Animal Care Technician in Dixon, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences has an immediate need for Animal Care Technicians in the Dixon area. This is a great opportunity to gain some experience in the biotechnology industry!

For immediate consideration, please send resumes to and reference ID # 906340

Job Summary

This position is responsible for assisting with cage washing and animal care duties. You will perform cage washes and cage changes as well as monitoring and documenting health issues for non-USDA research animals. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Cleans and sanitizes all animal caging and accessory equipment and maintains the cage washing area in a clean, neat and well-organized manner following approved SOP’s.
  • Disposes of biohazard waste materials in a safe and thorough manner as required.
  • Maintains facility equipment and performs routine preventative maintenance on cage washers, including routine inspection of cleaning filters.
  • Animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of non-USDA research animals, to include but not limited to:
    • Perform daily water bottle/automatic water line and cage checks
    • Provide appropriate food and water
    • Perform cage changing adhering to strict bio hood procedures; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified LAR policies utilizing a company issued iPAD
    • Maintain accurate room maintenance records as required by LAR’s SOPS and/or policies
    • Dispose of animal carcasses following established procedures.
    • Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas.
    • Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensures and provides for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.
    • Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.


Education: High school diploma or GED required

Experience: Rodent husbandry experience preferred, but any kind of animal handling experience is acceptable. Previous experience performing housekeeping/sanitization duties, safe handling of chemicals, detergents and disinfectants according to MSDS guidelines and working with large industrial equipment, especially cagewash equipment, preferred.


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