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Cultivation Technician Lead

Garden State Dispensary | Posted 18-11-2021

Lakewood (Environment and Agriculture)


JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Cultivation Manager, the Cultivation Lead will work in conjunction with the Cultivation Manager and Assistant Manager as well as the other Cultivation Leads to coordinate, implement, and troubleshoot any issues that arise during day-to-day operations of the Cultivation Department at AYR Wellness. The Cultivation Lead will coordinate with the Cultivation Manager to ensure effective implementation of cultivation policies, performance of the team is consistent with the most recent iteration of all cultivation procedures, set and review task lists and crop scheduling with the Cultivation Manager, notify the Cultivation Manager/Assistant Manager of any issues with the crop as they arise and provide Cultivation Technicians with guidance and task clarification on an as-needed basis while working alongside them.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in all aspects of cultivation operations including trellising, pruning, spacing and overall canopy management.
  • Coordinates daily, weekly, and monthly production schedules and task lists with the Cultivation Manager and Assistant Managers.
  • Completes proper transplanting techniques including substrate mixing, container filling and transplanting.
  • Assists in the monitoring and maintenance of irrigation systems and environmental controls.
  • Performs plant destruction and plant waste destruction in compliance with AYR Wellness, local and state policies.
  • Accountable for accurate tracking and logging of all plants by utilizing the inventory tracking systems in compliance with AYR Wellness, local and state policies.
  • Maintains a high level of cleanliness of all Cultivation Equipment, Rooms and areas as well as sanitation practices concerning handling of plants according to Company procedure.
  • Assists in fostering a positive work environment, treats everyone with dignity and respect, while perpetuating a curiosity for “everything cannabis”.
  • Assists in the supervision and training of new employees.
  • Performs plant propagation and orchestrating room sets.
  • Works with Leaf Logix inventory tracking system and ensures that all plants are properly tagged and in the appropriate location.
  • Performs preventative spraying on a schedule as determined by the Cultivation Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ Years in the Cultivation department.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong desire to produce a high-quality product.
  • Able to demonstrate sound judgment and problem-solving.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older as required by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission
  • Able to pass all background checks as mandated by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Prior experience working in agriculture/horticulture, packing houses, general production/retail greenhouses. Cannabis experience strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices (GAP/GHP).
  • Experience working in a regulated environment with a regulated and tracked substance.
  • Experience working in a trade or in a manufacturing facility.
  • Knowledge of plant diseases, insects, and fungi, as well as plant treatment options.
  • Experience working with climate control and automated fertigation systems (Arugus, Priva, Damatex, Ridder, Growlink, etc.)
  • 1+ years working in a supervisory role, preferably in a cannabis cultivation facility.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The person in this position may be exposed to dust, kief, cleaning chemicals and fumes. Although systems are in place to remove these byproducts, there is still exposure to some degree.
  • Frequently works in rooms with bright light where eye protection is required.
  • Frequently works in rooms with moderate heat and humidity.
  • The person in this position is constantly exposed to moderate background noise due to environmental systems, equipment, and fans.
  • Must be able to work on weekends, holidays, or alternate shifts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Sitting, standing, and walking motion/movement will be required throughout the shift.
  • Constant movement of hands/fingers and limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina.
  • Constantly positions self throughout task at hand.
  • Frequently ascends/descends a ladder to inspect/maintain plants.
  • Occasionally operates power hand tools and other cultivation machinery.
  • Must be able to inspect and detect quality deviations and defects.
  • Occasional lifting, positioning or moving items up to 100 pounds.

Employee Benefits Offered at AYR Wellness

  • ETO- Earn Time off
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits - up to 80% employer-paid
  • Retirement Contributions – For all hours worked
  • Employee Discount – 50% on Ayr Wellness Brands
  • Employee Referral Plan
  • UFCW Union Benefits