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Pet Caretaker- Cat

LOCATION: 

Thompson Station, TN, US

JOB CATEGORY:  Veterinary
REQUISITION NUMBER:  1334145

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

 

Purpose of Role: 

The focus of this role is to provide daily care for the pets within the MARS Petcare Feeding Facility including cleaning of the facilities and implementation of the environmental enrichment programs. 

 

Principal Accountabilities: 

This position may include any of the following accountabilities: 

 

  • Execute the daily operations of the care unit of the MARS Pet Feeding Facility to ensure pet safety and well-being, efficient running of the facility and that quality data are gathered from the protocols and delivered to the business. 

  • Accurately record the requested data according to study protocols (i.e. consumption timing, amounts eaten, body weights, etc.) 

  • Evaluate pet health (both mental and physical) for any veterinary and/or enrichment needs. 

  • Daily cleaning of pet housing quarters (interior and exterior) in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).  

  • Implementation of environmental enrichment programs as directed by the Pet Enrichment Specialist. 

  • Implementation of exercise programs in accordance with standard operating procedure and/or veterinary recommendation.  

  • Provision of basic animal health tasks for pets such as grooming, nail trimming, weighing, etc. 

  • Collection and evaluation of feces quality 

 

Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities:  

  • Priority Setting 

  • Planning 

  • Dealing with Ambiguity 

  • Integrity & Trust 

  • Problem Solving 

  • Attention to Details 

 

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge: 

  • Knowledge in animal facility operations 

  • Computer skills 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 

  • Knowledge of animal health and management issues 

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 

  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • High School Diploma or GED 

  • Minimum 6 months of experience working with cats/dogs 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • BS or MS in a biological science  

  • Experience working in an animal facility or Veterinary Hospital 

 

 

 

 

Every associate at Mars has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety. 

 

As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars Petcare US offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits. 
  
If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you. 
 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. 

 
Visit www.mars.com to learn more about our company and for information about all of our current openings. Please, no agencies. 

 

Mars Inc. is a tobacco free workplace. 

 

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.