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SoBran is seeking a Facility Support Specialist to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11- Building 14 A/H).
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Facility Support Technician I for SoBran's animal care contracts. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities. We expect this candidate to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract.
Primary duties may include the following:
Understands and follows all SOP's and Quality Assurance Standards
Clean and sanitize all animal caging and accessory equipment and maintain the cage washing area in a clean, neat and well organized manner
Dispose of waste from the facility
Help with cage changing and room sanitation
Identify cracked, broken, malfunctioning caging and reporting it to supervisor
Perform routine preventive maintenance on the cage washers
Assist in maintaining a clean and well organized facility
Familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets for chemicals used in the facility
Submit written records, charts, logs
Receive and store supplies, feed and bedding
Record temperature & pH in the am and pm
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned
Duty schedules are set at the discretion of the unit supervisor and/or SoBran Management to meet the requirements of the contract. Shifts typically occur between 6:00 am and 8:30 pm weekdays, and 6 am to 5:30 pm weekends and holidays. In addition, employees may be required to work beyond their scheduled shift or on non-scheduled days when unanticipated or emergency situations arise.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Employees' appointed to the position of Facility Support Specialist must meet the following standards prior to appointment:
Required Education: A High School Diploma or equivalent
Certification:Employees must achieve AALAS certification at the ALAT level within 18 month of appointment to the position.
Required Experience:Prior experience is not required
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.