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Cage Washer

Richmond

Cage Washer

  • req1390
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Animal Care Facility
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Summary:
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery - the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Typical Duties

The Division of Animal Care Facility is seeking individuals who will be responsible for the cleaning a variety of soiled animal cages and racks. The incumbent will clean, disinfect and sterilize animal cages using the guidelines established by the regulatory authorities and the Division. The employee will clean, disinfect and sterilize animal cages using the guidelines established by the regulatory agencies and the Division. Monitor and clean equipment daily to ensure that it is working properly and know the established procedure to follow when equipment is malfunctioning. Maintain records of operation. Using the guidelines established by the Division, assemble animal cage, bedding and water bottles into setups. Using the established procedures, these setups are autoclaved and used for animals requiring sterile housing. Ensures an inventory of sterile cages are kept on hand to supply the day-to-day demands as well as emergency situations. Unpack feed and bedding off pallets and store appropriately. Keep working area clean and organized and ensure supplies that are needed are on hand at all times. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Hiring Standards:

-High school diploma or equivalent

-Ability to follow both oral and written instructions required

-Must have some experience working with animals, either in laboratory or clinic, or have been responsible for personal pets

-Must be able to lift 50 lbs easily

-Stand for long periods of time up to one hour

-Interact with animals for long periods of time

-Handle animals safely; to coexist with animals

-Disinfect walls, floors, and cages; to daily inspect rooms and determine when supplies are needed

-Must be able to properly handle and apply chemicals safely during room cleaning processes; to wear any protective clothing or materials as needed

-Observe and respond to situations in an appropriate manner

-Individual needs to be able to work well with others and to meet deadlines

-Ability to work in a diverse environment required

Preferred Hiring Standards:

-High school diploma or GED

Typical Physical and Cognitive Requirements:

-Light to Heavy lifting
-Standing/Sitting
-Repetitive Motion
-Walking
-Climbing
-Reaching/Bending
-Average Pace
-Frequent Change

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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