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IPM Technician I

Location
Clearwater, Florida
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
15 Sep 2022

ROLE SUMMARY

The IPM Technician I works in conjunction with the Cultivation Manager overseeing all Integrated Pest Management activities. This role is charged with monitoring and advising on crop health, identifying plant problems from pest/pathogen/environmental/cultural factors, while maintaining IPM program compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines. The candidate will track and advise on plant protectant inventory, be versed in different application methodologies including the calibration and application procedures of equipment, be knowledgeable about treatment through biological and chemical controls, able to identify fungal/entomological/bacterial pathology, maintain reporting and documentation of actions in IPM department, and managing small teams of personnel on daily and weekly goals

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Identify pest and pathogens and levels in the cultivation areas
Monitor pest and pathogen levels, and update the cultivation area supervisors accordingly
Monitor crop health in cultivation areas using a variety of tools and instrumentation
Maintain and monitor beneficial organism populations and rates
Develop, modify, and apply plant protectant treatment plans accordingly
Keep careful track of weights and measures in plant protectant preparation
Maintain clear records and logs, and ensures timely submission of all required records
Report weekly and monthly KPIs and program tracking
Maintain supply chain competitiveness, and new product discovery
Attend required trainings to maintain commercial applicators license for pest category, and continuing expertise in IPM
Maintain effective written and oral communication with Cultivation Manager
Ensure teams are following standard operating procedures for assigned tasks and projects and following all safety protocols
Identify insects, arthropods, vertebrates and other pests and create treatment plans based on physiology, as well as plant health and needs
Measure area dimensions requiring treatment; calculates chemical requirements to address specific pest issues
Collating all pest/pathogen scouting data, and evaluating their historical performance and seasonality
Developing and monitoring work flows for daily and weekly goals
Coordinate scheduling of work orders with Cultivation Manager
Stay current on practices and all local, state and federal codes and regulations related to IPM in agriculture
Ensure timely submission of all required records
Implement quality standards; conducts and documents follow-up inspections
Maintains effective written and oral communication with Cultivation Manager
Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

Operate with integrity and honesty.
Ability to work both in a team and independently.
Ability to sit, stand for a long time, walk during the scheduled shift.
Capable of frequent and repetitive hand movements.

SKILLS/INTERESTS

Business Acumen
Communication Proficiency
Biological and Chemical sciences
Organizational Skills
Problem Solving/Analysis
Results Driven
Technical Capacity
Punctuality
Positive attitude all the time

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers. This job operates in a commercial horticulture environment. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud, tight corners and workspaces. Extensive walking and equipment operation. Exposure to: extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers and pollen producing environment. Work
time expectation: 60% of the time will be physical labor, 35% administrative functions, 5% training and misc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Some examples are: lifting to 50lbs, some work with hands above head, bending over for an extended period, and working in tight, dusty, cold, hot, spaces, etc.

POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are: Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday-Monday 10am-7pm.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Must be at least 21 years of age and pass background check.
Minimum of two years' field or greenhouse pest management experience OR an undergraduate degree in a related field.
Must obtain a State Certified Applicator license in Pest category within 90 days.
Must complete company issued coursework within 90 days.
Ability to identify insects, arthropods, vertebrates and other pests and create treatment plans based on physiology.

PREFERRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
One year of work experience in agricultural experience

TRAVEL

No travel required.

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. The company will ask you to help out in other departments depending on company needs. This means that you may not always work in the department that you were hired, teamwork and getting product out to patients is the goal and this means helping out where you are needed is crucial to your success as well as the company's success.

AAP/EEO Statement

Fluent is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other classification protected by law.

COMPANY BENEFITS

Fluent provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time-off program and non-matching 401k plan.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to submit proof of such eligibility.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Required Skills

Desired Skills

About Fluent

Cansortium Inc is a vertically integrated cultivator, processor, formulator, and retailer of Premium Cannabis Products currently operating in Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas as Fluent Cannabis, as well as in Michigan through its in-market partner. Our purpose is to compassionately provide patients access to the highest level of medical cannabis in an unrivaled, professional healthcare environment with outstanding customer service. Patient care always comes first at Fluent and our standards, practices, and performance is unmatched.

We are looking for leaders who want to work alongside great talent and create a positive work experience for their team. We are focused on continuous improvements, which creates development opportunities, engaged feedback, and increased contributions towards our goals as a leader in the medical cannabis industry.

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Benefits

Fluent provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision and supplemental insurance, paid time-off program, and non-matching 401k plan.

Equal opportunity employer

Fluent is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other classification protected by law.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 712505287-2
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Fluent
  • Location: Clearwater, Florida
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent