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Animal Care Trainee – Ellsworth & Bar Harbor

Animal Care Trainee – Ellsworth

Animal Care Trainee- Bar Harbor 


Our Animal Care operations in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth, Maine are currently undergoing a massive expansion! NOW is an excellent time to join us!

  • Receive excellent pay – $15 per hour starting pay and $15.75 per hour upon completion of initial training!
  • Receive regularly scheduled pay increases with the ability to increase your pay 25% in 2 years!
  • Take advantage of extensive opportunities for career growth and advancement with the Lab.
  • Take advantage of robust educational opportunities including genetics, lab animal science, and leadership courses onsite as well extensive hands on
  • Receive tuition reimbursement support for college degrees.



Successful team members will undergo a 12-week paid training program, which includes classroom and on-the-job training to learn all aspects of animal husbandry and includes laboratory animal science and genetics. Employees will learn to maintain animals to monitor animal health and welfare, maintain a sanitary environment and prepare animals for shipping.  Animal Care is part of the production team at JAX and work requires attention to detail, working in a highly controlled clean room environment, fast paced that provides continuous physical movement.


Successful candidates will clear a pre-employment physical and background check.


  • High School diploma or GED equivalency as well as prior successful work experience is required for all candidates
  • Lifting 25lbs on a regular basis
  • Walking up a ladder
  • Work well in a fast paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
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