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Operations Assistant

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Escondido, United States Posted: July 06, 2024


The Operations Assistant has dual responsibilities. This position is responsible for washing, sterilizing, and disinfecting laboratory glassware, instruments, and equipment involving the use of an industrial dishwasher, autoclave, and drying oven. This role also provides administrative support to the Associate Director of Operations, Conservation Science Wildlife Health as well as the CSWH Operations team. This position reports to a supervisor level or higher in the Conservation Science Wildlife Health department.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Perform administrative duties in support of the Conservation Science Wildlife Health Operations Team.
  • Prepare labware to be cleaned, dried, and autoclaved per department sanitization guidelines. As well as clean and disinfect laboratory equipment to ensure research integrity.
  • Responsible for ordering general laboratory supplies supporting multiple Conservation Science teams and maintaining shared laboratory supply room inventory.
  • Support Conservation Science activities by retrieving and delivering labware to/from designated laboratories while providing clear and effective communication with staff at all levels to ensure a high level of quality control.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in a professional administrative capacity, knowledge of laboratory settings, general administration, principles and practices of planning, able to manage their own workload, be capable of independent as well as group work, have excellent prioritization and organizational skills, be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Candidate should have experience processing orders, initiating purchase and service agreements.
  • Prior administrative/front desk experience is preferred. Working knowledge of industrial dishwashers, autoclaves, and drying ovens is a plus. 
  • As well as knowledge of scientific and biological terminology.
  • Extensive computer skills with applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat are essential.
JOB EXPERIENCE
  • At least one year of relevant experience, required.
  • Prior administrative/front desk experience preferred.
  • Experience with laboratory procedures and equipment preferred
  • Knowledge of laboratory settings, preferred
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • High School Diploma Required
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
  • Working knowledge of industrial dishwashers, autoclaves, and drying ovens, preferred.
  • Ability to operate moderately complex computer software programs, required
  • Must be able to manage own workload
  • Must have excellent prioritization and organizational skills.
  • Must be capable of independent as well as group work.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work with others effectively in a diverse environment.
SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER
  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
Salary
  • Hourly Range: $17.60 to $19.47

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