This position involves keeping ULAR husbandry staff provided with clean animal cages, which will be used when animals housed in excessively dirty cages are moved into clean ones. Incumbent will work at one of ULAR's multiple cage washers, either on the dirty side or the clean side. On the dirty side, he/she will prepare dirty animal cages for loading into the washer. On the clean side, incumbent will unload the clean cages from the washer and prepare them for use in animal rooms (fill cages with clean bedding).
Outside the cage washers, he/she will pick up or deliver the cages between multiple animal facilities on campus. Incumbent will be responsible for cleaning/repairs of cages/enclosures and related ancillary equipment. No direct contact with live laboratory animals.
ULAR will provide the necessary training to perform these duties.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Salary: Range $16.80-$17.84 Total Hours: 6AM-2:30PM, M-F 3 Career Position. May be required to work weekends and holidays on rotation. Must wear protective clothing provided by ULAR (scrubs, masks, gloves, shoe covers, etc). Must attend technician training courses/meetings per ULAR's discretion. Must be comfortable working alone in following conditions: constant exposure to possible allergens, including but not limited to animal waste, dirty bedding, animal hair, dander, dust, steam, in an enclosed, confined area with no direct access to open air.
Must participate in medical monitoring programs as prescribed by the Occupational Health and Safety Program. This may include preventive medical programs such as TB screening, tetanus booster, blood testing, immunizations, medical surveillance and others to meet the state, federal and UC requirements. Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. Please attach your resume.
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