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Animal Care Technician - Part time

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Job ID 148576 Date posted 08/30/2021 Location : Elk River, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.


Job Purpose and Impact

The Animal Care Technician - Part time is primarily responsible for the execution of approved protocols for animal studies in a safe, accurate and timely fashion. In this role, you will conduct research trials, create process models and perform statistical analysis using data collected that includes animal weight, feed information and various types of sample information. You will also be responsible for providing standard animal husbandry and housekeeping duties.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain cleanliness and perform basic equipment maintenance and troubleshoot research or medical equipment to ensure proper protocols requirements.
  • Contribute to continuous evaluation and improvement of experimental methodology, daily routines and procedures.
  • Maintain safe working conditions in accordance to our safety program and animal welfare standards and comply with animal policies.
  • Execute predefined protocols and standard operation procedures, like feeding, sample collection, animal observation, disease recognition, euthanization, carcass disposal, accurate data compilation, observations, deviations and trial quality measurement are in time and in scope.
  • Handle complex clerical, administrative, technical or customer support issues under minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Information

  • Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, secondary education level or equivalent
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience in working with experimental animals

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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