Animal Care Technician II
This is work providing more complex animal caretaking duties and begins to specialize in the care of individual species or specialty sections. Completes animal care and cagewash activities as directed by Operations Manager or their designee. All actions are completed by strictly and consistently following applicable ACS SOPs including safety procedures and policies. Reports any suspected or actual deviations to SOPs or non-routine situations immediately to Operations Manager or their designee.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Performs duties of Animal Care Technician 1.
- According to ACS SOPs completes more complex animal caretaking duties and begins to specialize in the care of individual species.
- Operates cage washers, autoclaves and/or incinerators in accordance with established procedures.
- Follows established procedures to minimize contamination and insure optimum results for researchers.
- Observes animals; recognizes and report early manifestations of disease such as labored breathing, lethargy, sores, and dehydration.
- Restrains animals for examination for injection; collects urine and/or fecal samples as directed by veterinary staff.
- Collects specimens for clinical analysis and obtains vital signs as directed by veterinary staff.
- Recognizes and reports symptoms of specific disease conditions.
- Monitors health status of postsurgical and experimental animals.
- May provide assistance to researchers.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience.
Licensure and Certification
Maintain a valid state driver’s license.
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