Animal Techn Animal Resources Ctr
Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard)
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Provide sanitation support services for the research faculty and staff using the Yale Animal Resources Center (YARC). Duties will include processing animal cages using equipment on either the clean or dirty side and/or specific washing center. Detect and report malfunctioning and/or defective equipment. Provide special handling of BL2 materials. Set up clean cages to species standards. Perform cleaning and disinfecting of assigned areas throughout YARC facilities. Assist in training and/or instructing staff on sanitation, maintain required record keeping. Must be able to train and work as a cage changer as needed. This position is not limited to a specific washroom and can be utilized as needed.
- Operate animal care processing equipment according to safety guidelines on either clean or dirty side of specific washing centers. Detects and reports malfunctioning and/or defective equipment.
- Transport dirty cages to wash center to disassemble for proper cage washing processing.
- Perform periodic sanitization, decontamination, maintenance and rotation of equipment and spaces within facilities.
- Performs cleaning and disinfecting of assigned areas throughout YARC facilities.
- Diagnose mechanical, technical and/or process problems.
- Receive and stock supplies in appropriate areas and maintain an inventory.
- Provide special handling of BL2 materials.
- Maintain accurate departmental record keeping.
- Make enrichment/enrichment devices.
- May perform additional related tasks as necessary.
- Perform rodent euthanasia services according to established standards and practices.
- May train and/or instruct staff on sanitation duties appropriate to level.
- May act as a driver; operating a vehicle in order to pick up and deliver animals and materials to assigned locations, applying proper animal handling and care protocols.
- Perform additional tasks as needed.
- Observe and evaluate animals for signs of illness and stress and deviations in animal conditions.
- Feed, house and handle animals in accordance with institutional, local and Federal regulations.
- Perform animal care with veterinary oversight which may include specialized drug administration, sample collection, and pre- and post-procedural care.
- Maintain records of treatments.
- Provide husbandry and specialized services for animals in animal colonies.
- Maintain, sanitize and decontaminate animal rooms and facilities within low to moderate hazardous areas, e.g. BL2.
- Perform rodent euthanasia services according to established standards and practices and/or assist in non-rodent species euthanasia.
- Maintain required records according to institutional, local and federal regulatory standards.
- Serve as a source of information to investigators and support staff on animal handling, restraint, and pre- and post-procedural care or sanitation services.
- May train and/or instruct staff on sanitation, animal handling, restraint and care techniques appropriate to level.
- Perform periodic decontamination, maintenance and rotation of equipment in facility washing centers.
- Operate animal care processing equipment on either clean or dirty side and/or specific washing center; diagnose mechanical, technical and/or process problems.
- Maintain inventory of supplies.
- May act as a driver; operating vehicle in order to pick up and deliver animals and materials to assignment locations, applying proper animal handling and care protocols.
- Perform additional related tasks as necessary.
Required Education and Experience
Four years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or two years of related work experience and an Associate degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education; or little or no work experience and an Associate Degree in Animal/Veterinary Science.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to understand and use short notes, basic written instructions and forms.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to follow YARC standard operating procedures.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
General knowledge of computer use and ability to monitor email.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to manage multiple tasks independently. Ability to work effectively and flexibly with a diverse group of individuals within a large department.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. and push and pull 70 lbs.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements
Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a required health screening and/or TB test.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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