Job Details

Boston University
  • Position Number: 5013636
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Animal Care Technician I, Materials Management (23500606251005)

Tracking Code: 23500606251005

Job Description
The Animal Science Center is part of the Office of Research, a group dedicated to aiding the research community in navigating the lifecycle of their work, from finding funding to creating proposals to helping inventions find their way to the public.

The Materials Management Technician will be part of a team that will process all animal caging and supplies used in the care of research laboratory animals. This position will be responsible for keeping all cagewash areas operating smoothly, including routine maintenance on cagewash equipment. The team will spearhead energy saving projects and continuous improvement initiatives involving its activities. The team will maintain facility supplies in an organized manner and deliver clean supplies as needed. Will perform other duties as assigned.

This position is eligible for the generous tuition remission at Boston University.

Required Skills
  • High School diploma or GED, experience with machinery a plus.

Other requirements include:

  1. Physical ability to lift, vision, and auditory requirement: 30 lbs & Vision and Hearing within normal parameters
  2. Walking and Standing: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day
  3. Bending and Twisting Neck: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day
  4. Bending and Twisting Back: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day
  5. Squatting: < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day
  6. Kneeling: < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day
  7. Repetitive Hand Movement
  8. Simple Grasping: Both Hands: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day
  9. Power Grasping: Both Hands: < than .5 hour at a time & 1-2 hour per day
  10. Fine Manipulation: 1 Hand: < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day
  11. Pushing/Pulling: Both Hands: < than .5 hour at a time & 2-4hour per day
  12. Reaching above shoulder height: < than 1 hour at one time & < than 2 hours per day
  13. Reaching below shoulder height: 2-4 hours at one time & 4-6 hours per day
  14. Reaching/Trunk Rotation above shoulder height:

  • Complete Initial Health Questionnaire
  • Complete OSHA Respiratory Medical Evaluation Questionnaire
  • TB skin test within past year / TB skin test within past 6 months if working with NHPs
  • Proof of two Measles, Mumps, or Rubella vaccinations or positive measles titer
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDAP) vaccination if not vaccinated within past 10 years
  • Functional capacity evaluation - A functional capacity evaluation is set of tests, practices, and observations that are combined to determine the ability of the evaluated person to function in a variety of circumstances, most often employment, in an objective manner.
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

CURRENT BOSTON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES Represented by L2324 click here to apply for this position. All other applicants (both internal and external), please use the {Apply} section on this page.

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Salary Grade: Grade 23

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