This position works as part of the cultivation team, performing a variety of organic farming related tasks as directed, including but not limited to; planting, weeding, watering/irrigation, pest management and harvesting. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.,
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: other duties may be assigned.
Assist with pharm production, by actively working in each area as directed, i.e. preparing medium and plant flats, applying fertilizers, irrigating, weeding and harvesting crops as directed. Recognize apparent crop disease or pest problems and bring to attention.
Assist with optimal harvest yields, by following harvesting and processing instructions including but not limited to; picking, separating, cleaning, drying, and evaluation of crop quality of each strain according to established procedures. Work with other crew members to ensure proper post-harvest handling and timely delivery of all harvested crops.
Work under the direction of the grow manager to assure adequate irrigation of all crops. Work with other members of the pharm crew to install new drip and misting systems, and adjusts system(s) as needed.
Ensure safe and efficient use of hand tools and small power tools by reading and following operating instructions at all times or ask questions of crew leader when in doubt on proper use of any tool.
Ensure safe-working conditions by following established safety procedures at all times, participating in all required safety training, and remaining aware of safety concerns. Serve as a good role model for co-workers by practicing safe work habits and supporting all safety guidelines.
Assist with a variety of other tasks as directed.
Willingly provides back up for other members of the pharm crew.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent; Familiarity with the cultivation of cannabis.
Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) a plus. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
Holyoke residents given priority.
Paid time off