Animal Care Technician - (Rushmore/Worthington MN) Job

Worthington, MN, US
September 07 2017
Organization Type
Animal Care Technician - (Rushmore/Worthington MN)-ANI000158


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

The purpose of this position is to provide animal husbandry, observation of animals, recordkeeping, collecting samples for analysis, in addition to cleaning and facility care at the Rushmore, MN Farm Facility. Ability to work in a safe and respectful manner with swine and cattle.

- maintain accurate, complete, and legible records according to site SOP’s

- provide animal husbandry, i.e., feed, water, care, sanitation, socialization and observation of animals

- assist with research and quality control activities on animals including vaccinating, collecting blood, nasal, or fecal samples. Contact attending veterinarian and supervisor if any ill or injured animals are identified. Euthanasia of animals as required for sample collection.

- cleaning and disinfection of pens, barns, and associated equipment

- ability to work weekends and holidays, on a rotating position with other employees



- High School Diploma, or equivalent
Required :

- Minimum of 2 years working with swine and cattle in a production or test facility environment. Knowledge of food animal husbandry, health, and welfare is required. Ability to work in inclement weather including rain, snow, heat, and cold.

- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted

- Ability to pass required tests for operating basic farm equipment including tractors, skid steers, feed wagon, etc

- Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with others in a team environment.

- Ability to maintain accurate and complete records

Preferred :

- Previous experience in a research environment.

- Advanced training, experience, or formal education in animal science and husbandry.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Job: Animal Caretaker

Job Title:Assoc. II, Clinical Services

Primary Location: NA-US-MN-Worthington

Other Locations: NA-US-Minnesota

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: Yes Virkon, bleach, other cleaning agents, farm insecticides

Company Trade Name:Merck

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