Patterson Companies, Inc. Certified Pharmacy Technician I in Manchester, Iowa


Who are we looking for?

Animal Health International, a Patterson Company, is seeking a Full-Time Licensed Certified Pharmacy Technician to join our team in Manchester, Iowa.

Why join Animal Health International?

This is your chance to set your career in motion! Our future is full of exciting possibilities, and so is yours as part of our team. We believe that work shouldn't be something that you do just to make ends meet. It should provide satisfaction and an opportunity to make a real difference!

Through its subsidiaries, Animal Health International, Inc. provides animal health products and services to customers in the food animal and companion animal markets worldwide. We are a recognized leader in our industry.

Our employees share a determination to make a difference, to enhance business success and to drive innovation where and whenever possible. We are not only looking for competent, qualified contributors, but employees who want to grow personally and professionally throughout their careers. We are in search of the best and the brightest minds to help fulfill our mission. We offer opportunities that allow you to apply and develop your strengths and we leverage your strengths to help us remain a major leader in our industry. We value the diverse thought and innovative ideas you can bring to the company.

The Animal Health International, Inc. Family of Companies is the right choice for individuals with exceptional ethics, integrity and long-term vision. We promote an atmosphere that encourages personal and professional development. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a great working environment in locations throughout the United States and Canada. Animal Health International is an EEO/AA/M/F/D/V employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program, an internet-based employment eligibility verification system.


Perform effective, safe and efficient tasks and responsibilities of assigned pharmacy.

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Transact all business in accordance to Animal Health International Inc.’s business code of ethics and conduct

  • Align with the Company’s Mission, Guiding Principles, Values, Goals and Objectives

  • Perform all warehouse and pharmacy duties including picking, packing, receiving, counting, labeling, and tracking inventory

  • Use all of the warehouse/pharmacy equipment/machinery

  • Achieve assigned performance metrics and KPIs

  • Interact with Veterinarians and Pharmacists

  • Document and report all discrepancies, damages and errors

  • Proofread, generate, and apply drug labels under the supervision of a Pharmacist

  • Help maintain a secure, organized, clean, and safe warehouse/pharmacy

  • Handle all hazardous materials, pesticides, and prescription drugs according to the Company’s processes/procedures and all applicable laws and regulations

  • Handle all prescription drugs according to company’s processes/procedures and all applicable laws and regulations

  • Gain knowledge of overall warehouse and pharmacy operations

  • Manage time effectively, meet personal goals and objectives while working effectively with other team members

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage time effectively, meet personal goals and objectives while working effectively with other team members

  • Perform all work in accordance with the Company Safety Guidelines and procedures with safety and regulatory licensure compliance

  • As assigned


Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Able to safely and efficiently operate all warehouse/pharmacy equipment/machinery

  • Able to meet deadlines

  • Good organization and administrative skills

  • Solid communication skills

  • Good computer skills with various applications

Education or Formal Training:

  • College degree preferred, minimum High school diploma or GED required

  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate


  • Minimum of 1 year pharmacy experience preferred

  • Background in pharmacy dispensing preferred


Material and Equipment Directly Used:

  • General warehouse/pharmacy equipment

  • General office equipment

  • MS Office, Shipping and proprietary software

Working Environment/Physical Activities:

  • Move up to 75 lbs.

  • Stationary position 50% of the time

  • Moving 50% of the time

  • Frequently operate a keyboard

  • Frequently grasp, reach, bend, and stoop in narrow/confined spaces

Positions Reporting to This Position:

  • None

Requisition ID 2017-5675

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US-IA-Manchester

Position Category Technician

Company Animal Health International, Inc.

Position Type Regular Full-Time

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.