POSITION PROFILE: (Basic Purpose of Position)
The Veterinary Care Technician provides manual and technical
care for veterinary specimen used in research and teaching programs
in accordance with general instructions received from a supervisor.
Work is performed under general direction and can include:
maintaining the condition of life specimen, the cleanliness of the
facilities, and the orderly function of the veterinary care
MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of
Operates mechanical cage and bottle washer equipment,
high-pressure washers, and autoclaves.
Uses chemical cleaners, detergents, and disinfectants in
sanitation of equipment and premises.
Performs minor paramedical functions under close supervision to
include the administration of drugs and the collection of specimens
such as blood, urine, and feces from a variety of veterinary
Recognizes and reports unusual signs or abnormal behavior and
reports to investigator and veterinarians.
Routinely handles, relocates, and transports veterinary specimen
within the facilities to and from farms and markets and to and from
Receives, identifies, and houses veterinary specimen. Maintains
veterinary records including medical records, inventory, sales and
transfers, receipt and identification records, and inventory of
supplies. Receives and stores materials and supplies.
Notifies administrative personnel when inventory needs
replenishing. Instructs and supervises on-the-job training of
subordinate veterinary care personnel. Assists in the didactic
aspects of veterinary caretaker training program.
Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and
High school diploma or GED required, associate degree
Considerable experience in veterinary care in laboratories; or
any equivalent combination of training and experience.
American Association for Laboratory Veterinary Science
certification - Preferred
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the
Conform to all customer requirements for background checks,
health and safety issues, security clearances and medical
Requires knowledge in the care of laboratory animals
Strong communication skills
Excellent Customer Service Skills; display a professional can-do
Perform duties with the highest regard for safety and
Ability to understand and follow site protocols, policies and
Must be flexible, forward- thinking, motivated, and have the
ability to act independently
Valid Driver's License
Must be able to lift 50lbs minimum
Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office with
proficiency in Word and Excel
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Knowledge of VWR products and services
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under
The work environment characteristics and physical effort
described here are representative of those an associate encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Typically works in an laboratory or production environment with
adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature
and noise level
The associate is required to stand and walk for the majority of
the working day. The physical requirements of the job are for
associates to talk, hear, bend/stoop, squat, crawl, climb height,
reach above shoulder height, crouch, kneel, balance, and push/pull.
Furthermore, the job requires associates to lift/carry/push or pull
up to 25 pounds with or without assistance.
Associates use both hands for repetitive actions such as
grasping and manipulating as well as both feet for repetitive
movement operating foots controls. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this
classification. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required
of employees assigned to this position.
Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do
not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin,
physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by email at
TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of
your request and your contact information. Requests for
accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please
note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable
accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
For more information about equal employment opportunity
protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE
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3rd party non-solicitation policy
By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned
on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by
failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit
any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms
and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and
will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based
on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation