Sr. Animal Care Technician - (Millsboro, DE) Job

Millsboro, DE, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: LAB000708

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 Sr. Animal Care Technician is responsible for the care and husbandry of animals. This position will work with a variety of animal species. At all times, the technician must follow Standard Operating Procedures, adhere to all safety and company policies and perform duties assigned by department supervisor.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Feeding and watering of animals 

  • Daily observations of animals 

  • Cleaning of animal cages, pens and/or rooms 

  • Room, pen and cage set-up for animal tests 

  • Equipment set-up and operation 

  • Maintaining inventory of animal husbandry supplies 

  • Review and revision of Standard Operating Procedures 

  • Complete supervisor project assignments in timely fashion 

  • Compliance with federal, state and site regulations and guidelines 

  • Capable of working in inclement conditions, including extreme heat and cold weather 

  • Must be willing to some overtime on weekends and holidays

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Associate’s Degree or higher in Animal Science Poultry Science or equivalent

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years of animal husbandry experience

  • Ability to perform physical work, i.e. lifting 50 pounds

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to demonstrate organizational skills and is self-motivated

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with peers

  • Able to maintain accurate and reliable record keeping

  • Proficiency is Microsoft programs (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

  • Must have valid driver’s license

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • AALAS Certification (ALAT, LAT or LATG)

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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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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