JOB DESCRIPTION: Post Harvest Manager
SUMMARY The Post-Harvest Manager is responsible for maintaining product quality through the drying, trimming, and testing processes. This position will oversee a team of Post-Harvest Agents in properly handling and trimming product as it becomes available. The Post-Harvest Manager will also serve as the primary interface between the facility and external testing labs to ensure all product is tested and upholds the company’s high standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Assume responsibility for plants immediately following a harvest • Accurately and consistently maintain the tracking and movement of each harvest batch via the statewide monitoring system (METRC) • Oversee drying process, monitor environmental variables and moisture content of product • Ensure the dry rooms are properly sanitized following transfer to trimming • Record all cleaning activities in the sanitation log • Lead the product trimming process to ensure that a high level of quality is maintained while focusing on the efficiency and productivity of the trimming team. • Make sure that all trimming equipment, including tables, handheld trimmers, and other small items, are properly sterilized before and after trimming activity • Accurately record the weights of all product as it moves through the process in the statewide monitoring system (METRC) • Coordinate with Compliance to ensure product is properly batched, sampled and tested • Maintain a proficient knowledge of plant diseases, insects, and fungi • Audit product inventory weekly or as necessary • Oversee and manage disposal of all leftover plant material
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / ENVIRONMENT • Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; hear; use close, color and peripheral vision; ability to adjust focus • Frequently required to walk, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; use distance vision; depth perception • Occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
work in wet or humid conditions, in high places and outdoor weather conditions; exposed to fumes or airborne particles • Available to work 45+ hours per week and weekends when requested
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS • Ability to manage people and provide day to day supervision • Ability to gather, track and report on agricultural information obtained during harvest tracking and remediation • Ability to develop and document SOPs • Ability to document KPI’s • Excellent organizational and communication skills • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of MS Office • OSHA, and FDA knowledge a plus
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