 0-2 hrs Occasionally = 2-4 hrs Frequently = 4-6 hrs Continuously = 6-8 hrs
Corrected Vision must include:
Normal Distinguishing colors
Normal Depth Perception
Must be able to safely and repeatedly lift heavy objects approximately 40 pounds or more, from ground level and carry them 10 feet and perform the task five times in succession without danger of injury.
Corrected Hearing skills must include:
Normal frequency sensitivity
Normal frequency selection
Ability to withstand heavy outdoor labor in extreme temperatures typical of South Texas.
Speaking skills must include being understandable when speaking:
On the telephone or radio
Sufficient field of vision and audio acuity to be aware of animals or vehicles that may be approaching from the rear.
Part-Time Animal Husbandry / Animal Care Technicians
Key Tasks and Responsibilities: - Perform animal observations; provide care and husbandry services; - Maintain breeding colonies of small laboratory animals, including transgenic rodents; - Observe, record, and report atypical findings of the environment and animal's health. Immediately reports such matters to the Vivarium Manager; - Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals; this includes providing clean food, water, and bedding, as well as assistance to investigators in experimental procedures and post-operative care; - Maintain animal room records; e.g. census, sanitation, environmental monitoring, water quality, enrichment, feeding, and cage card animal identification; - Receive animals (e.g., general health observation, sexing and identification); - Maintain adequate and appropriate levels of feed, supplies, and stock; - Clean floors and work surfaces on a regular basis; - Provide daily reports of the general condition of the facility with respect to safety, sanitation, equipment operation, and maintenance, as well as environmental monitoring of the assigned areas; - Work with supervisor and investigators to review and revise policies and procedures;
Assist in training new animal users and students regarding laboratory policies and procedures; - Operate and maintain animal care equipment, including the washing and cleaning of cages; - Ensure that animal populations are treated humanely;
Attend animal care meetings and other meetings as required; - Perform other duties as directed by management. Physical Demands: - Requires frequent walking, bending, crouching, pushing/pulling and carrying. Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Employment Comments:
This position requires direct contact with a wide variety of animals. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes, and or airborne particles, wet and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, and risks of exposures.
Applicants cannot have pet rodents at home.
The position requires the wearing of personal protective gear.
This position requires flexibility to work varying schedules and hours. Employee may be subjected to alternate work schedule, i.e. Monday-Thursday with alternating weekends and holidays
Training in or have experience with:
Animal husbandry and animal handling practices, with rodent animal experience a plus.
Animal health documentation and record keeping.
Sanitation protocols and control measures necessary to prevent animal disease. Degree or certificate in animal science, veterinary technology or related discipline preferred.
This is a part-time wage position working an average of 29 hours per week over the course of a calendar year with no benefits. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check. E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.
Animal Resource Center (Arc) Trainee - Animal Resource Center
Department: 200650 - Animal Resources Center
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
High school graduation or equivalent with no experience required.
We are looking for highly motivated, detail oriented, energetic employees to join our team. We offer career advancement opportunities. Fun Friendly working environment!
Operates cage wash equipment start-up and shut-down procedures.
Thoroughly cleans and monitors equipment throughout day and reports equipment failures.
Maintains high quality sanitization.
Recognizes equipment needs and rapidly processes appropriate equipment.
Operates autoclave equipment.
Cleans and maintains autoclaves equipment.
Reports equipment failures and maintains log books.
Evaluates and prepares extra equipment and delivers sterile equipment to appropriate storage rooms.
Maintains proper bedding levels in cages; accurately sorts equipment by bedding type and building.
Maintains quality and rejects unclean equipment. Maintains steam strip logs.
Cleans and maintains multiple support areas (storage rooms, restrooms, break rooms, procedure labs) as well as main hallways.
Utilizes appropriate techniques and chemicals to ensure sanitization of all surfaces.
Completes multiple loads to laundry to meet area needs. Keeps machines cleaned and well maintained.
Accurately requests, sorts, organizes routine supplies to meet area needs.
Provides supply requests in timely manner.
Correctly applies appropriate techniques and chemicals to maintain facility floors.
Routinely sweeps and mops.
Utilizes floor machines to effectively remove buildup of wax and debris.
Follows appropriate safety procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Small Animal Anesthesia / Large & Small Animal Veterinary Technologist - West Lafayette - Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Provide anesthesia support for small animal patients. Perform various types of clinical services relating to the following; anesthesia on small animals, emergency critical care, and large animal services. Provide instruction to veterinary and veterinary technology students and interns/residents, as well as assist with new ECC staff orientation and training. Monitor inventory/supplies and order when necessary. Perform record keeping tasks. Assist staff clinicians with various research projects related to anesthesia.
This represents three vacancies.
Associate degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program (or obtaining with six months).
Must be registered in Indiana within twelve months of employment.
Ability to work under pressure in emergency situations.
Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally.
Computer proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
A valid driver's license.
Bachelor's degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program.
Previous RVT work experience in a large animal veterinary practice or veterinary teaching hospital.
Anesthesia experience on small animals and large animal handling.
Previous teaching experience.
Experience with Microsoft Outlook and a hospital information system.
This posting represents three vacancies.
Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
Rotating shift: Mon
Thurs 8:00PM - 6:30AM, Fri
Sun 7:00AM - 8:30PM, and Fri
Sun 7:00PM - 8:30AM
Will participate in after hours on-call schedule (nights/weekends/holidays) when on the day shift.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime).
Retirement Eligibility: Nonexempt Defined Contribution Plan.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Making better hires starts with building better job descriptions
- Browse 100s of templates across 40+ industries
- Customize your template with your company info & job requirements
- Post it to 20+ job boards in seconds – for FREE!