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Job Position: Organic Master Grower

A Licensed Producer under the Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) is looking for an individual in the Greater Toronto Area with the education, background and experience to become the Master Grower at its facility, specific to Organics. The company is looking for a talented and ambitious individual who has the drive and skill to assist it in developing and maintaining a world class medical marijuana production facility.

The Master Grower will be responsible for managing a large scale commercial facility and performing all the tasks in the growing process including the selection and development of genetic strains and seeds, cloning, potting and transplanting, designing and maintaining nutrient regiments, feeding plants, defoliation, topping, flushing, foliar and preventative sprays, trimming, harvesting, drying, packaging, waste disposal and inventory management.

An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate, including a base salary and performance based bonuses.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform and manage all aspects of growing including: selection and development of genetic strains and seeds, cloning, potting and transplanting, designing and maintaining nutrient regiments, feeding plants, defoliation, topping, flushing, foliar and preventative sprays, trimming, harvesting, drying, packaging, waste disposal and inventory management
  • Maintain exceptional attention to detail to achieve consistently high quality and yield
  • Manage a large-scale production facility, including: ensuring cleanliness of facility, managing budget, cost, performing general administrative duties, and purchasing materials as needed
  • Recognize potential problems and execute correction measures
  • Manage data collection for accuracy and ensure all tracking is compliant with government regulations
  • Supervision of inventory to meet the goals of each project
  • Liaise with Facility Manager on timeline for upcoming projects
  • Develop and/or maintain growing protocols and nutrient regiment
  • Manage plant scheduling and organization to precisely project all garden needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
  • Catalogue and analyze each individual strain from clone to flower to harvesting
  • Execute preventative maintenance and ensure an integrated Pest Management program is in place
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Good Production Practices (GPP)
  • Responsible for ensuring that medical marihuana is handled in accordance with SOPs
  • Generate and maintain accurate GPP documents
  • Handle all documents and associated responsibilities as they pertain to the receiving of raw materials, propagation, sowing, growing, drying, harvesting, packaging, storage, picking, destroying, shipping and distribution of the medical marihuana
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance in response to the status of medical marihuana (i.e. release, hold, etc.) and on all GPP items as requested by Quality Assurance, the Senior Person in Charge, Responsible Person in Charge or the Alternate Responsible Person in Charge
  • Help to ensure that the security measures are maintained
  • Assist in the hiring and training of all production staff
  • Work with Senior Management to plan and develop future production space
  • Assist government regulators and auditors with inspections and audits of facility, operations, inventory, sales and regulatory compliance
  • Facility maintenance and troubleshooting as necessary
Qualifications
  • Production Horticulture Diploma or a degree in Biology, Agriculture, Horticulture, or equivalent would be preferred
  • Strong understanding of genetics and plant care including a comprehensive knowledge of strains (sativa, indica and hybrids)
  • Understanding of biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with large scale commercial plant cultivation including nutrient requirements, mediums, light requirements, temperature control, air flow, etc. and harvesting/trimming, drying, curing, manicuring
  • Extensive experience in propagation
  • Familiarity with the latest production methodologies, and industry software for production management, recording, and monitoring
  • Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing and harvesting medical cannabis products for consumption (including storage/handling techniques)
  • The ideal candidate should also have a strong expertise in mold and pest prevention without the use of synthetic/commercial pesticides
  • Significant experience with regards to growing room / facility layout as well as expertise with and knowledge of different strains of medical cannabis
  • Experience with operating industrialized indoor grow systems and mastery of soil growing methods (including micronutrients, beneficial bacteria and nutrient implementation)
  • Ability to think in both small and large scales (i.e. both 5,000 and 100,000 square foot facility)
  • The ideal candidate should also have education and/or equivalent experience in a professional or commercial environment
  • Any certification or experience in pharmaceutical or quality assurance within a highly regulated environment would be considered an exceptional asset, though not required
  • Must not have any criminal convictions or arrests involving drug-related offences, (a criminal record check with the RCMP will be required prior to any offer being made)
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage time, set priorities and handle many obligations at the same time
  • Strong verbal communication, leadership and managerial skills
  • Knowledge of Canada’s MMPR rules and regulations and production requirements would be valuable attribute
  • Trustworthy and hard working
  • Passion and ambition for excelling in the MMPR program
  • Computer proficient

Interested applicants should respond to this posting with a current copy of their resume, cover letter, and salary expectations. All applications are confidential and will not be released to any organization without your prior approval.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please send resume, cover letter and answers to:
careers@greenorganicdutchman.com