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UNION Animal Technician LG4 7:00am - 3:30pm M-F

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in several ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

The Animal Care Technician LG4 will derive products from livestock, companion, and laboratory animals with a strong emphasis on USDA/AAALACi Animal Welfare compliance/enhancement and GxP documentation of animal observations supporting QC and R&D testing.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Handles, restrains, feeds, provides relevant training/enrichment and otherwise caring for Production, Quality Control, and Research animals in accordance with AAALACi Standards, USDA Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, Standard Methods, and Outlines of Production.
  • Prepares for incoming animals (power washing, disinfecting, facility setup) and performs general housekeeping


  • Performs all aspects of equipment preparation and sterilization
  • Performs animal conditioning (vaccinations, deworming, etc.) along with collection of animal data (blood sample, temperature, biological sample, etc.).
  • Administers treatments prescribed by the veterinarian for livestock, companion, and laboratory animals


  • Follows BIVI Standard Operating Procedures, Standard Methods, and Outlines of Production
  • Properly documents work and observations performed with strict adherence to GXP documentation and proceed independently without direct supervision


  • Assists in training other employees in an area of responsibility as assigned
  • Assists staff in developing new procedures and methods or improving old ones


  • High School diploma or equivalent degree (GED)
  • Animal care experience with recent livestock background is required
  • AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification must be obtained within twelve (12) months of hire date and Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) within twenty-four (24) months of hire date


  • Ability to work safely with livestock and lab animals
  • Animal observations and care
  • Knowledge of proper sanitation techniques and ability to properly perform and follow rules of these techniques
  • Ability to accurately dilute various fluids, including weighing and measuring, using the metric system
  • Proper operation of large equipment (snow removal equipment, farm machinery, fork truck, etc.)
  • Understands aseptic processes and properly performing functions in an aseptic manner

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older