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Aerotek Large Animal Technician in MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota


Summary: An entry-level technician that provides for the basic needs of large laboratory animals by performing animal husbandry tasks such as feeding, weighing, preventive health maintenance, providing social interaction, and by maintaining a clean living environment according to SOPs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  1. Maintains knowledge of applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to successfully perform job duties.

  2. Cleans and/or completes spray-backs and sanitizing of animal caging and housing areas per SOP. Operates a variety of cleaning equipment such as pressure hoses and cage washers.

  3. Administers daily and enrichment feeding according to SOP or protocol prescribed amounts and types of feed. Assesses and documents appetite and feces patterns.

  4. Performs large animal receipt, including preparing housing for arrival, movement of animals to housing, preparing animal charts, and bathing and weighing of animals as required.

  5. Performs daily documentation activities, such as cleaning/sprayback and feeding dates and times, sanitation dates and initials, appetite, feces and vomit observations, room and location transfers, room temperature and humidity data, etc.

  6. Weighs animals according to schedule or as dictated by study protocol.

  7. Performs preventive health maintenance such as ear cleaning, skin greasing, and quarantine and pre-procedure bathing.

  8. Conducts animal movement from room to room as needed for housing requirements, study requirements, cleaning, etc. Uses transport cart to assist with moving post-operative animals.

  9. Interacts with animals daily and sets up or participates in animal enrichment activities.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assists with training newer Animal Technicians.

  2. Assists with stocking animal and surgical supplies.

  3. Other duties as assigned.


animal husbandry, animal technician, Farming, dairy science, Husbandry, Animal science, Animal handling, farm hand

Top Skills Details:

Animal Care

Barn worker

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Must Haves:

-High school diploma or GED

-6 months of experience working with animals - horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep

-Attention to detail

The more animal experience (large) the better! They also have to be comfortable handling all sized animals.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education - Preferred Bachelors Degree:

  • Zoology

  • Animal Science

  • Dairy Science

  • Biology

** Course work dealing with animals

Soft Skills:

-Attention to detail

-Positive attitude

-Strong communication skills - written and verbal

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.