Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Master Grower Job Vacancy in Calgary, Alberta



Are you excited about the opportunity to transfer your skills into the fast-growing, legal cannabis production sector in Canada? We are hiring a Master Grower for our client, a Health Canada approved production facility for cannabis production under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

The Master Grower is responsible for managing a commercial Medical Marijuana production facility operation and performing all tasks in cannabis cultivation process including cloning, transplanting, plant maintenance, pest/pathogen management, trimming, drying, curing, packaging, destruction and inventory management.


Responsibilities:
• Manage crop scheduling and to precisely project all cultivation requirements on a daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly basis in order to meet sales demand in a cost-effective manner.
• Manage a production team of Cultivation Technicians and guide them to achieve production targets within set timelines.
• Perform and control activities related to cannabis starting materials and execute production processes as per respective Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
• Develop and execute irrigation, and nutrient supply plans to ensure optimum plant growth and maximize finished product output.
• Execute integrated pest and pathogen management program in view of elimination/control of all types of mold, powdery mildew, spider mites, fungus gnats etc.
• Working knowledge of environmental control systems, soil less substrates. various growing and flower development techniques, and have a deep understanding of environmental manipulations inside the production areas. Have deep knowledge of soil/soil less growing methods, micronutrients, beneficial bacteria, and nutrient implementation.
• Experience and technical knowledge in product moisture level controls during production, curing, and packaging stages of medical marijuana products.
• Ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines, internal organizational policies and security measures related to Marijuana products.
• Report regulatory issues and concerns with the potential to impact product quality to Quality Assurance department and management.
• Maintain audit ready status of production department and participate in internal self-inspection and Health Canada regulatory audits, as necessary and participate with audit response preparation.
• Assist with Marijuana processing, product transfer and destruction of cannabis materials and Marijuana products. Ensure process and product security measures at all times during the entire processing stages.
• Maintain all records related to production, sale and distribution of marijuana products at the facility with appropriate update on the ERP system.
• Coordinate with quality assurance, production and other functional departments to ensure marijuana production process and product compliance.
• Other responsibilities as assigned by the Management
• Collaborates with other department associates in all areas to improve process performance and safety.
• Employ professional and clear communication practices to maintain a positive and progressive team atmosphere.
• Other responsibilities as assigned by Department Supervisors/Leads and Managers.
• Provide assistance to Health Canada auditors in compliance reviews.
• Always maintain professional and friendly attitude.

Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent with minimum of 2 years of commercial grow experience or professional equivalency.
• Previous Health Canada Security Clearance and work experience with a Canadian Licensed Producer (LP) is considered as an asset.
• Strong Agricultural background in a GAP and HACCP regulated environment, with proficiency in various cultivation and plant maintenance techniques.
• Demonstrated experience in cultivation of marijuana or other delicate commercial crops.
• Knowledge of plant diseases, insects and fungi, as well as plant treatment processes.

Competencies:
• Advanced knowledge of ACMPR, Marijuana products, its approved uses.
• Demonstrated experience in cultivation of marijuana or other delicate commercial crops.
• Expert knowledge in plant disease and pest mitigation without use of chemicals.
• Focused, dedicated profession approach with high attention to detail.
• Must follow policies and contribute towards the goal of achieving production targets within set timelines.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Relocation assistance may be provided.

A security clearance will be requested for this position.

How to Apply:

Please apply directly to alison@cannabisatwork.com with a resume.
Subject: Master Grower

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