Performs routine duties associated with cage sanitation and preparation for reuse in a research setting including cage maintenance, monitoring equipment for proper functioning and maintaining sanitary conditions and daily records. Operates washers and ensures that cage washing and related equipment are in proper working order by cleaning, and preventive maintenance. Perform routine start-up and shut down procedures of all cage wash machines. Operates autoclave to sterilize or decontaminate caging equipment. Assist in receiving and storing materials, food and supplies. Transport caging supplies between animal rooms and cage wash rooms. Maintain sanitary conditions of cage washing rooms and other ancillary areas, such as hallways and storage areas. Take the necessary precautions, in keeping with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations, when working with hazardous chemicals, materials, animals and power equipment. Use personal protective equipment as required. Perform related responsibilities as required.
High school diploma or GED required.
Preferred: Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level. Certification will be required within 1 year of employment.
Preferred: 1-2 yearâ??s related experience working with cage wash and/or animals in a laboratory or clinical setting.
Excellent organizational, time management and record keeping skills.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Be willing to work and contribute effectively in a team setting.
Regularly move equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally move equipment and materials weighing up to 100 pounds.
Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as: pushing, pulling racks of caging, lifting and moving racks of water bottles, bags of feed and bedding, reaching, stooping and bending.
Must be able to perform procedures which require standing for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in hot and humid areas, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards.
This position is considered essential personnel and may require weekend days and holidays.
This position must also comply with the Animal Care and Use Occupational Health and Safety Program.
Background check is required.
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Cage Wash Technician
Animal Care Facility
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