Cultivation Technician Job Description

Job Status: Non-Exempt

Direct Supervisor: Assistant Cultivation Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cultivation Technician performs manual labor to assist in the upkeep, stocking, and fulfillment of growing medicinal cannabis, including, but not limited to; watering, feeding, flushing, pruning, washing, cloning, and transplanting under the supervision of the Assistant Cultivation Manager. Attention to detail is extremely important. The ideal candidate will excel as a team member within a tightly controlled, state regulated system and timelines.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Effectively communicate activities, and findings to area leadership

  • Help create a proactive and positive environment; a positive attitude and self-motivation to help produce high quality manicured product, while meeting and/or exceeding personal and/or company goals

  • Ability to be flexible and work in various sectors of the department as needed an/or requested by their direct supervisor; this may include but is not limited to, helping grow staff with small tasks, cleaning and/or moving supplies and equipment and/or helping the packaging department or working at other locations as needed.

  • Be a positive role model and demonstrate ethical behavior; build positive team relationships throughout your department and the rest of the organization

Quality & Financial

  • Tend to the plants including watering, re-potting, training, and movement of plant material and green waste

  • Reports to management any event or condition that might affect plant growth and development

  • Perform tasks related to sanitation, decontamination, propagation, transplantation, harvest, trimming, etc. in a highly productive and efficient manner to maximize yield

  • Performs regular quality assessments in all growth areas for signs of disease and/or infestation, and records data in master record

  • Assists in harvesting plant material on schedule including drying and de-stemming.

  • Wash and sanitize all equipment. Scout all equipment, ensuring all tools are free of pests, viruses or disease

People & Development

  • Continue education of marijuana strains, products, and the industry during downtime

  • Stay up to date and comply with all state and local cannabis laws and regulations

Compliance

  • Adhere to all safety policies and wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times

  • Comply with industry compliance standards set forth by the state of Massachusetts

  • Labels plants and ensures that an accurate inventory is maintained

  • Monitor plant pests and other perils, with a keen eye for spotting issues before they become a problem

  • Verify the proper documentation has been completed with accurate information for activities performed

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to multitask and pivot quickly

  • Demonstrate ownership, accountability, initiative and quality of work.

  • Skill in analyzing potential problems with a plant or the product being processed

  • Must work well with others

  • Adapt quickly to changes in policy, procedure, methods and techniques

REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma. Bachelor's Degree or horticultural, technical certification preferred

  • Understanding of basic cultivation, horticulture, or agriculture

  • 1+ years of live goods growing experience (preferred)

  • Experience with large scale, indoor grow operation

  • Knowledge of growing techniques, including; Germination, Cloning, and Transplantation

  • Basic computer skills, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Able to lift up to 65 pounds and be able to maneuver between growing tables that are 24 inches apart and repeatedly carry 15-20 pounds the length of warehouse/greenhouse

  • Able to stand for extended periods of time, and kneel, stoop, bend, twist, in tight areas

  • Able to work in hot, humid environments for extended periods of time with exposure to dust, allergens, and water

  • Repetitive use of hands for all functions

  • Willingness to work rotating shifts with varied hours/day, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


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