Cultivation Technician - #9835074

Columbia Care

Date: 5 days ago
City: Lowell, MA
Contract type: Full time

Position Overview

A Cultivation Technician is responsible for cannabis plant care in all stages of growth not limited to but including germination, propagation, vegetative stages, flowering and harvest. The Technician journals, monitors and tracks all observations in the company’s software tracking system in compliance with 105 CMR 725.105 (G)(3) & (4).

Full Time

Pay : $18

Major Areas Of Responsibility Include

  • Clone, transplant, water, fertilize, prune, trellis, defoliate, inspect for pathogens, identify toxicities and deficiencies, top, bud, and low stress train cannabis plants.
  • Completing all accompanying paperwork and input this information into the software tracking system ensuring compliance with 105 CMR 725.105 (G)(3) & (4).
  • Cleaning or sterilizing all associated equipment used in the cultivation process as well as the grow rooms, transplant, wash, and general storage areas.
  • Observe, record and report information to the supervisory team about plant growth, pathogens, and environmental disturbances.
  • Maintain tools in accordance with sanitation standards and in acceptable condition for best practices with the plants.

Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Knowledge & Abilities)

  • Working knowledge of medical and recreational cannabis industry.
  • Working knowledge of general plant physiology and biology, cannabis specific knowledge is a plus.
  • Ability to work in hot humid conditions on concrete for long periods of time, standing, walking around, and preforming manual labor associated with plant care.
  • Knowledgeable on regulations related to the Medical Use of Marijuana Program.
  • Experience with inventory control methods.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including listening, and communication.
  • Ability to take direction, comprehend, and complete tasks as assigned in a timely manor.
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and experience working with senior level executives.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships in order to gain support and achieve results both internally and externally.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and problem solving.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

Experience And Education

Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in horticulture, plant science, or biology and three to five years of experience in related position with an emphasis in an operations production/manufacturing environment producing a commodity derived from proper plant care.

Experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope production activities, both operations and analysis.

Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to an environment suited for the plants optimal performance and not necessarily employees comfort. The noise level and light intensity in the work environment is very high.

About The Cannabist Company

The Cannabist Company, formerly known as Columbia Care, is one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis products and related services, with licenses in 16 U.S. jurisdictions. The Company operates 125 facilities including 94 dispensaries and 31 cultivation and manufacturing facilities, including those under development. Columbia Care, now The Cannabist Company, is one of the original multi-state providers of cannabis in the U.S. and now delivers industry-leading products and services to both the medical and adult-use markets. In 2021, the Company launched Cannabist, its retail brand, creating a national dispensary network that leverages proprietary technology platforms. The company offers prducts spanning flower, edibles, oils and tablets, and manufactures popular brands including Seed & Strain, Triple Seven, Hedy, gLeaf, Classix, Press and Amber.

Recognized for it comprehensive benefits, ongoing training opportunities and commitment to diversity and equity inclusion both internally and with external vendors, The Cannabist Company has earned a spot on mg Magazine’s America’s Top Cannabis Industry Employers list.

The Cannabist Company provides full-time employees with an excellent benefits and compensation package including but not limited to competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, 401K with company match, multiple health plan choices, dental, vision, pet and life insurances, 100% paid short-term disability, optional long-term disability insurance and more!

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