Cagewash Technician I

Req ID #:  214463
Location: 

Reno, NV, US, 89511

For 75 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

BASIC SUMMARY:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
•    Assist in sanitizing animal cages, racks, feeders, bottles and sippers, according to S.O.P.’s.
•    Record all required tasks on relevant logbook records accurately and completely.
•    Assist in performing daily routine maintenance checks on the automated cage wash machines.
•    Prepare appropriate housing for receipt of new animals.
•    Lubricate rack wheels after being washed.
•    Report the need for equipment repair (cages, racks, cage wash machines, etc.) to the appropriate personnel.
•    Prepare feed jars for washing, including discarding of old feed.
•    Sanitize floors, walls, and other surfaces in the automatic cage wash area and in other areas of the lab.
•    Sanitize barrels (trash, bedding, feed, etc.).
•    Clean cage wash area.  Maintain a clean cage wash area. 
•    Maintain storage area in an organized fashion.
•    Assist with animal care technical duties such as changing liners and sanitizing animal room walls and floors.
•    Assist in securing cage wash area and compressor room at the end of the day.
•    Receive, store, and distribute animal husbandry supplies.  Report low inventory to supervisor.
•    Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Education High School diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D). 
•    Experience:   No experience necessary. 
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certifications/Licensures: 
•    Other:  None

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and lift.  
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job regularly requires close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
•    Must be able to regularly lift and manipulate up to 50 pounds on a repetitive basis each day.
•    Must be able to regularly manipulate objects on shelves from one and one-half to six and one-half feet above the floor on a repetitive basis each day.
•    Must be able to regularly use a broom and mop to sanitize floors on a repetitive basis each day.
•    Must be able to regularly push wheeled carts weighing up to 1200 pounds on a continuous basis each day.
•    Duties require regularly standing for an average of eight hours a day.
•    Must be able to regularly read, understand, and follow written procedures.
•    Must be able to occasionally work in spaces as narrow as 2 feet. 
•    Must wear safety equipment according to OSHA regulations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
•    The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.  Noise protection devices are provided for use in the cage wash area.
•    Must be able to regularly endure wet, humid and hot conditions.
•    Must be able to wear a respirator where required by OSHA regulations.
•    Works near or with caustic chemicals.
•    Regularly exposed to rodent dander.

COMMENTS:
•    Work schedule will include rotating weekends and holidays.  
 

Job Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Education High School diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D). 
•    Experience:   No experience necessary. 
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certifications/Licensures: 
•    Other:  None

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

 


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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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.

 

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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