Eli Lilly and Company

JR Animal Care Technician

Fort Dodge, IA, United States
Jan 19, 2019
Science/R&D, Zoology
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we're driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life - all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com.

The Junior Animal Care Technician is responsible for handling, restraining, feeding, and otherwise caring for Production, Quality Control, and Research animals. Must be able to perform proper documentation and proceed independently in the care and husbandry of all animals on site in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.


  • Must be able to read, understand, and follow written procedures
  • Must be able to follow Elanco Animal Health Standard Operating Procedures
  • Must be able to properly document work and observations performed with strict adherence to GXP documentation
  • General knowledge of aseptic techniques and ability to follow rules of these techniques
  • Knowledge of proper sanitization techniques and ability to properly perform and follow rules of these techniques
  • Perform General Housekeeping
  • Preparing for incoming animals (power washing, disinfecting, facility set-up)
  • Perform daily observation of animals and reporting any abnormalities
  • Perform animal handling
  • Assist in animal conditioning (vaccinations, deworming, etc.)
  • Administer treatments prescribed by the veterinarian for livestock, companion, and laboratory animals
  • Proper operation of sterilizers, cage washers, and other equipment
  • Proper operation of large equipment (snow removal equipment, farm machinery, fork truck, etc.)
  • The ability to work in adverse outdoor conditions
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications
  • High school diploma /GED and AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification
  • AALAS certification at the ALAT level, or ability to obtain within 16 months of employment
  • Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing if applicable.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Communication Skills
    • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial teamwork environment
  • Reasoning Skills
    • Ability to use basic logic to identify and solve problems - identifies problems, recognizes symptoms, and potential causes
    • Knowledge and skill to recognize creative ideas that add value and are able to be implemented to improve efficiency, effectiveness and reduce complexity for department
  • Mechanical Aptitude
    • Demonstrated understanding of systems, equipment, and processes
    • Demonstrated ability to set-up and troubleshoot equipment as required
  • Organizational Skills
    • Effective and efficient organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Comprehension and Application
    • Proficient reading, comprehension and application skills toward a diverse set of complicated tasks
    • Additional Education and/or Equivalent Experience
    • Successful completion of National Career Readiness Work Keys assessment
    • Two (2) years of related animal experience as described above

Additional Information
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.