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The Equipment Preparer I processes soiled animal housing equipment and prepares clean equipment for use; performs general custodial care for areas within the facility; and may assist with inventory assessment checks for equipment supplies.
Prepareitems for the equipment washers, including removal of soiled bedding, sorting of items into similar batches, soaking designated items and scrubbing items that are especially soiled
Preformhousekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping and garbage removal
Learn all PPE policies and procedures throughout the small animal vivarium
Mix and usecleaning solutions appropriately. Operate equipment washers, automatic water bottle filling systems and autoclaves. Learn to perform environmental control tests to insure proper function. Learn to maintain records of test results as indicated by supervisory personnel.
Ensurethat clean equipment has been processed correctly and shows no sign of residual waste material or other types of contamination. Become proficient at notifying the Lead of any damaged equipment.
Participate in material management inventory control, notifying supervisory staff of items that need to be ordered
May participate in the transportation of items between the facilities
Attend and participate in assigned training classes
Perform other duties as assigned
High school diploma or equivalent
Have sufficient verbal and written communication skills to be able to follow written and verbal instructions and assimilate training
Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis and sustained physical activities such as bending, balancing, stooping, reaching, and remain standing for long periods of time
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment including scrubs, gloves, shoe covers, gowns, ear plugs / muffs, face mask, and eye protection
Maintenance of a valid Washington State Drivers License and good driving record
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.