The Cultivation Manager for our Adrian, Michigan facility will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing cultivation and packaging activities. The facility currently has 60,000 sq. ft. of canopy in high-tech greenhouses and will be growing to 150,000 sq ft. This hands-on position will be responsible for daily operations in cultivation including processes and procedures within the propagation, vegetation, and flowering phases to produce a consistently high-quality final product. The Cultivation Manager will lead and manage employees, ensuring that production needs are met, that the Company is in full compliance with all state and local regulations, and that any procedural problems are addressed and resolved. He/she will establish and analyze reports on current practices, adjusting workflow, procedures, and/or product usage to increase yields, efficiency, and performance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement and adhere to cultivation schedules by consulting vegetative plant inventories daily to ensure that sufficient numbers of healthy plants are being prepared for the flower process.
Enforce adherence to fertilization, irrigation, and feed schedules developed by operations leadership.
Ensure the needs of the plants are being met regarding illumination, irrigation, nutrients, pruning and plant maintenance, and pest and disease control.
Oversee proper techniques related to cultivation, including but not limited to; transplanting, pruning, defoliating, watering and feeding, and harvesting.
Manage plant germination and propagation through cloning efforts.
Schedule harvest of plants based on cultivation schedule and plant maturation.
Ensure that product is compliant with all relevant regulations and meets all standards established by the state of Michigan.
Ensure proper labeling, tagging, and traceability of plants, including plant counts, both physically and in METRC, and correcting plant inventory discrepancies immediately.
Develop and update SOPs for cultivation and post-harvest processes, enforcing strict adherence throughout the facility.
Develop informational tools to monitor production and all factors that influence production on a batch-by-batch basis, as well as a room-by-room basis.
Develop and implement nutritional regimens and IPM systems.
Perform regular quality assurance checks of plants and post-harvest plant materials.
Update SOPs for identifying and addressing plant-specific issues, environmental issues and climate control, and coordinating the harvesting of plants.
Assist with calculating production yields and determining areas of improvement for each harvest.
Facilitate and oversee inspections, whether initiated internally or through a governing entity, using inventory and compliance audits.
Conduct investigations when necessary if inventory does not match production and transfer records, or if standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cultivation and post-harvest processes are not followed.
Monitor stock of cultivation supplies and equipment, and work with the Inventory, and Purchasing Manager to order replacement supplies and equipment when necessary.
Prepare and present reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Create reports summarizing harvest yields and the conditions that affect yield in a positive or negative way.
Ensure accuracy of inventory through analysis of inventory reports.
Assist with preparation of operating budgets as required.
Oversee tracking compliance in METRC for plants and harvested materials.
Ensure the facility is maintained in a clean and orderly manner at all times.
Monitor all environmental systems in the greenhouse grow facility.
Maintain functionality of equipment and facility, making minor repairs as needed and spearheading larger repairs and equipment replacement.
Supervise and coordinate Cultivation Supervisors and Technicians, ensuring proper scheduling of staff with adequate coverage to address cultivation needs.
Manage the performance of Cultivation Supervisors and Technicians, conducting regular employee performance evaluations on an annual basis.
Coordinate harvest times ensuring good communications with Harvest and Post-Harvest teams.
Track and report the efficiency of cultivation, post-harvest, and packaging staff, developing and implementing methods to improve efficiency when possible.
Perform employee trainings for Cultivation Technicians at the time of on-boarding and anytime that a procedure is adjusted or implemented.
Recommend adjustments in team structure to improve efficiency and profitability.
Other duties as assigned.
Required and Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or Biology strongly preferred.
3+ years experience as a cultivator in a large-scale cannabis operation – 25,000 sq. ft. or more is required.
In-depth knowledge of plant strains, plant structure, and plant health.
Knowledge of uses and benefits of cannabinoids is a plus.
Knowledge of METRC and compliance regulations is a plus.
Acute attention to detail.
Experience directing and monitoring the performance of teams of employees.
Ability to communicate clearly and accurately.
Computer skills: Microsoft Office.
Cultivation Supervisor, and Cultivation Technicians
IPM, Fertigation, Harvest, Post-Harvest, Packaging
Inventory Control, METRC
Supply Chain Management
It’s our privilege at Fluresh to do what we love, and we take our mission to deliver the highest-quality cannabis products seriously. We believe in being incredible partners to everyone around us. This requires:
Follow-through and responsiveness
Good listener and learner
Can-do, positive attitude
A strong sense of personal responsibility
Fluresh is an equal opportunity employer.
Paid Time Off
cannabis cultivation: 3 years (Preferred)
High school or equivalent (Required)
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