Under the general supervision of Associate Director, HT/OPS, and Lead Technician, our Operations Technician I will be responsible for coordination of multiple systems related to Biocontainment and Bioexclusion within Clean and Soiled Operations and associated materials and logistics areas. This includes operating throughout both Comparative Medicine facilities: Davis Research Building and the Advanced Health Services Pavilion (AHSP).
Assignments include operation of and preventive maintenance performance on several Programmable Logic Controlled (PLC) systems designed to sanitize or sterilize equipment for research support: Rack Washers and Tunnel Washers, Steam Autoclave, Bedding Dispenser (Tunnel Washer articulated and stand-alone systems) Bedding Dump Station, Bio-Bubble, and Bottle Filling Stations, in compliance with specialized operating procedures, SOP's, AAALAC, NIH and USDA standards. Will be expected to operate all machinery safely and efficiently and in a manner that meets and then exceeds performance standards. Must practice effective written and verbal communication with peers and management to facilitate the smooth operation of the sanitation and sterilization functions. Must be attentive to ergonomic risks in the workplace. Adherence to Performance, Commitment, and Businesslike and Professional Behavior (PCB) standards are required and generally defined below.
* Performance: Success on technical assignments and projects. * Commitment: On-time, daily attendance, commitment to Operations/Husbandry Team, commitment to the goals of Cedars-Sinai and Comparative Medicine. * Businesslike and Professional Behavior: Accountability for personal actions/interactions in all areas and at all times.
This role reflects the entry level position into the field of Laboratory Animal Science and the selected candidate will be expected to master all technical areas with the goal of advancement to higher level biological and research support areas. Every opportunity will be provided to the incumbent to learn and grow in the field with the full expectation to exceed standards and continue invest in the protection of the animals in our charge, the support of the research process, and the support of the Husbandry and Operations Programs.
High school Diploma/GED is required
Must have a valid/Active California driver license
Technical warehouse experience.
Logistics - (a.) Receive boxed and palleted deliveries.
Unpack and sort items - (b.) Pallet jacks (Standard and Electronic).
Use of pallet truck stopper - (c.) Dolly for transporting chemical barrels.
Pneumatic dock levelers
Working Title: Operations Technician I - Comparative Medicine
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