Cage Washer


Posting Details

Job Code/Title 82721 - H - Animal Care Assistant RS 1 * Position Number HU1042 Working Title Cage Washer Department Animal Care Facility Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery β€” 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.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $13.00 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 29 Normal work days M-F Normal work hours 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

HU1042 – Cage Wash – 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.

Required Qualifications

-High School diploma or equivalent
-Ability to follow written and oral instructions
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Must be able to handle and apply chemicals safely
- Ability to bend, kneel, stoop for long periods of time
- Wear personal protective equipment
- Work well with others and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

- Must be able to lift 50 lbs
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Must be able to handle and apply chemicals safely
- Ability to bend, kneel, stoop for long periods of time
- Wear personal protective equipment
- Work well with others and meet deadlines

Job Open Date 09/09/2020 Remove from posting on or before 09/19/2020 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Must provide a current and a previous Supervisor as a Reference.

Additional Information Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100566 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What are your views on the use of animals in research?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * This position requires interaction with animals. Do you have any criminal convictions that would preclude you from being considered for this position? This may include crimes of moral turpitude such as animal abuse, animal neglect, animal fighting, etc. (A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you able to routinely perform repetitive tasks involving bending at the waist, kneeling and reaching over your head?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have any experience using a cagewasher or tunnel washer? Explain.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Explain your methods of prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
  5. Reference Letter - 3


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