Lab Animal Attendant I (LARC/Alberta)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
September 22, 2023
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Extended Job Title Lab Animal Attendant I (LARC/Alberta)

Org Level 1 Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description Employees in this classification are responsible for day-to-day maintenance of animals assigned and basic maintenance of animal room associated with the facility. Employees in this classification have no delegated supervisory responsibilities but may aid the supervisor in training new employees. Work consists of both direct and indirect contact with animals. Conditions may become stressful because of animal odors. Possible exposure to zoonotic diseases, animals exposed to toxic materials, radioactive materials, bites, lacerations, etc. Conditions may become hazardous if animals become ill or are being treated with known toxic substances (i.e., carcinogens, microbial substances, etc.). Weekend and holiday assignments on a rotational basis are expected.

Requisition ID 34821BR

Travel Required Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions

  • Responsible for cleaning and sanitizing animal rooms and support areas, including corridors, procedure rooms and laundry areas.
  • Responsible for animal husbandry, changing animals from dirty cages to clean cages. Ensure all animals have fresh food and water daily.
  • Misc. duties as requested by the supervisor, manager, or director.
  • Assess each animals health on a daily basis to report to supervisor. Perform weekend health check in rotation with other staff members, including BSL2 and BSL3.
  • Prepare cages with clean bedding. Fill water bottles. Autoclave cages and water bottles.
  • Responsible for dirty side husbandry. Dumping dirty cages, putting it on the rack to send to the cage washer. Dump dirty water bottles and prepare to send through the cage washer. Dump cages from BSL2 after autoclaving. Bio-hazardous waste is dumped in appropriate bins. Dumpster is emptied at the end of the day.
  • Assists in preparing for inspections of facility by regulatory agencies.
  • Grant Funded? No

    Minimum Hire Rate Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications

    Pay Basis Hourly

    Work Location El Paso

    Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma.
  • AALAS certifications (i.e. ALAT, LAT, LATG).
  • Previous experience in a research facility.
  • Ability to understand and communicate effectively both orally, and in writing.
  • Campus HSC - El Paso

    Department LARC Elp

    Required Attachments Cover Letter, Resume / CV, Transcript

    Job Type Full Time

    Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

    Job Group Service Workers

    Shift Other

    EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

    Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or Equivalent.
  • No previous work experience.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

    Army Military Occupational Specialty Code 68T

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