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Central Services Technician I

Req ID #: 215842

San Diego, California, USA

About this job

We are looking for a Central Services Technician I (Rodent Facility) to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in San Diego, CA.

We are looking for a Central Services Technician I (Rodent Facility) to join our Insourcing Solutions team located in San Diego, CA.

How will you have an impact?

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the CST role you can do that by ensuring the health and well-being of all the animals, as well at the integrity of the research.

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees; internal career development, and competitive benefits. 

What you will do!

In this role you will provide cleaning and maintenance of laboratory animal caging, equipment and cage preparation areas as well as cleaning of animal support areas under supervision. Provide quality assurance to the cagewash area.  

· Remove soiled bedding from caging and prepares caging for cagewash under supervision.

· Sanitize caging and related equipment using cage washers, pressure washer or hand washing as required.

· Monitor and record results of cagewash water temperature and cleaning results using provided supplies such as temperature dots/strips, cultures.

· Ensures that all logbooks, checklists and other records are completed in a timely fashion.

· Flush all animal racks.

· Beds and prepares clean cages for use.

· Ensures the correct times are selected and are used for each cagewash load.

· Ensures proper amounts of chemicals are present. Report any chemical needs to the supervisor.

· Reports mechanical failures promptly and properly to the supervisor.

· Perform all work assignments in accordance with guidelines established by federal, state and local regulatory agencies.

· Perform animal husbandry duties including but not limited to preparation and actual changing of cages and related cage accessories, feeding, and manual watering or monitoring/testing automatic watering devices. 

· Functions as a team member and maintains professional conduct at all times.

· Assists housekeeping duties such as trash collection and cleaning animal facility laboratories, offices and ancillary areas.

· Maintains equipment used in performance of work and/or reports the problem to supervisor.

· Operate Super Tube washer in accordance with SOP

· Performs microbiological sampling in accordance with SOP

· Performs other job related duties as assigned.

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About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage Contact Research Organization (CRO). Here, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients' unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

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