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Cage Wash Technician I

Req ID #: 221673

Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA

About this job

Clean and disinfect animal housing, feed and water containers using the automated cage washer.

Clean and disinfect animal housing, feed and water containers using the automated cage washer.


  • Assist with Animal Care technical duties such as changing liners and sanitizing animal room walls and floors.
  • Based on laboratory schedule, prioritize the sanitization of animal cages, racks, feeders, bottles and sippers, according to S.O.P.’s, using the automated cage wash machines.
  • Clean and maintain a clean cage wash area. 
  • Ensure preparation of feed jars for washing, including discarding of old feed.
  • Ensure that storage areas are maintained in an organized fashion.
  • Lubricate rack wheels after being washed.
  • Perform daily routine maintenance checks on the automated cage wash machines.
  • Receive, store, and distribute animal husbandry supplies.  Report low inventory to supervisor.
  • Record all required tasks on relevant logbook records accurately and completely.
  • Report the need for equipment repair (cages, racks, cage wash machines, etc.) to the appropriate personnel.
  • Sanitize floors, walls, and other surfaces in the automatic cage wash area.
  • Secure cage wash area and compressor room at the end of the day.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

The pay range for this position is $19.00 an hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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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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