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Last Updated: 1/16/22

Job Description

Animal Care Technician

  • Position: Animal Care Technician
  • Reference Code: R
  • Department: Research
  • Location: Nicholasville, KY
  • Country: United States

Alltech, Inc. is a global animal health and nutrition company that provides nutritional solutions to the food and feed industries. Our mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and the environment through nutrition and scientific innovation.

The individual in this position will assist in research projects and activities related to the poultry research within the Alltech-University of Kentucky Nutrition Research Alliance. This individual should be comfortable working in a poultry farm and feed mill.

  • Mixing feed and feed premixes and maintaining and cataloguing feed samples, working accurately with close attention to detail
  • Performing routine mathematical calculations and preparing feed mixing sheet and others
  • Assisting with productivity performance assay including weighing feed and chicken, collecting eggs, etc.
  • Performing animal care (cage changing, feeding, watering, etc.). Providing the general welfare of animals and observing animals daily or more often as instructed or indicated for abnormalities
  • Performing the routine and specialized duties related to the husbandry of the animals and the sanitation and environmental monitoring of facilities
  • Preparation of timely reports and provide support for other research activities as necessary
  • Participating in on-farm research activities, including blood and tissue sample collections, carcass yield assay and others
  • Familiarity with basic computer programs (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects and deadlines
  • Capable of lifting 50 pounds
Requirements More Info

Alltech offers a comprehensive benefits package and an atmosphere for professional and personal development. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against qualified applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

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Company Details

Nicholasville, Kentucky, United States
Our mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation. We pursue this mission guided by what we call the ACE principle, our promise that in doing business we have a positive impact on the Animal, the Consumer and the Environment.