Animal Care Technician - Leopard Geckos
Company: Reptiles by Mack
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Position Title: Animal Care Technician
Reports to: Department Supervisor
Location: Headquarters, Xenia, Ohio
Open: 365 days per year, typical shift is 7:00am to 3:30pm, with
Reptiles by Mack:
Reptiles by Mack is a reptile breeding and wholesale facility. We
specialize in pet reptiles such as bearded dragons, leopard geckos,
corn snakes, and ball pythons. Our goal at Reptiles by Mack has
always been to produce the very best captive bred pet reptiles. We
strive to create an outstanding experience for all of our customers
through exceptional customer service, year-round availability, and
healthy and exciting high-quality pets. We are thoroughly committed
to providing all of our customers with an excellent reptile
Compensation:$14.84 per hour
Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, and Life insurance
Simple IRA plan with employer contribution (up to 3% match) for
Paid vacation and holidays for full-time employees after 1 year
Animal Care Technicians support all aspects of animal husbandry and
maintenance with our reptiles (including snakes, lizards, bearded
dragons, leopard geckos, chameleons and turtles) and other animals
(including spiders, frogs, insects, and hermit crabs). The various
elements of animal husbandry and maintenance include: proper
feeding, provision for clean drinking water, proper and clean
shelter, prevention and cure of diseases, and proper breeding of
the reptiles and other animals.
Job Skills and Responsibilities:
Feeds, waters, and medicates animals according to feeding
instructions and established schedules.
Cleans, disinfects, and organizes animals living areas to
Setting up eggs for incubation
Observes animals to identify signs of injury, illness, or
Provides general care for juvenile and adult animals; contacts
supervisor/veterinarian for more advanced treatment.
Maintains records of information such as weight, physical
condition, diet, feeding schedule, and medications given.
Communicates births, deaths, injuries, and/or irregular behavior of
animals to supervisor.
Unloads and stores feed and supplies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Must genuinely enjoy animals.
Must be able to handle juvenile and adult animals as well as feeder
insects such as crickets and mealworms and feeder animals such as
Ability to work efficiently and thoroughly on repetitive tasks.
Ability to follow instructions.
Detail-oriented and consistent.
Reliable and dependable in performing job-related tasks.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent time management skills.
Works well as a productive member of a team.
Basic ability in mathematics, reading, or writing.
Must be able to work in 85-degree to 90-degree temperatures and
Must have good motor skills for repetitive motions.
Prolonged periods (8 hours) of standing, lifting, and carrying
Must be able to exert 50 pounds of force occasionally and 25 pounds
frequently and/or a negligible amount of force frequently.
Must be able to perform physical labor including reaching,
twisting, bending, grasping, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling,
crouching, stooping, and lifting.
Ability to learn to use telephone, hand tools,
gardening/carpentry/kitchen tools, electronic equipment (e.g.
Scales and digital thermometers, computer equipment), power
equipment (e.g. Power washer, commercial dishwasher)
General animal husbandry and/or specific veterinary experience is
This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing
Company and department objectives, and only covers primary
functions and responsibilities of the position. It is in no way to
be construed as an all-encompassing list of duties.
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