Loading Dock Technician (Facility Support Specialist III)

Life Sciences
- Bethesda, Maryland
Posted 4 weeks ago

JOB TITLE: Loading Dock Technician (Facility Support Specialist III)
SUMMARY: The Loading Dock Technician provides a variety of services including shipping, receiving, delivering animals, equipment and supplies to include feed and bedding. Maintaining a clean and orderly work area. Handles gas cylinders, chemicals and hazardous waste boxes & materials. Coordinates cleaning schedules, provides housekeeping services, and updates supply inventories. Establishes inventory controls on all supplies and maintains an accurate and complete inventory on all facility supplies on a weekly basis; provides routine ordering of facility supplies; assures all preventive maintenance on loading and facility entry equipment is completed as scheduled.
REQUIREMENTS:
Employee must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. One year of experience in warehousing, material handling, inventory and supply control. 2yrs experience working in laboratory animal support or equivalent profession. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Good verbal and communication skills. Follow written and oral direction. Record keeping and filing skills. Knowledge of proper methods for handling and securing and storage of gas cylinders, chemicals & hazardous waste. Knowledge of emergency procedures in the event of an accident or other exposure. Knowledge of detergent & disinfectant usage, cage wash machinery, and janitorial or housekeeping duties. A working knowledge in inventory control, supply and receiving, sanitation procedures and material handling required.
DUTIES:
Communicate in English (both oral and written form) and demonstrate use of good leadership, team building and process management skills. Receive incoming animals, verify ordering information and inspect shipping containers for damage; ensure delivery of newly arrived animals to housing areas. Routine maintenance and operation of loading dock and receiving equipment in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and NINDS/AHCS SOPs. Proper transportation and storage of gas cylinders. Ensure all personnel in your area are wearing proper PPE. Establish inventory controls on all supplies and maintain an accurate and complete inventory on all facility supplies weekly. Provide routine ordering of facility supplies to ensure minimum supply inventory levels are maintained at all times. Prepare and submit required written and electronic records, charts, logs, and inventories as requested. Receive new equipment and ensure that it is assembled and properly sanitized for use. Maintain the loading dock and facility support areas in a clean, neat and well-organized manner, including dusting, sweeping, and mopping daily and decontaminating facility areas as directed. Dispose of waste from the facility following appropriate SOPs. Maintain damaged items inventory; perform routine repairs or surplus of items as appropriate. Assist in maintaining a clean and well-organized facility. Support and comply with all approved SOPs, Quality Assurance Standards and Training Programs. Be familiar with Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals used in the work area. Interface with equipment and service providers for the animal facility. Assure that procedures and practices involving the animal care program are appropriate for the continued maintenance of AAALAC accreditation of the NIH. Ensure all NIH and OSHA safety requirements are adhered to. Assist Project Management in anticipating/planning for changing inventory and ordering demands. Identify and report potential problem areas related to animal use, care, or health, or problems with facilities or equipment which might be hazard to animals or personnel. Perform routine cage wash functions as needed. Maintain a current knowledge of existing and proposed laws, regulations, and guidelines affecting the care and use of animals. Assist Project Management in meeting contractual obligations, and confer with Task Project Officer as needed. Assist in any contract-related activity, as assigned by the Cage Wash Department Manager or Project Management
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE: 
High School diploma or GED equivalent required One year of experience in warehousing, material handling, inventory and supply control. Two years of experience in a laboratory animal facility. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Good verbal and communication skills. Follow written and oral direction. Record keeping and filing skills. Knowledge of proper methods for handling and securing and storage of gas cylinders, chemicals & hazardous waste. Knowledge of emergency procedures in the event of an accident or other exposure. Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office applications.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to lift 50 pounds, lift, bend, walk, stoop, kneel and stand for prolong periods of time.

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Job CategoryFacility Support Specialist
JOB-IDFSS3-35

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