Animal Care Technician (Surgery)

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Hollister, CA, US, 95023

Animal Care Technician (Surgery) Req ID #:  134343 Location: 

Hollister, CA, US, 95023 For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about. Job Summary We are seeking an Animal Care Technician for our Hollister location.


The Animal Care Technician will perform routine and moderately complex animal husbandry and other production duties. They will maintain supplies and environment of environmentally controlled work area(s) and assist in providing training to entry-level employees.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Perform routine and moderately complex animal husbandry duties and monitor daily health and welfare to ensure quality and health of product. Perform physical environment cleanliness and upkeep and maintain recordkeeping and production operations according to Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Order and operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines. Assist in training new employees on basic procedures. Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain the isolator and/or barrier room barrier. May coordinate limited production activities in the temporary absence of the Supervisor. May prepare offers, as assigned. May pull and pack animals for shipping to customers, as assigned. Perform all job-related duties in accordance with company safety procedures. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.). One to two years related experience and/or training in animal husbandry. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: AALAS Certification at the Assistant Technician level or the equivalent

Vaccine Mandate

Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ([email protected]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Research Models & Services 

Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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2021-10-16 00:00:00

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