Animal Caretaker C

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Penn State College of Medicine
Animal Farm
Full/Part Time:


Provide general care, feeding and watering of animals. Operate van for the pickup and delivery of cages, racks, bedding, feed and other miscellaneous items. Assist in holding animals for administrating of drugs, clipping, weighing and other tasks as assigned. Record and report unusual instances involving behavior of animals, vermin infestation, temperature changes and other conditions affecting the wellbeing of the animals. Maintain records of food and bedding materials on hand, used and daily or weekly requirements. Record animal experimental data on a limited scale. Perform routine medication and nursing procedures under the direction of the supervisor. Perform technical aspects of diet preparation, including operation of food grinder. Collect urine, fecal materials, hair, etc. Clean and sanitize cages, animal rooms and related service areas. Operate rack, bottle, cage washing machine, autoclave, floor scrubber and washer, clothes washer and dryer. Euthanize small laboratory animals as required. Load, unload and store food, cages and bedding materials, and other lab equipment and supplies. Deliver orders being careful not to contaminate food sacks. Operate incinerator for the destruction of animals and bedding. Receive animal deliveries, check received animals against order regarding sex, weight, general health and identify by tattooing. Maintain a daily census of all animals in the assigned facilities. Carry out quarantine and isolation procedures. Purchase small quantities of produce and other animal food items on occasion from local merchants. Instruct students and wage payroll employees when they are assisting with animal care in their area. Job Requirements: Requires the use of commercial English, grammar and arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including decimals and fractions; simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, together with the use of adjustable measuring instruments, graduates and the like requiring interpretation in their various applications; or the posting, preparation, interpretation, use and checking of reports, forms, records and comparable data.Over 3 up to and including 6 months of effective experience. Shift: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Days Off: Rotating Weekends and Holidays NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS PART OF YOUR JOB DUTIES. A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AND SUCCESSFULL COMPLETION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRES IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088