Job Information

University of Utah Animal Care Tech I (Washroom) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/06/2023

Requisition Number PRN33404B

Job Title Animal Care Tech I

Working Title Animal Care Tech I (Washroom)

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00717 - Office of Comparative Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Wage starts at $17.00 with an additional increase to $18.00 after 6 months of employment

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Office of Comparative Medicine ( OCM ) at the University of Utah is hiring a Washroom Animal Care Tech I. OCM offers rewarding jobs that are available for people of all skill levels with the opportunity grow and build a satisfying career. Clear career paths are available for support staff as well as those who want to go into management. We are recruiting people with prior experience and training as well as those who are just getting started. We support and reward employees who wish to earn additional certifications.

We offer 40-, 30- and 20-hour work weeks, with flexibility for individuals with school and family commitments. We are proud to provide a friendly work environment with paid on-the job training, competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits available include Medical/Dental coverage, tuition reduction, 14.2% retirement contribution and more.

The Animal Care Tech I provides care for laboratory animals and their environment through animal husbandry and keeps records according to State, Federal and University regulations. This is an entry-level position.


The incumbent will follow well-established laboratory procedures to complete work. Sensitive or unusual situations will be referred to the supervisor. Work is frequently reviewed for accuracy and to ensure adherence to research standards and protocols.


  • Cleaning and disinfecting animal cages and equipment
  • Operating washroom equipment, including rack, tunnel and cabinet washers; autoclaves, disposals units, bedding dispensers and portable washers
  • Maintaining basic record keeping in logbooks
  • Working with cleaning and disinfecting chemicals
  • Sanitizing washroom and storage areas

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

  • Nearly Continuously : Standard vivarium environment; with typical vivarium environmental hazards and concerns. Standard laboratory environment; Safety shoes are required to be worn by all employees working in animal facilities
  • Seldom : Occasionally handles/works with biohazards or risks for potential job-related injury, rarely coming in contact with hazardous materials.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

  • Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking, walking.
  • Often: Bending, reaching overhead, twisting.
  • Seldom: Lifting – up to 50 pounds, kneeling, squatting.

Minimum Qualifications

GED or HS Diploma


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Wage starts at $17.00 hourly with an additional increase to $18.00 hourly after 6 Months of employment

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.