Facility Manager

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
September 14, 2023
Lubbock, TX
Job Type


Position Description

Manages a unit within a department. Plans, organizes and develops goals and procedures for the unit. Represents the unit to administrators, outside agencies and others on relevant matters. Supervises subordinate staff.

Major/Essential Functions

Manage the day-to-day operations of the LARC vivarium facility. Ensure husbandry and veterinary care is provided 365 days a year. Maintain the LARC facility and equipment in a state or readiness and cleanliness.

Maintain animal rooms, procedure rooms, work rooms, and equipment to ensure efficient operations. Ensures all vivarium equipment is operating efficiently and maintenance work is performed on schedule. Report all equipment issues to the LARC Associate Director or Program Manager.

Supervises the animal care staff and assigns daily, weekend, and holiday work schedules. Approve time sheets and leave requests. Train staff on animal care, husbandry skills, and equipment use and maintenance. Conducts performance evaluations and counseling of personnel as necessary. Ensures staff completes any and all training. Assists animal care staff in daily duties as needed.

Maintain proper inventory of feed, bedding,and supplies needed for daily operation of the LARC and maintenance of equipment.

Provide services and support to investigators and their research staff as needed. Communicate with researchers. Coordinate research projects with investigators. Ensure animal protocols are being followed. Train research staff as needed.

Assist in writing and updating SOP's as they relate to animal husbandry tasks and equipment maintenance tasks.

Occasional Duties

Assist vet techs with sentinel testing as needed. Assist QA Manager with QA testing as needed.

Advises the LARC director and/or Associate Director of any and all issues that may affect animal health, research activities, personnel health, and equipment.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus three years supervisory experience; OR a combination of education and/or supervisory experience to equal seven years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or related field. AALAS certification as an LAT or LATG and 3-5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience in office environments and/or animal care settings.
  • Prior experience with rodent vivarium operations and technical skills.
  • AALAS certification as an LAT or higher.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website .

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website .

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