Animal Care Technician

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Lebanon, OR 97355, USA
  • Dec 27, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Animal Care Technician

Posting Number: FWS00355
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Lebanon, OR
Department: 1309-Research and Biotechnology

Function: Healthcare
Family: Animal Care
Classification Series Title: Technician

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum $30.19

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum: $17.00

Job Summary
Assist Animal Care Coordinator and Animal Care Technician to help ensure the well-being of research animals and maintenance of the vivarium facility. This position reports to This position reports to the Coordinator of Animal Resources at COMP-Northwest.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. Must be comfortable with working with various types of animals; must disclose any known and existing animal alleges; individuals are to be in good physical condition since the position requires constant physical activity such as standing, walking, reaching, lifting, etc.

Required Qualifications
Work study eligible student in good standing at COMP-NW.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in animal care and/or research involving mammals.

Posting Date: 10/28/2021
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties

Job Duty
Monitors and logs animal health, cleans cages, and other related duties.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Performs routine cleaning, maintenance and safety checks within the vivarium and laboratory. Assists with vivarium quality assurance testing and records.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Assists principal investigators with any special animal care needs in accordance with protocols, experiments and projects.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Assists with maintaining a safe work environment.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Percentage Of Time

Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are routinely performed in a typical laboratory setting. While performing duties in this setting the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), and risk of electric shock.
The employee is regularly exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather), moving mechanical parts, and high precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-weather), and risk of radiation. The noise level in this setting may be loud due to the noise of ventilation system and hydraulic body hoist.

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