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Remove organic materials from used animal cages, and wash all equipment associated with animal caging through the operation of cage washing machines. Clean and sterilize cages and bottles. Sweep, mop, and scrub floors. Transport waste material, cages, bedding, and related equipment as requested. Clean and maintain assigned areas. Receive equipment and supplies. Caging is predominantly for rodents, with a few other species represented. There is no direct animal contact. However,  allergies to animals can become aggravated due to exposure to dander and feces. Work environment produces strong odors, steam, and can be wet and slippery.  May come into contact with broken glass, blood, live or dead rodents.

Required Qualifications*

Ability to receive and follow procedures/processes accurately. Must not have any lifting restrictions. Moving up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent moving objects weighing up to 15 pounds. Pushing and pulling of heavy equipment. Walking or standing 100% of the time. The use of personal protection equipment (PPE): hearing protection, mask, hair bonnet, gown, and gloves.

Work Schedule

Position pays $14/hr., M-F, 7:00am-3:30pm.  Assignment begins ASAP and is expected to last approximately 4 months.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.