The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Closed

Animal Attendant I

Hiring department Animal Resources Ctr
Monthly salary $1,907+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 700AM to 400PM
Posting number 13-08-29-01-4458
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

Additional Information


To provide animal care support sanitizing animal equipment and caging in the cage wash area of the facility. To provide care for laboratory animals, relating to animal health and environmental conditions, with specific instructions as to procedures and methods.

Essential Functions

Direct animal husbandry and care. Clean cages, pens and animal housing. Maintain and sanitize animal rooms, equipment and facilities. Observe animals for signs of disease and/or illness, maintain records and files. Operate cleaning and sanitation equipment, such as cage and bottle washers and autoclaves. Fill drinking bottles with fresh water and cages with bedding. Perform routine checks on auto watering systems. Process and set up incoming animals. Other duties as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Experience following basic work instructions. High School diploma or GED. Successful completion of work steps physical abilities test.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in care and handling of laboratory animals. Experience in careful food preparation for animals. Experience with equipment used in working with laboratory animals. Experience in sanitation of housing and facilities to prevent infections and disease. Demonstrate punctuality, good attendance record, careful follow through as instructed and flexibility.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Use of protective clothing is furnished and required. Contact with a variety of animals that may bite or scratch. Possible exposure to bio-hazards. Occasional evening, weekend and holiday work.

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