Cultivation Manager

Summary:

This role is pivotal in overseeing and enhancing the operational tasks within the cultivation area, including but not limited to: cloning, transplanting, nutrient application, plant training techniques, crop maintenance, harvesting processes, packaging, waste management, and inventory control. Operating with the utmost professionalism and an acute attention to detail is paramount.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee operations of a large-scale cultivation facility.
  • Recruit and manage a top-tier cultivation/horticulture team.
  • Oversee comprehensive cultivation tasks: cloning, transplanting, nutrient application, plant training, pest and disease management, harvesting, packaging, waste management, and inventory control.
  • Program and monitor computerized climate control systems.
  • Uphold indoor cultivation protocols and nutrient regimens according to standard operating procedures.
  • Lead and supervise assistant growers, nutrient technicians, and integrated pest management technicians.
  • Conduct all cultivation tracking and recordkeeping within the electronic seed-to-sale system, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Train the cultivation team comprehensively.
  • Ensure proficiency in cultivation tasks and responsibilities of assistant growers, nutrient, and pest management technicians.
  • Schedule plants to accurately project facility requirements, optimizing yield and efficiency while minimizing production costs.
  • Track each strain from clone through to harvest.
  • Administer integrated pest management programs, including the eradication of molds, mildews, mites, and other pests.
  • Stay current with industry best practices and innovations, including nutrient recipes, controlled stress environments, and lighting systems setups.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of Cannabis.
  • Facilitate audits and inspections from government auditors and law enforcement, maintaining inventory, sales, and compliance records.
  • Adhere to HR policies, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Maintain facility upkeep and troubleshooting.
  • Keep work environments clean and organized.
  • Independently manage cultivation operations on a rotational weekend schedule.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years in cultivation experience; greenhouse experience is advantageous.
  • Expertise in all grow mediums and irrigation methods.
  • Exceptional team-building skills.
  • Deep understanding of large-scale commercial plant cultivation, including environmental control and plant health.
  • Physical ability to perform manual labor tasks required for cultivation management.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and communicate effectively.
  • Proficiency in the use of climate control and automated irrigation systems.
  • Capable of creating schedules for employees and plant cultivation.

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