SoBran, Inc. Facility Support Specialist II in Dickerson, Maryland

Join The Winning TeamTeam SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBranand#39;s success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employeesand#39; individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran. SoBran is seeking a Facility Support Specialist II to serve at the NIH, Division of Veterinary Resources in Poolesville, MD (LARC 8). OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Facility Support Specialist II for SoBranand#39;s animal care contracts. Primary duties may include the following:Understands and follows all SOPand#39;s and Quality Assurance StandardsAssist floor leader and/or fellow caretakers in daily husbandry tasks as needed (i.e. health checks, feeding, daily sanitation, cage changing, and enrichment)identify and fix facility related issuesAssist welder in tack and seam welding components and assemblies using electric, gas, arc or other welding equipmentAssist with welding components in flat, vertical or overhead positionsInstall or repair equipment such as racks/cages, carts, shelving and other equipment as assigned by managementAssess, repair and patch water linesInspect caging to ensure the safety and security of the animals and staffRemove rough spots from equipment using a portable grinder, hand file or scraperMake minor repairs to carts and other assorted equipment (i.e. castor replacement)Use creativity to identify opportunities for facility improvementDevelop and fabricate structures as neededMaintain a schedule to ensure regular preventative maintenance and routine greasing of equipmentMaintain clear records to track caging and facility repairsMust be able to lift heavy objects, bend, stoop, climb, stand and work in hot and humid environments for prolonged periodsSafely handle and dispose of hazardous (biohazard, radiological or chemical) and non-hazardous materialsPerform any other duties as assigned Schedule Requirements: Duty schedules are set at the discretion of the unit supervisor and/or SoBran Management to meet the requirements of the contract. Shifts typically occur between 6:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Employees may be required to work beyond their scheduled shift or on non-scheduled days when unanticipated or emergency situations arise. Employees must exhibit a desire to learn and a willingness to work to expand their job knowledge.SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.