Insect Breeding Technician

Agenda Resource Management
09 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a specialist with over 25 years’ experience in providing support, food and equipment within the growing reptile market. They are looking to recruit keen Insect Breeding Technicians to help support within the cricket and locust team to rear insects to the required standard.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about insect breeding and have a passion for animal welfare.

Basic Requirements

Basic reading, writing & arithmetic skillsPositive work ethic/ attitude and attention to detailStrong focus on maximising yields and quality of insectsAbility to interpret insect behaviour to spot potential problemsAbility to build effective relationships and work as part of a teamAbility to tolerate working in high temperatures/humidityGood communication skills and be able to work quickly & efficientlyAbility to lift up to 25kgThe ideal candidate would have to meet all occupational health requirements.Duties & Responsibilities

Operate within standard operating procedures (SOP)Quality controlHealth & Safety compliance in accordance with company policy with special emphasis on PPE requirementsFeed and Green insects as required and change heat lamps on a daily basisAdjust feeding regime in response to insect growthTub or bag insects for sale and print barcode labelsClean, prepare and set-up bins as well as break down bins ready for packingPrepare and change egg laying traysMonitor weather conditions and adjust room controls as necessaryComplete required paperwork and monitoring breeder productionClean and maintain working areaAssist in other areas of the operation as required.Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic. To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.
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