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Animal Care Technician - Cagewash / Research Vivarium Husbandry, San Diego, CA

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Animal Care Technician - Cagewash / Research Vivarium Husbandry, San Diego, CA**

The Central Services Technician is responsible for the overall sanitation of cages and related equipment, including cage wash rooms, feed and bedding rooms, hallways, loading docks and other specific areas. Responsible for receiving feed, bedding and other supplies. All specific duties are to be performed in accordance with all regulations pertaining to federal, state, local (Animal Welfare) laws and departmental SOPs pertaining to Good Laboratory Animal Practices.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Removes dirty bedding and other items from shoe boxes

+ Performs cage and other related equipment sanitation

+ Flushes water cage manifolds

+ Operates washers and ensures that cage washing and related equipment are in proper working order

+ Performs daily start-up and shut down procedures of the cage washer

+ Operates autoclave to sterilize or decontaminate caging equipment and other related equipment

+ Transports caging and equipment between animal areas and cage wash rooms and vice versa

+ Performs sanitation of cage wash rooms and other ancillary areas, such as hallways, feed, bedding and storage areas

+ Organizes and manages documentation

+ Removes trash and waste according to safety guidelines

+ Read and understand all SOPs related to assigned duties

+ Receives and stores animal feed, bedding and supplies; records and files the appropriate information

+ Sanitize empty animal room(s) and labs

+ Inspect enrichment devices, cages and other items

+ Conducts and collects various aseptic sampling for the monitoring of water quality, sanitized animal racks and equipment.

+ Perform all other related duties as assigned.

**Job Requirements:**

+ High School Diploma or G.E.D. required.

+ Minimum of six months experience working in a laboratory animal facility performing cage wash duties or working with glassware cleaning or a commercial dishwashing operation.

+ Certification/Licensure: None

+ Working knowledge of federal, state, local (Animal Welfare) laws, departmental SOPs and regulations pertaining to Good Laboratory Animal Practices.

+ Initiative for solving minor problems.

+ Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.

+ Fundamental knowledge of computer applications (Microsoft Word, Excel and Email)

+ Must be able to represent Laboratory Animal Services department in a professional manner.

**Physical Demands:**

+ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and work/type at a computer.

+ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, reach overhead, crouch, kneel, push/pull, and use hands for repetitive tasks.

+ Employees must be able to lift, move, and/or hold up to 50 pounds independently; this includes equipment and animals.

**Work Environment:**

+ General office and research laboratory working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, although hearing protection is required while working directly in the cage wash area.

+ While performing the duties of this job the employee will be required to wear protective clothing (safety glasses, face shield, mask, cap, gloves, and scrubs), work near toxic or caustic chemicals, work with biohazards, and/or work with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens and/or zoonotic diseases. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, unpleasant odors, and/or wet, humid, and/or extreme temperature conditions.

+ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to laboratory animal caging of various species and may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, biohazard materials and risk of electrical shock.

For immediate consideration, apply today! Questions? Contact Jennie at 858-207-6311 or email

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

With Kelly, youll have access to some of the worlds highest regarded scientific organizationsproviding you with opportunities to work on todays most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits youll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your careerconnect with us today.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at
Posted: 2019-11-15 Expires: 2019-12-16

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