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(Archived) JR Animal Care Technician

Last Updated: 9/18/23

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Jr. Animal Care Technician

7am-3:30pm (rotating weekends)

Position Description Summary:

The Junior Animal Care Technician is responsible for handling, restraining, feeding, and otherwise caring for Production, Quality Control, and Research animals. Must be able to perform proper documentation and proceed independently in the care and husbandry of all animals on site in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.


  • Must be able to read, understand, and follow written procedures

  • Must be able to follow Elanco Animal Health Standard Operating Procedures

  • Must be able to properly document work and observations performed with strict adherence to GXP documentation

  • General knowledge of aseptic techniques and ability to follow rules of these techniques

  • Knowledge of proper sanitization techniques and ability to properly perform and follow rules of these techniques

  • Perform General Housekeeping

  • Preparing for incoming animals (power washing, disinfecting, facility set-up)

  • Perform daily observation of animals and reporting any abnormalities

  • Perform animal handling

  • Assist in animal conditioning (vaccinations, deworming, etc.)

  • Administer treatments prescribed by the veterinarian for livestock, companion, and laboratory animals

  • Proper operation of sterilizers, cage washers, and other equipment

  • Proper operation of large equipment (snow removal equipment, farm machinery, fork truck, etc.)

  • The ability to work in adverse outdoor conditions

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification (education, experience and/or training, required certifications):


For Internal Applicants: Current resume with job history and relevant skills and qualifications must be attached to application for position to be considered.

  • Education and/or Experience

    • High school diploma or equivalent and AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification

    • AALAS certification at the ALAT level, or ability to obtain within 18 months of employment

  • Communication Skills

    • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial teamwork environment

  • Reasoning Skills

    • Ability to use basic logic to identify and solve problems – identifies problems, recognizes symptoms, and potential causes

    • Knowledge and skill to recognize creative ideas that add value and are able to be implemented to improve efficiency, effectiveness and reduce complexity for department

  • Mechanical Aptitude

    • Demonstrated understanding of systems, equipment, and processes

    • Demonstrated ability to set-up and troubleshoot equipment as required

  • Organizational Skills

    • Effective and efficient organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills

  • Comprehension and Application

    • Proficient reading, comprehension and application skills toward a diverse set of complicated tasks


  • Additional Education and/or Equivalent Experience

  • Successful completion of National Career Readiness Work Keys assessment

  • Two (2) years of related animal experience as described above

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...