Trainee Animal Technician

Company Details

Name: MBR Ares Ltd

Address: Sawtry Way, Huntington, PE28 2DT

Job Description

Job location: Cambridgeshire | East of England

Role: Animal Care

Position: Full time

Closes in: 13 days (Wednesday 31 August 2022)

Job details:

Job Summary

  1. To read, understand and undertake all work in accordance with Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 including Home Office Codes of Practice for Breeding and Supplying Establishments
  2. Maintain animal welfare, animal barrier status and hygiene standards by following standard operating procedures
  3. To perform routine animal husbandry
  4. To follow all policies, work instructions, operating procedures and quality documents.

Essential Tasks

·         Adhere to Site Restrictions to maintain site security and animal barrier unit biosecurity.

·         Follow work instructions and procedures for safe entry to and exit from animal units.

·         Conduct daily animal husbandry duties, including feeding, watering, cleaning, animal handling and animal observations as directed by the team leader or Buddy.

·         Complete daily monitoring and reporting of the animal unit environment including temperatures, and the security and suitability of animal housing.

·         Conduct cleaning and maintaining animal rooms, associated areas and equipment, in accordance with work instructions.

·         The correct identification and labelling of animal cages and housing.

·         Checking & counting of animals and cages, as directed by the team leader.

·        Completion of all relevant departmental records, including day books, production data reports and stock availability records.

·         Notify team leader regarding any suspected or recorded problems in relation to animal welfare or unit environment.

Experience & Education

·         Experienced in routine manual work that requires attention to detail.

·         Experience in routine animal husbandry is desirable.

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade A-C or equivalent qualification including Mathematics and English is desirable


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