Operations Trainee

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Full-Time Trainee Warehouse/Operations positions available! No prior experience necessary and training is provided. Starting wage is $18/hour!




The Operations Trainee program offers a great career with no experience necessary. We will provide the training you need for a successful career working at The Jackson Laboratory. Working under direct supervision, this position is responsible for participating in the acquisition, sanitation, distribution, and minor maintenance of all equipment and supplies required for operation of animal facilities. In smaller work groups, the incumbent may be responsible for one or more areas of responsibility as outlined below.


Our Animal Care operations in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth, Maine are currently undergoing a massive expansion! NOW is an excellent time to join us!

Receive excellent pay - $18 per hour starting pay

Receive regularly scheduled pay increases with the ability to increase your pay 25% in 2 years!

Take advantage of extensive opportunities for career growth and advancement with the Lab.

Take advantage of robust educational opportunities including genetics, lab animal science, and leadership courses onsite as well extensive hands on

Receive tuition reimbursement support for college degrees.


Please speak with your JAX recruiter for more details.



Operates tunnel washers, bottle washing machines, decapping machines and rack washers

Sanitizing soiled supplies and equipment into the CSA

Organizes floor area receiving soiled materials and equipment

Performs maintenance on pallets

Complies with all safety procedures and policies

Quality control all materials and equipment to ensure optimal standards



High School Diploma or GED

Ability to perform physical tasks on a regular basis, including manipulating heavy objects, climbing step ladders, pushing, pulling, and regularly lifting of up to 50 lbs.

Ability to maintain accurate records

Ability to learn sanitation methods to meet criteria needed to maintain the health status and ensure the well-being of mice

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive, team player behavior


About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!


EEO Statement:

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 610740

Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

Updated On: Sep 23, 2021