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Animal Care Technician/Cage Washer

Company: Actalent
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description: Cage Washing Duties General summary/purpose: Provides clean and sterilized living environment for research animals. Specific duties & responsibilities: Operates mechanical cage washing equipment, autoclaves and other sanitizing equipment. Maintains adequate levels of cage wash chemicals. Scrapes and empties pans and cages of soiled bedding. Pre-cleans large animal cages for cage wash machinery. De-scales rabbit pans. Prepares clean rodent cages for autoclaving to include food, bedding, water bottles and appropriate covering. Loads assembled cages onto transport racks in preparation for sterilization by steam autoclave. Loads, operates and unloads steam autoclaves. Places processed bedding, feed and other related items into assembled, sanitized cages. Maintains detailed records of maintenance schedules, detergent and disinfectant use, cage washer and autoclave performance tests. Performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs on autoclaves and cage washers. Disposes waste materials Sweeps, mops and disinfects cage wash areas at the end of each shift and takes all trash to dumpster. Receives and stocks feed and bedding in storage area. Skills: Autoclave, Sterilization, Animal handling, Cleaning, Cage Washing, Animal Care Top Skills Details: Autoclave,Sterilization Additional Skills & Qualifications: For Animal Care Techs: --- Education & Exp: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Six months experience in research animal care and husbandry preferred. Physical requirements for the job: Stand, walk, or otherwise move about campus on a continuous basis. Lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects and materials weighing up to 50 lbs. Ability to ascend/descend stairs on a regular basis Experience Level: Entry Level About Actalent: Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions. The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Baltimore , Animal Care Technician/Cage Washer, Professions , Baltimore, Maryland

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