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Cultivation Assistant

Location
Alna, Maine
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Sep 2022

Overview of Position

The Cultivation Assistant provides the daily care and focused attention necessary to produce clean and potent cannabis for our patients. The successful candidate will possess a passion for horticulture and a willingness to continually learn more about the subject. This non-management, entry-level position offers the opportunity to learn and grow with the company from the ground up, and to take on increasing levels of responsibility over time.

Core Competencies

To succeed, the Cultivation Assistant must be: Passionate, Informed, Approachable, Energetic and Trustworthy.

The Cultivation Assistant must exemplify WCM values of Personal, Reliable, Good-Natured and Trailblazers.

The Cultivation Assistant must consistently and uncompromisingly embody and demonstrate the following:

  • Integrity
  • Personal Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Confidence
  • Flexibility

Duties and Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of the Cultivation Assistant include all aspects of the daily care of cannabis from seed/clone to harvest; monitoring environmental factors to maximize production and prevent failures; and maintaining the highest levels of cleanliness and sanitation inside the cultivation area.

Crop care

  • Implements daily feeding & care schedule as directed by Cultivation Manager
  • Maintaining consistency and discretion when pruning crop at various stages
  • Maintaining consistency, uniformity and accuracy when repotting crop at various stages
  • Routine visual inspection of plants to identify any pests/deficiencies and reporting findings to Shift Leader and Cultivation Manager
  • Crop propagation to meet inventory requirements as determined by Cultivation Manager

Data Logging

  • Maintaining accurate records of reservoirs, equipment and other crop related logs assigned by Cultivation Manager
  • Accurately scan inventory into designated location(s)

Facility and equipment maintenance

  • Calibrates, operates, cleans and stores pH/PPM meters
  • Proper usage, maintenance and storage of all tools and equipment, including but not limited to: shop vacs, pumps, hoses, carts, fiskars, scissors, loppers, stools, gloves, rags, and goggles
  • Cleaning/sanitizing pots to ensure that there are sufficient levels for repotting
  • Complete daily and periodic cleaning tasks as assigned. Daily cleaning consists of: sweeping and spot mopping all areas on the cultivation floor, common bathroom, break room, and loading area
  • Proper disposal of waste at the end of each day
  • Assists in completing other secondary cultivation tasks at the direction of the Cultivation Manager or Shift Leader according to company needs
  • Follows all aspects of the workplace safety program, biosafety program, and compliance with all rules and regulations
  • Maintains a clean, safe environment inside the cultivation area

Salary

$17 - $20 USD per hour

Required Skills

Qualifications

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Work Experience Required

  • Work history showing progressive responsibility, willingness to accept additional projects or challenges
  • 1+ year experience in horticulture, botany, or related field

Required Knowledge

  • Knowledge of basic computer & office equipment operations (inventory systems; Word; Excel; office equipment such as copiers/telephone systems)
  • Math required for inventory, projections, and measurements
  • Biology and chemistry related to plant growth, nutrition

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to effectively plan and prioritize
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to focus; attention to detail
  • Skill at using computers
  • Mechanical skill
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and calmly
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of high stress or unusual activity
  • Absolute reliability and honesty

Physical Requirements

  • Extended time standing, walking, bending, and reaching
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds for a distance of 100 feet
  • Close visual focus required
  • This position requires occasional extended and repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers to cut and manipulate small objects

Desired Skills

  • 2 years post-secondary education in horticulture, agriculture, biology, chemistry or related field preferred
  • Experience working in a regulated cannabis cultivation facility

About Norman K Consulting

Norman K Consulting is one of the State of Maine largest adult use cultivation facilities. We are leaders in cultivating quality cannabis by using technology and cutting-edge practices. As the adult use markets ramp up production we are looking for a new generation of high quality individuals to grow with.

Equal opportunity employer

Norman K Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 701364468-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Norman K Consulting
  • Location: Alna, Maine
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent