Animal Care Technician I

Job Description

DLAR-Animal Husbandry – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (22002232)

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) Animal Care Technician I will provide husbandry and care of laboratory animals with a commitment to animal welfare and well-being. The candidate will:• provide food, water and enrichment• perform cage changes including cleaning and sanitizing animal housing enclosures, equipment and rooms• complete daily health observations and administer basic medical treatments, procedures and unique diets and• maintain logs documenting animal care activities and verification of environmental parameters and equipment function• provide facility support tasks including laundering scrubs, performing general cleaning, sweeping, mopping, stocking supply areas and assisting with cagewash operationsThe successful candidate must consistently demonstrate positive interpersonal and customer service skills; be proficient with technology in order to use common applications (e.g. email, Microsoft Office, Pittworx); be available to work weekends and holidays; stand for extended periods of time; lift 50 pounds; push/pull heavy equipment; and pass the mandatory criminal and social background checks. Candidates working in the Rangos Research Building at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will need to obtain Child Protection Clearances. Vaccinations and TB testing may be required. Pay rate is $18/hour.

High School Diploma or GED with less than 1 year of related work experience.

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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Research.I Non-Exempt
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Level Required Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Some weekends and holidays
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume
Optional Documents Not Applicable

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