Animal Care Technician

at Discovery Solutions, Inc. in Winslow, Maine, United States

Job Description

Discovery Solutions is seeking job seekers for a FT Contract position with one of our customers, a leading company that has been enriching life by developing innovative solutions that protect and enhance animal health.


LOCATION: Winslow, Maine (04901)


DESCRIPTION:    The Avian Services Technician will provide general poultry husbandry (overall care) for the birds (chickens and turkeys) in the stock at the Winslow site. 


This position will actively support activities related with the maintenance of the testing facilities, and the proper care and welfare of the birds at the testing facility.


Functions, Duties, Tasks:


•Performing daily chores (providing feed and water to the birds) and cleaning such as cleaning pens, changing the bedding out, filling feeders etc.  

•Maintain cleanliness of the animal facilities, in a regulatory inspection condition at all times. Requires floor, walls, animal enclosures scrubbing, minor paint touch ups and other minor maintenance, and proper cleaning and disinfection procedures.

 •Provide appropriate care for the animals retained at the facilities, and maintaining/monitoring the proper environmental conditions (temperature, feed, water, etc.).

•Maintain accurate records in accordance with USDA regulations and assists with updating related databases.

•Other duties as assigned.


Other Information:

•Must be able to lift about 50 pounds

•Showering throughout the animal facilities is required

•Comfortable wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including scrubs, steel toe boots and additional PPE as needed such as lab coats, Tyvek suits, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bouffant. 

•Comfortable with walking to different on site areas and variable temperatures/inclement weather.  

•Ability to get to work during inclement weather. 

•Must have a valid drivers license and comfortable to drive a company vehicle (van/truck)


SPECIFIC JOB POSTING INFORMATION:    Candidates or workers who own birds at their personal property or have come in contact with birds within the last 48 hours are not permitted at the Winslow, Maine facility. 

Candidates who come in regular contact with any kind of birds are ineligible for this assignment. 


SHIFT: Ideal schedule 7 am - 330 pm Wednesday-Sunday or Friday-Tuesday however the employer does have some flexibility and those options will be discussed during an interview


EXPERIENCE: Able to follow written and oral instructions


Must possess good documentation skills


Additional Preferences:

•Previous experience in animal husbandry

•Previous poultry animal care experience helpful.   

•Excellent communication skills

•Proficiency with business applications such as: Word, MS Office and Excel

•Flexibility in adapting methods and skills.

•Motivation to work independently, as well as in a cooperative manner, with supervisor.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent 

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Job Posting: 629302

Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

Updated On: Nov 22, 2021