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Animal Care and Warehouse Operations at JAX

 Wage increase, sign-on bonus and retention bonus for animal care or warehouse operations jobs at The Jackson Laboratory

NEW: Higher starting wages, a sign-on bonus AND a retention bonus!

Make a meaningful contribution while climbing the career ladder at JAX. Our Animal Care staff are critical to our mission to discover cures for diseases like Alzheimer's, cancer and diabetes. We are accepting applications in Bar Harbor/Ellsworth, Maine and Sacramento, California.

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No prior animal care experience is necessary – JAX will provide on-the-job training!

If you have a high school diploma or GED you are eligible. 

Benefits include*:

  • Excellent starting pay: $20.25 (CA) and $18 (Maine) per hour!
  • Sign on bonus: $1500 (CA) and $1000 (Maine)!
  • Retention bonus: $2500 (CA) and $2000 (Maine) after 12 months!
  • AND regularly scheduled pay increases of +25% within 2 years!
  • Guaranteed 40 hours per week.
  • Health and dental insurance along with on-site fitness center and wellness classes.
  • Long-term retirement 403b Pre-Tax Plan, including generous employer match.
  • Tuition reimbursement for degree programs or other educational opportunities.
  • Employee focused company culture, including employer sponsored events

    *Adding together wage and employer-contributed benefits, this is equals a total compensation of between $40,105 (ME) and $59,475 (CA) per year!

Take your first step to an exciting career by clicking your desired location button above! Should you have additional questions, email

"One of the best things about this company is if I want to move up in my career, I can do that by seeking out the training and support JAX provides."
- Marci Dermott, Animal Care Technologist II

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