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Petcare Technician I - Trainee

Company: Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:


This position is responsible for organizing and performing the necessary work related to the care of the pets and palatability or nutritional testing under general supervision.

  • Knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestl-- Purina R&D Petcare Manual
  • Adherence to Nestl-- Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Assign rooms in data management system and process palatability/nutrition tests
  • Perform nutritional, palatability or behavior tests according to the protocol submitted in the request
  • Accurately and reliably record data as outlined by the requesting project scientist
  • Organize incoming food for tests
  • Perform grooming as necessary
  • Obtain animal body weights/body condition scoring (BCS) as required
  • Provide socialization programs for pets
  • Assist with care for and monitor growth of puppies or kittens as needed
  • Report to the veterinary staff sick or unusual behavior observed in the pets
  • Report any broken or damaged equipment, item or physical area
  • Perform minor troubleshooting of facility equipment
  • Perform all necessary cleaning and sanitation duties to maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work environment
  • Assist with minor veterinary procedures (e.g. exams)
  • Assist with breeding of pets as needed
  • Practice safety in the work area

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

    • High School Diploma (or GED)
    • Minimum 2 years of animal handling experience or BS degree in Animal Science/Zoology or related field
    • Good interpersonal, communication, organization, and math skills
    • Computer literacy


      • Advanced training or experience in animal science, veterinary technology, or animal handling, grooming, or behavior

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