Animal Husbandry Technician Iii Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Skilled Animal Husbandry Technician with 5-years experience working extensively with animals such as NHP, Rodents, and Sheep. I specialize in microbiology techniques, including aseptic technique, autoclaving and media preparation. Proven expertise in monitoring conditions, maintaining cleanliness and documentation of daily task and activities. Great communication, observational and teamwork abilities while being well-versed in animal behavior and animal welfare regulations. Seeking position in team-oriented and professional work environment.

  • Clinical lab settings
  • Disease specialization proficiency
  • Critical thinking proficiency
  • Specimen preparation
  • Specimen processing
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Interpersonal and written communication
  • Lab equipment processes
  • Research and documentation
  • Sample collection techniques
  • Laboratory safety protocols
  • Inventory oversight
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Laboratory safety procedures
  • Quality control
  • Lab animal restraint
  • Gowning and gloving procedures
  • PPE use
  • MS Office
  • Organizational skills
01/2017 to Current Animal Husbandry Technician III Tri Rinse Inc. | Mason City, IA,
  • Understanding of safety requirements. Complete knowledge of sanitation and sterilization processes. Use of specialized equipment such as rack washer, autoclave, floor cleaner. Ability to humanely handle all species of laboratory animals. Ability to distinguish unhealthy animals from healthy animals. Ability to learn new technical skills.
  • Creating and editing SOP’s to keep procedures up to date
  • Knowledge and use of PPE (personal protective equipment) and safety procedures related to the possible exposure to dusts, viruses, tissues, chemicals, fumes, vapors, and mists that could potentially affect the health of the employee
  • Observe appropriate safety and study requirements by reading, understanding and following Standard Operating Procedures (LAR Guidelines), and study protocols.
  • Observe appropriate safety and health practices including personal protective equipment and barrier requirements using GLP.
  • Operate cage/rack washer and maintain cage washer operation logs.
  • Prepare clean cages with corncob or alpha dry bedding as needed.
  • Prepare cleaning chemicals weekly (Preamp, MB10, 70% alcohol)
  • Operate autoclave and sterilize animal caging equipment and materials. Maintain sterilization logs.
  • Maintain the animal facility in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Remove regular trash and biohazard waste.
  • Operate and adjust the Edstrom watering system as needed to monitor facility water quality.
  • Receive, quarantine and remove animals as required.
  • Change cages using the aseptic technique.
  • Perform daily health/mortality checks. Evaluate health status of animals. Communicate concerns with Lead research animal Technician.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the AST Supervisor or Manager
  • Work independently to perform daily tasks
04/2016 to 01/2017 Cage Wash Technician/Animal Caretaker National Institute Of Health (NIH) | City, STATE,
  • Clean and sanitize animal caging and accessory equipment.
  • Dispose of waste from the facility following appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Verified proper temperature levels on all inbound merchandise requiring refrigeration.
  • Rotated stock by code and receiving date.
  • Conducted monthly, quarterly and yearly inventories of warehouse stock.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Able to lift 50lbs and wear Person Protective Equipment (PPE) including respirators.
  • Perform routine cleaning and preventative maintenance on the cage washers and autoclaves, including checking and cleaning filters.
  • Understand and follow appropriate SOPs, safety procedures, and quality assurance guidelines.
  • Handled cages, racks, large pieces of miscellaneous equipment, feed & bedding bags and other materials and equipment normally found in a research facility.
  • Maintain and repair animal caging and support equipment.
  • Familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for chemicals used in the work area.
06/2014 to 12/2015 Forklift Operator/ Material Handler Aerotek Temp Agency | City, STATE,
  • Developed production tracking and quality control systems, analyzing production, maintenance and other operational reports, to detect production problems.
  • Weighed materials of products and recorded weight on tags, labels and production schedules.
  • Used propane forklift to load and unload trailers at warehouse.
  • Manually loaded or unloaded materials on/off pallets, skids and lifting devices.
  • Recharged batteries, filled fuel tank and replaced liquefied gas tanks.
  • Perform daily pre-operation inspection of forklifts.
  • Conducted inventory of goods/materials and supplied workers with materials as needed.
  • Transported products to and from remote storage areas.
  • Changed equipment over to new product.
08/2012 to 05/2014 Bio-Hazardous Chemical Waste Handler/ Driver National Institute Of Health | City, STATE,
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
  • Performed daily driver duties, including delivery, transportation of laboratory waste products, and bio-products.
  • Transported and disposed of hazardous waste, recyclables, and non-hazardous waste in accordance to OSHA regulation.
  • Maintained a clean work environment while keeping delivery truck, tools and equipment used for unloading and loading goods in their assigned places.
  • Conducted routine checks on waste containers to avoid possible overfill and prevent hazardous chemical waste spills.
  • Logged daily disposal records of waste for all collections points.
Education and Training
Expected in 2008 High School Diploma | Walkersville High School, Frederick, MD GPA:
Expected in | Biology Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD, GPA:
  • Promoted from [Job Title] to [Job Title], in less than 12-months

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School Attended
  • Walkersville High School
  • Frederick Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Animal Husbandry Technician III
  • Cage Wash Technician/Animal Caretaker
  • Forklift Operator/ Material Handler
  • Bio-Hazardous Chemical Waste Handler/ Driver
  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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