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Insect Breeding Technician

Location: Essex
Salary: £18,500
Ref: ALS 2253

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 a keen Insect Breeding Technician 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.

Please note that due to our client’s rural location and in the absence of suitable public transport links, having your own transport is essential.

Basic Requirements

  • Experience with and knowledge of insects
  • Ability to interpret insect behaviour to spot potential problems
  • Positive work ethic and attention to detail
  • Strong focus on maximising yields and quality of insects
  • Ability to build effective relationships and work as part of a team
  • Ability to tolerate working in high temperatures/humidity
  • Good communication skills and be able to work quickly & efficiently
  • Ability to lift up to 25kg
  • The ideal candidate would have to meet all occupational health requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor, feed, water and clean insects as required
  • Prepare tanks to receive new stock
  • Ensure that quality levels are maintained and report any problems
  • Clean and maintain the working area
  • Answer questions and enquiries from the office and customers
  • Pack insects for sending by courier
  • Operate within the standard operating procedures (SOP) and Health & Safety compliance in accordance with company policy
  • Proficient use of company software systems, including updating stock adjustments on xSuite

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.