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Automated Cage Wash Attendant - United States  

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Posted on : 25 June 2017

Project Description

BASIC SUMMARY:
Clean and disinfect animal housing, feed and water containers using the automated cage washer.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Based on laboratory schedule prioritize, and sanitize animal cages, racks, feeders, bottles and sippers, according to S.O.P.’s, using the automated cage wash machines.
  • Perform daily routine maintenance checks on the automated cage wash machines.
  • Record all required tasks on relevant logbook records accurately and completely.
  • Based on laboratory study schedule prioritize and prepare preparation of appropriate housing for receipt of new animals.
  • Report the need for equipment repair (cages, racks, cage wash machines, etc.) to the appropriate personnel.
  • Lubricate rack wheels after being washed.
  • Ensure preparation of feed jars for washing, including discarding of old feed.
  • Clean cage wash area.  Maintain a clean cage wash area. 
  • Ensure that storage areas are maintained in an organized fashion.
  • Receive, store, and distribute animal husbandry supplies.  Report low inventory to supervisor.
  • Secure cage wash area and compressor room at the end of the day.
  • Sanitize floors, walls, and other surfaces in the automatic cage wash area.
  • Assist with Animal Care technical duties such as changing liners and sanitizing animal room walls and floors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Qualifications
Education:  High School diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).  
Experience: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure:  LAT preferred
Other:  Strong organizational skills necessary. No experience necessary.