Industrial Cleaner/Machine Operator

Location: Blackthorn, Oxfordshire Salary: £16,832 Ref: ALS 2255

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an Industrial Cleaner and Machine Operator to join a team working in an animal facility. The successful candidate will provide support to staff by providing cage processing, autoclaving of equipment and supplies, and waste management.

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications including Maths, English and Science
  • Experience in a similar working environment such as warehouse, factory or hospital/laboratory support
  • Empathy for animals, whilst holding an ethical view of using laboratory animals to support medical research
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • A full UK drivers licence would be advantageous, but not essential

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of used cages and equipment through the cleaning process to supply clean and sterilised equipment to animal holding areas in accordance with SOP’s
  • Operating cage washing equipment
  • Loading, operating and unloading autoclave
  • To maintain cage wash area in excellent condition, carrying out routine cleaning of both equipment and area
  • Making up and wood chipping boxes ready for dispatch
  • Carry out the changing of wall filters
  • Comply with health and safety, COSHH and other industry regulations

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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