Animal Cage Wash Technician

Tucson, AZ
Jan 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



University Animal Care

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

University Animal Care at the University of Arizona is in search of an Animal Cage Wash Technician. This is an entry level position in the the department. This position is responsible for processing clean and dirty caging and operating Cage Wash related equipment. Incumbents are generally assigned to a specific Cage Wash location. Duties include assembling clean caging, processing dirty caging, cleaning and stocking, preparing caging for autoclaving, and doing facility laundry. The work schedule includes participating in the holiday Cage Wash rotation and may include compensated overtime.

University Animal Care is responsible for providing the highest quality humane care to a variety of species of animals used in Biomedical research at the University of Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Incumbents should have good communication and time management skills. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. several times throughout the day and work in an environment that requires continuous bending, stooping, twisting and turning. Must be able to maneuver cages, carts and racks within the facility, which are on wheels and can weigh over 150 lbs.

  • Assembles clean caging, processes dirty caging, cleans and stocks.
  • Washes and folds facility laundry
  • Prepares caging for autoclaving.
  • Assigned to a specific facility.
  • Operate animal care related equipment, such as rack and tunnel washers, bulk autoclaves, bedding dispensers and flush stations
  • Complete all necessary documentation
  • Performs work with minimal supervision in clean and dirty side of cage wash at assigned facility
  • Reports operational problems or equipment malfunctions in accordance with SOP and departmental procedures.
  • Organize and restock supplies in cage wash and storage areas
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Veterinary and Animal Care

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Animal Care

Job Function:

Veterinary & Animal Care

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

David White
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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