The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) Cagewash Technician will perform cage wash, equipment maintenance and sanitation activities.
The candidate will:
process soiled animal caging, sterilize and prepare clean caging and equipment for distribution within the animal facility
operate and validate various types of cagewash equipment
perform preventative maintenance and minor mechanical repairs to animal caging systems, sanitation and other equipment used to provide laboratory animal husbandry and care
perform custodial duties including sweeping, mopping and scrubbing floors, removing trash, and cleaning equipment
receive deliveries at the loading dock, reconcile orders and packing slips, organize, rotate and re-stock supply stations and
maintain logs of sanitation activities and verification of equipment function.
The successful candidate must consistently demonstrate positive interpersonal and customer service skills, be available to work weekends and holidays, stand for extended periods of time, lift 50 pounds, push/pull heavy equipment and pass the mandatory criminal and social background checks. Child Protection Clearances, vaccinations and/or TB testing may be required.
A High School Diploma or GED is required.
Basic computer skills including the ability to utilize common applicati o ns (e.g., email, Word, Excel).
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Department: DLAR-Animal Husbandry
Assignment Category: Parttime-Temporary
Minimum Education Level Required: High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Some weekends and holidays
Requested Pay Rate: $12.00
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20001842
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