Job Description

Job Code:

Torrance, US-CA  90502

Employment Status:
FT 100 % for 40-hours per week (regular full-time benefits)

# of Openings:

Biological Resources Center-9983

Minimum education requirements:
GED or high school diploma

Salary Range:
Based on Qualifications & Experience

Last Updated:
7/17/19 10:12 AM

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Minimum Job-Related Experience

  • Five years’ experience working in a laboratory animal facility or veterinarian clinic.
  • Experience as a Veterinarian Technician or health Technician.
  • 2 years’ prior supervisory experience.
  • Experience in animal anesthesia.
  • Experience with laboratory and large species handling, dosing and anesthesia.

Minimum Education or Training Requirement

  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Certification through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or Registered Veterinarian Technician (RVT) license.


  • Knowledge of animal care standards.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to interact in an appropriate and professional manner with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain medical records. Detail oriented; demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and ability to multi-task.

Physical and/or Mental Requirements

  • This position requires the ability to bend, reach, push and pull while working with the animals.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Description of Duties:

  • Assist the Director in overseeing the daily operations of the animal care facility.
  • Assist the Director in the supervision and training of technicians.
  • Provide technical and problem solving assistance to staff.
  • Supervise and schedule weekend, holiday and vacation coverage for the facility.
  • Monitors health and wellbeing of animals;
    • Inspect each animal reported with problems daily.
    • Record pertinent findings on the Animal Daily Health sheets.
  • Contacts veterinarian and provides follow-up care for health problems within the facility as directed.
    • Performs yearly physical examinations
    • Monitors procedures performed in research laboratories to assure conformance to approved protocols.
  • Coordinates activities to ensure adequate pre and post-operative care. 
    • Collects pre-op forms and checks Progress Reports.
    • Maintain daily and monthly surgical logs.
    • Evaluate animal health and well-being.
  • Surgical Facilities Coordinator.
    • Supervise BRC staff in surgical setting.
    • Coordinate large animal surgeries
    • Maintain surgical equipment/monitors
    • Assist with fluoroscopy
    • Assist surgeons
    • Monitor patients under anesthesia and post op recovery
    • Anesthetize patients and prepare for surgery
    • Maintain supplies for surgery/anesthesia
    • Supervise maintenance and record keeping of GLP studies
  • Maintain USDA, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), controlled drug  and other records
  • Assists with the preparation of documents on day to day operation of the animal facility (i.e. USDA, AAALAC).
  • Does monthly billing for fluoroscope usage

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