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Technician III, Animal Care Taker

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 4/15/24

Job Description


The Person employed in this job will assist with Animal Care and performance of testing at the Candler Poultry Center and be support and secondary planner/scheduler.As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Caring for birds (feed, water, air).
  • Vaccinate, bleed, and assist in necropsies of birds with veterinarians. Includes entry of test information in LIMS system or other data systems.
  • Cleaning of isolation units or test cages.
  • Reporting of daily observations of birds.
  • Reporting of any equipment failure. All areas are maintained and work area clean and orderly
  • Proper use of all safety procedures and Record keeping skills
  • Be support and secondary planner/scheduler including management, implementation, and documentation of Avian QC safety and potency testing to meet serial release dates. Ensure compliance with USDA regulations and other regulatory agencies as required.
  • Some weekend work required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
**May not own or have contact with other birds or poultry.**


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution in animal science related field preferred.
  • Five-plus (5+) years of experience working with animals preferred.
  • Three-plus (3+) years of experience working with animals preferred.
  • Experience working with poultry preferred.
  • Must be conscientious, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work alone.
  • Must realize the importance of non-contamination process and be prepared to adhere strictly to the procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with others.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent record keeping skills.
  • Must be able to lift 70 lbs.
  • Must have and maintain a clean driving record.
  • Computer skills.
  • Must be able to work from a ladder.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to squat, bend, and stoop, as well as twisting and turning.
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity are important.
  • Must be able to work a rotating on call schedule.
  • Must be able to work a rotating weekend schedule.
  • Attendance is a must.
  • Must not own poultry or pet birds and not reside in the same household with someone who does.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities

Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany