Petcare Specialist

Job Number 18003931

Company Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Location St. Joseph, Missouri

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for performing the necessary work related to the care of the pets under general supervision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestlé Purina R&D Petcare Manual

* Adherence to Nestlé Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

* Perform all necessary cleaning and sanitation duties

* Daily feeding of the pets

* Perform grooming, as necessary

* Obtain animal body weights, as required

* Accurate and reliable data entry, as needed.

* Provide socialization programs for pets

* Care for and monitor growth of puppies & kittens

* Report to the veterinarian sick or unusual behavior observed in the cats or dogs

* Report to the Manager any broken or damaged equipment, item or physical area

* Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work environment

* Practice safety in the work area

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Actively participate in training and skill development as needed

* Additional duties as assigned

SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:

* General supervision received from the Supervisor

Qualifications

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

* High School Diploma (or GED)

* Minimum 1 year of animal experience

* Ability to work well independently and in a team

* Good interpersonal, communication, organization, and math skills

* Computer literacy

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran