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18451 W IL Route 120 Grayslake IL 60030    |    Phone (847) 223-0150    

Kennel Technician

Position Summary:
The Kennel Technician is responsible for managing effective and efficient daily operations of our facility in accordance with the organization's mission, philosophy, policies and procedures, and with the safety of people and animals at the forefront of all activities. The Kennel Technician oversees the following areas: animal care, customer services and facility maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Responsible for the day-to-day operations of our facility
•    Responsible for ensuring storage, holding areas are clean, sanitary, safe, appropriately stocked and orderly.
•    Ensure that the maximum standard of care (i.e. food, water, sanitation, safety) is provided to all animals cared for at our facility.
•    Customer service responsibilities
•    Kennel care functions
•    Maintenance functions

‪A minimum of one year of experience working in an pet care industry is preferred, but not required.‬
‪Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities‬

Knowledge of: Animal health, behavior and breeds, customer service methods, practices and procedures.
Skills in: Communication and leadership.
Abilities: To make good business decisions regarding the care and welfare of animals, to exercise good judgment when dealing with customers and staff, flexibility to meet the needs of the organization.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in kennel setting with the potential exposure to high noise levels, zoonotic disease, animal bites and scratches. Work is performed indoors and outdoors with exposure to inclement weather, cleaning agents and chemicals, animal waste. Frequent walking, standing, bending, and stooping is required to perform the essential functions of the job. Regular lifting of 40-50 pounds with reasonable accommodation is required.

Must be willing to get dirty cleaning kennels as needed.‬

$12-$14/hour based on experience and references
Health insurance for full-time positions available.
Please submit cover letter with resume detailing experience, references and desire for a career in animal care.

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