Cultivation Technician

Job description
The Cultivation Technician is responsible for cannabis plant care in all stages of its life cycle, including propagation, (clone, vegetation, bloom, and harvest). Cultivation Technicians are cross-trained in all areas of the department but become specialized after a new hire training period.
Responsibilities & Duties – By Concentration Area
Clone
Cuts clones from mother plants using proper cutting techniques
Prepares clone trays, filling with water and adding nutrient solution according to department specifications, and monitors temperature, EC, and pH levels of the nutrients within
Maintains proper product tagging, including ensuring strain and lot IDs are in sequence, to comply with state regulations
Maintains plant creation logs
Ensures proper bagging, weighing, and cataloging of trimming waste
Vegetation
Completes plant watering according to daily schedule, following proper procedures
Completes regular plant maintenance including bottoming, thinning, topping, spacing, and foliar feeding
Completes transplanting (up-potting) to larger containers using proper techniques as dictated by management
Completes daily notes on growth patterns, watering and nutrient needs
Monitors temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels according to company standards; records data in daily log
Completes fertigation, (irrigation and fertilization) following proper nutrient mixing and watering procedures and monitoring EC and pH of nutrient mix and runoff
Completes cleaning and sanitation of rooms
Identifies any maintenance issues with tables, lighting, etc., and alerts management
Completes proper equipment maintenance and upkeep
Bloom
Monitors flowering cannabis plants and identifies any maintenance issues with tables, lighting, etc., and alerts management
Completes inspection of rooms for nutrient deficiency and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Monitors temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels according to company standards; records data in daily log
Completes fertigation, (irrigation and fertilization) following proper nutrient mixing and watering procedures and monitoring EC and pH of nutrient mix and runoff
Completes regular plant maintenance including thinning, bottoming, and trellis work
Harvest
Completes harvesting of plants according to schedule and procedures set by management, ensuring accurate weighing of plants and accurate recording in state electronic recordkeeping system
Completes floor to ceiling post-harvest sanitation of rooms according to procedures set by management; completes sanitation of drying rooms as plants move to Trim
Completes proper waste disposal, including weighing and recording of waste in state electronic recordkeeping system
Completes thinning and hanging of harvested plants
Monitors temperature and humidity in drying rooms according to department standards
Completes post-harvest inspection of plants for any IPM issues; reports to management as needed
Ensures all drying room equipment is running properly and reports issues to management
Qualifications & Requirements
Must be at least 21 years of age
High school diploma required
Experience working in commercial agriculture, nursery, or greenhouse experience preferred
Maintains proper cleanliness (both personal and within workspace) in order to prevent cross-contamination and spread of disease
Medical marijuana product knowledge preferred
Self-directed and comfortable with repetitive manual work; ability to also work as a member of a team
Care and attention to detail in order to ensure product standards are met
Excellent communication skills
Must be able to pass a background check as required by 105 CRM 725.000 and must not have been convicted of an excluded felony offense as defined in 105 CM 725.030.
Physical Requirements
Ability to stand for long periods of time (8 hours)
Manual dexterity and ability to use hands to cut with shears
Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs (plants, soil bags, nutrients, water, etc.)
Ability to use ladders and walk up and down stairs
Ability to push/pull rolling carts between 100-200lbs
Ability to reach above head while trimming
Ability to bend at the waist and reach under tables
Working Environment
Consistent moderate to high background noise level due to machinery, environmental systems, and fans
Exposure to bright light where eye protection is required
Exposure to nutrients and cleaning products that may require use of gloves
Exposure to cannabis odor
Exposure to skin contact with plant resins, to which some individuals may be allergic (PPE provided)
Exposure to moderate heat and humidity in bloom rooms




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