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*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs routine duties associated with cage sanitation and preparation for reuse in a research setting including cage maintenance, monitoring equipment for proper functioning and maintaining sanitary conditions. Operates washers and ensures that cage washing and related equipment are in proper working order by cleaning, and preventive maintenance. Performs routine start-up and shut down procedures. Operates autoclave to sterilize or decontaminate caging equipment. Assists in receiving and storing materials, food and supplies. Transports caging supplies between animal rooms and cage wash rooms. Maintains sanitary conditions of cage washing rooms and other ancillary areas, such as hallways and storage areas. May assist in training new technicians. May provide guidance and direction to Cage Wash Trainees. Works independently. May act in a lead capacity in the cage wash area in the absence of their supervisor. Takes the necessary precautions, in keeping with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations, when working with hazardous chemicals, materials, animals and power equipment. Uses personal protective equipment as required. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. One year of cage wash or animal care experience. The ability to lift up to 75 pounds. Positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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