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Animal Care Technician

Company: RTI
Location: Brookings
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

RTI, LLC dba Clinvet SD is widely regarded as one of the leading Biomedical CRO's in animal health and biomedical research. Located in Brookings South Dakota, RTI works to provide global clients in both animal health and human health, biopharma, and advanced feed/nutrition industries with premier quality services and product development support. Brookings is a vibrant city with something for everyone, with close proximity to South Dakota State University. We are currently seeking dynamic Animal Care Technicians to add to our team.Departmental ObjectiveTo efficiently conduct research in compliance with the Quality Management System, the Animal Care and Use Program, project budgets, and timelines.To expand and improve the site research activities through innovation, development, and customer focus.Primary Job PurposeTo perform basic routine study facility activities, assist with technical procedures, assisting with the care of study animals, the sanitation and maintenance of equipment of the facility, and provide administrative support to study management staff.Job Specific Duties and ResponsibilitiesDo facility laundry and clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect animal rooms, cages, facilities (showers and bathrooms).Observe animals regularly, recognizing and reporting changes in eating or drinking habits, general behaviours, and outward signs of disease or abnormal in appearance.Record and/or maintaining animal health data or other data necessary for the operation of the facility or study conduct.Provide basic animal husbandry for study animals, such as feeding and watering animals according to schedules and feeding instructions.Help with any other duties as assigned by the study management team, as needed.Qualification, Training and Experience RequirementsA high school diploma or equivalent, a desire to work as a part of a team, and0-2 years' relevant experience and demonstration of competency in job role-specific requirementsSpecific Job Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours: General CompetenciesKnowledge and Skill - A consistent demonstration and application of required levels of job competency and skill. Continuous development in line with job requirementsService and Customer Focus - Using skills and expertise to effectively deliver high quality service, helping others to achieve their goalsCommunication - Communicating clearly and concisely (verbal, non-verbal and written) in understandable and relevant manner to all stakeholders to ensure productive working relationshipsTeamwork - Actively participate and encourage team work to achieve shared outcomes and aimsDelivering quality work within the required timelines - Contribute to high quality service delivery with attention to detail and required specifications consistent with the company's values and strategies within set timelinesPhysical RequirementsWhile performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to communicate effectively by talking, listening, reading, and writing in a professional manner as defined by our code of conductAt all times, be sober and clear of influence of any substances including alcohol and legal recreational drugs, which may affect the ability of user, safety of animals and other staff members, and work quality in any mannerAbility to maneuver 50 pounds regularly, while maintaining balance on uneven terrain, confined spaces, or on wet and slippery surfacesAbility to safely climb ladders and step stools while carrying up to 40 poundsAbility to work the duration of an eight-hour shift, on your feet, in constant motionComply with any pertinent local legislative requirements and any additional physical requirements as determined by the Occupational Risk Evaluation Profile for the positionWork EnvironmentThe employee is required to:Work in an office / laboratory / outdoor environmentWork in hot and cold temperaturesInteract with and handle animalsBe available and work during normal work hours as well as after-hours according to pre-arranged departmental schedules that will require evening, weekend, and public holiday workCompliance RequirementsPerform duties according to quality guidelines (e.g., GCP/GLP as relevant), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), and in line with the relevant study protocols or study plansPerform duties in compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory requirementsObserve occupational health and safety regulations and comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements as required for the positionIdentify, record and report incidents, maintenance faults and issues impacting animal welfare, biosafety, and study conductWork outcomes and behaviour should be in accordance with company and departmental standards as well as values and ethics. Continuous evaluation and/or assessment may be used to determine compliance theretoMeet continuous professional development requirements, if relevant, inclusive of registration and points requirements with the relevant council, institutions, etceteraContinuous training, development and supervision are mandatory to comply with company policies, procedures, guidelines, and job role standardsClinvet SD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, genetic information, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: RTI, Sioux Falls , Animal Care Technician, Professions , Brookings, South Dakota

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