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Job Description


This position is responsible for performing the necessary work related to the care of the pets under general supervision.



  1. Knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestlé Purina R&D Petcare Manual
  2. Adherence to Nestlé Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  3. Perform all necessary cleaning and sanitation duties 
  4. Daily feeding of the pets
  5. Perform grooming, as necessary
  6. Obtain animal body weights, as required
  7. Accurate and reliable data entry, as needed. 
  8. Provide socialization programs for pets
  9. Care for and monitor growth of puppies & kittens
  10. Report to the veterinarian sick or unusual behavior observed in the cats or dogs
  11. Report to the Manager any broken or damaged equipment, item or physical area
  12. Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work environment
  13. Practice safety in the work area


  • Actively participate in training and skill development as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • General supervision received from the Supervisor

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

  • High School Diploma (or GED)
  • Minimum 1 year of animal experience
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team
  • Good interpersonal, communication, organization, and math skills
  • Computer literacy
Job: Petcare Specialist
Primary Location: St. Joseph, MO US
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Career Area: Professional
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