Cagewash Supervisor
Job Opportunity at SoBran, Inc.

Posted on May 31


Location: Boston, MA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4157680

Join The Winning Team….Team 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. SoBran'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 employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.

SoBran, Inc. is seeking a Cage Wash Supervisor in Boston, Massachusetts. 

OVERVIEW: This position is for a Cage Wash Supervisor for the Animal Care Project. It includes activities for the proper care of onsite animals and efficient operation of cage wash. This person will be familiar with the day-to-day activities, employees, and concerns within the facilities; while effectively managing relationships with customers and clients. 

Essential Duties of the Cage Wash Supervisor:

  • Supervises and directs daily activities of cage wash staff to ensure that all required cage wash duties are carried out
  • Understands and follows appropriate SOPs, safety procedures, and quality assurance standards
  • Assists in monitoring compliance of daily cage wash requirements and performs quality assurance inspections of assigned areas
  • Receives, examines, identifies, and transfers incoming shipments of supplies and equipment
  • Cleans and sanitizes animal caging and accessory equipment
  • Troubleshoots equipment and maintains and performs routine repairs on caging and racks
  • Performs routine cleaning, descaling, and preventative maintenance on the cage washers and autoclaves, including checking and cleaning filters and spray manifolds
  • Processes clean caging and accessory equipment appropriately, including putting bedding into cages and autoclaving cages and supplies
  • Assists in sanitation and decontamination in all areas of the facility
  • Prepares, submits, and maintains required cage wash records, charts, logs, and inventories as requested
  • Assists in development and revision of cage wash SOPs
  • Maintains clean and organized work and personal areas
  • Reports any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff
  • Performs other duties under supervision as assigned

Work Schedule: Weekend work is required as scheduled; in addition to extra hours during emergency situations.

Education Required:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • ALAT certification required, LAT preferred

Experience Required:

  • 4 years of experience in a laboratory animal facility
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of disinfectant use and operating knowledge of autoclaves, cage washers, conveyer belts, bedding dispensers, bottle fillers and high pressure & steam cleaning devices is preferred
  • Must possess the physical strength, dexterity and endurance to lift, pull, push and handle cages, racks, large pieces of miscellaneous equipment, feed & bedding bags and other materials and equipment normally found in a research facility
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs; bend, stoop, climb and stand for a prolonged period


SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.