Animal Care Technician at WuXi AppTec in St. Paul, Minnesota

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

WuXi AppTec

US-MN-St. Paul

Job ID 2021-8821


Job Summary: This individual will be responsible for performing the daily husbandry aspects of all animals in compliance with GLP, USDA and AAALAC guidelines.

Please note the work shedule for this opening is Sunday - Thursday (days / first shift)


  • Handles animals humanely.
  • Daily feeding of animals.
  • Washing and changing of animal cages.
  • Receives shipments of feed, bedding and other materials.
  • Disinfects laboratory daily.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of logs.
  • Training new staff.
  • Works on routine assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
  • Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments.
  • Works under close supervision from supervisor or senior personnel.
  • Performs support functions (e.g. Runner function)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required.
  • May be required to work Holidays and weekends.
  • May be required to work overtime.
  • Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals.
  • Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • May be required to assist in other departments.


Experience / Education
  • High Diploma or equivalent education preferred

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
  • Need to be able to read, write and understand English
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Good Documentation Practices experience preferred
  • MS Excel and Windows experience

Physical Requirement:
  • Must be able to work in a Lab setting with exposure to animals/biohazards/chemical
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
  • Must be able to work in environment with minimal noise levels
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Clarity of vision
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs routinely/often/occasionally
  • Ability to crouch, bend, twist and reach
  • Ability to push/pull 50 lbs routinely/often occasionally
  • Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing
  • Inside working conditions
  • Must not have animal allergies to applicable species in this facility

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by Management.PI149744398
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