Priority One Services

Priority One Services


Job Description

JOB TITLE: Facility Support Technician II             Bethesda, MD
Work Assignments are based on work requirements to meet the contract needs, which may include the following duties:

  • Work with subordinate employees to ensure that all work is performed in accordance with Animal Welfare Act and the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: ILAR publication 2011, and the task Statement of Work.
  • Work to provide animal care support services (e.g. clean cages, sterile cages, water bottles, feed, bedding, environmental enrichment, sanitation and decontamination of cagewash rooms and adjacent areas) according to approved facility Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).  Collects dry waste, MPW boxes and glassware boxes.
  • Routine maintenance and operation of the building dumpster. Monitors the use of bulk gases and maintains the gas storage yard.
  •  Receives and delivers supplies, bottled gases, and dry ice to the users of the buildings.
  • Sanitizes loading dock, bay areas, storage rooms, dock offices and outside collection areas.
  • Maintains a daily log of receipts and deliveries. Cleaning, sanitation and/or sterilization of all cages, racks, caging accessories, etc.
  • Collection of samples for microbiological monitoring of cages, racks, caging accessories, etc. Dumping and proper disposal of animal waste. Operation of tunnel washers, rack washers, autoclaves, and other sanitation equipment.
  • Routine cleaning and basic preventive maintenance on cage wash machines, flatbeds, and carts. Preparation of complete “clean” rodent cage setups with water, clean bedding, absorbents or filters. Sterilization of caging, MPW waste, feed, bedding, and water.
  • Transporting dirty cages/racks from the floors and providing clean cages/racks to the floors.
  • Documentation of cagewash water temperature and pH, sanitation procedures and autoclave cycles. Perform routine minor maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Perform minor preventative maintenance on rack/tunnel washers, autoclaves, and water bottle fillers.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  1. High School diploma or GED 
  2. Literate in written and spoken English
  3.  Some experience in warehousing, material handling, inventory and supply control is a plus.
  4. Some Knowledge about cagewash operation.
  5. Some janitorial or housekeeping experience. 
  6. Knowledge of maintaining filing systems and excellent customer service skills.
Job ID: 
Bethesda, MD

Priority One Services
Priority One Services