Job DescriptionANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN I (ACT-I) The Animal Care Technician is responsible for the daily care of our research animals and vivarium operations. This position is overseen by a team lead and directly reports to the Senior Manager of Animal Care and Services. Our Animal Care Services team is an integral part of the research and work that takes place at The Allen Institute. Our ideal team member will possess excellent manual dexterity, attention to detail, and the willingness to work with moderate supervision completing daily operations and tasks. Our technicians typical duties include: daily cage washing, maintaining a clean environment and monitoring the overall health of the animals with the use of Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions. JOB RESPONSIBILTIES Maintaining and monitoring room temperature and humidity Preparing and washing rodent caging, equipment, accessories and enrichment Performing housekeeping within the facility Handling husbandry waste disposal tasks Follow SOPs, Work Instructions, and regulatory requirements Maintain accurate records Work with Team Lead or Senior Manager, to prioritize daily tasks Perform daily vivarium closing procedures at the end of work day Perform duties under limited supervision once fully trained Possess good verbal and written communication skills Other duties as assigned REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED 0-2 years of related work experience and/or training Manual dexterity and attention to detail Experience handling animals, with a strong preference for previous experience with laboratory animals. Ability to lift -up to 45lbs safely Required to stand; walk; sit; reach, bend, manage supplies and cleaning procedures WORK ENVIRONMENT This position requires working in a laboratory animal environment with others, 8 hours daily and wearing personnel protective equipment including respiratory protection at times. Some duties and motions are repetitive. Operations require lifting husbandry food and bedding bags and pushing heavy rack systems and supplies Laboratory duties involve safely handling or working near chemical, biological or other hazardous material Work requires proper use of personal protective equipment and engineering controls Weekend and/or holiday work may be required This position is essential to the care of animals and expected to report to work in the event of inclement weather and other events. Associated topics: animal care assistant, animal care attendant, animal care technician, assistant, vet assistant, vet technician, veterinary assistant, veterinary attendant, veterinary technician, technician Associated topics: animal care assistant, animal care attendant, attendant, vet assistant, vet attendant, vet technician, veterinary assistant, veterinary attendant, veterinary technician, technician
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