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Kelly Services Small Animal Care Technician (Research) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Small Animal Care Technician (Research)

This is a 6-month temp-to-hire position, Mon-Fri, 7am-3:30pm with occasional flexibility needed to start at 6am or 8am, overtime, weekends, and holidays on a regular basis.

Pay: $18/hr

As an Animal Technician placed with Kelly Services, you will provide for the basic needs of the 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 company SOPs.

Job Responsibilities:

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

  • 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.

  • Administers daily and enrichment feeding according to SOP or protocol prescribed amounts and types of feed.

  • Assesses and documents appetite and feces patterns.

  • Responsible for daily appetite and feces observations of animals during the post-operative period.

  • Performs small animal receipt, including preparing housing for arrival, movement of animals to housing, preparing animal charts, and microchipping and weighing of animals as required.

  • Performs daily documentation activities, such as cleaning/sprayback and feeding dates and times, sanitation dates and initials, appetite, feces and behavioral observations, and room and location transfers.

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

  • Provides daily enrichment to species as assigned. This includes exercise, human interaction, treat administration, and/or group socialization.

  • Performs preventive health maintenance such as nail trims, teeth trims, and baths.

  • Conducts animal movement from room to room as needed for housing requirements, study requirements, etc.

  • Interacts with animals daily and restrains animals for dosing procedures often.

  • May assist with training newer Animal Technicians.

  • Assists with stocking of supplies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. Associates or Bachelors in Biology or related discipline highly preferred.

  • Previous professional animal handling experience is required.

  • Basic computer skills, Microsoft Outlook experience preferred.

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, use hands, talk and hear.

  • Frequently required to grip and squeeze with hands, stoop, kneel or crouch.

  • Occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, or crawl.

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.