Cagewash Foreman 2 (Bldg 35)

Req ID #:  77213

Bethesda, MD, US, 20892

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Cagewash Foreman 2 (Bldg 35) for our Insourcing Solutions site located in Bethesda, MD.


The following are responsibilities related to the Cagewash Foreman 2:

•    Provides daily direction and supervision to approximately cagewash technicians to maintain quality performance of departmental and client objectives, including meeting/exceeding departmental standards for cagewash facilities operation, facilities condition, sanitation levels and facility security.  Coordinates personnel scheduling to support facility needs.
•    Builds competence among employees through conducting appropriate training activities and through appropriate supervision related activities.  
•    Conducts routine inspection of cagewash facilities, equipment and materials.
•    Participates in the development and implementation of site-specific standard operating procedures (SOP's)
•    Identify and document and report any environmental abnormalities.
•    Identify and report any caging and or cage washing equipment abnormalities.
•    Ensures proper sanitation of equipment and area. 
•    Evaluate and make adjustments to workflow to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of cages processed or other cagewash operations.  
•    Use of computer programs to maintain data as requested and provide computerized report.
•    Supervises record maintenance.  Generates and submits internal and external reports in the required formats and timeframes, including autoclave cycles, tunnel and rack washer operations and sanitation.  Reports to management on operations-related issues.
•    Coordinates preventive maintenance of all cagewash machinery, equipment and materials; repair of same as necessary and general organization and up-keep of physical environment in areas of responsibility. 
•    Troubleshoots equipment issues, performs minor repairs, and coordinates service provider visits.
•    Actively interacts with customers as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance. 


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Cagewash Foreman 2 position:


•    Education:   High School Diploma required. Associates or Bachelor’s preferred.
•    Experience:  Minimum of three (3) years of experience in an animal facility required. Supervisory experience preferred.
•    Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) required. 


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased  to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory, Facilities, Science, Research, Operations