Boehringer Ingelheim Lab Animal Technician I/II in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.

Candidate will be hired at level commensurate with education and experience


This position functions under direct guidance/supervision of AR management or designee to perform functions in support of AR operations in accordance with federal, state and local regulations, guidelines and policies on the use of laboratory animals. This position may include rotational assignment to various animal and/or support areas. In addition, this position functions as a member of a work team and actively promotes a team-oriented work environment.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Functions with primary responsibility for:

  • animal care and enrichment of routine animal colonies

  • cleaning and maintenance of associated facilities and equipment including cage sanitization and preparation for use

  • includes animal handling, animal observations, reporting of abnormal findings, adherence to veterinary directives and monitoring of room conditions,

  • may include responsibility for specialized colonies and facilities

  • Maintains functional knowledge and ability to operate and maintain animal facility equipment including but not limited to cage/rack washers, autoclave, environmental monitoring equipment etc.

  • Ensures timely and accurate documentation of task completion

  • Completes additional tasks as assigned by AR management (e.g., receiving and stocking supplies)

  • Complies with applicable company policies and guidances standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Federal, State and local regulations (e.g., USDA, FDA GLPs) and performs work in a safe manner.

Technician I Requirements:

  • AALAS certification is highly desirable

  • High School Diploma or equivalent plus 2 years’ experience in an animal research facility or veterinary practice required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in animal science or equivalent preferred.

  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook are highly desirable

Technician II Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent plus 4 years’ experience in an animal research facility or veterinary practice required.

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in animal science or equivalent plus two (2) year relevant experience preferred.

  • AALAS certification at ALAT level is required.

  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook required; skills in Topaz Granite/Elements are desirable.

Technician I/II Requirements:

  • Required to work on scheduled weekends and holidays.

  • Strict attention to detail and follow-up skills are essential.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to perform in a team environment.

  • No known allergies to animals.

  • This position requires a high degree of physical work effort including but not limited to: bending, lifting (up to 50 lbs), squatting, pushing/pulling, reaching and long periods of standing, in addition to handling and restraint of small and large laboratory animals.

  • Required use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including uniforms, respiratory, eye, hearing, hand and foot protection.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law. Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.


Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: Lab Animal Technician I/II

Location: Americas-US-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 1816318