In Grown Farms is a subsidiary of Acreage Holdings focused on growing and producing high quality product in the Illinois market.
The Production Technician will be responsible for various processes associated with cannabis product development. The Technician provides the daily care and focused attention necessary to process and package clean high quality, safe medicine for our patients. The successful candidate will possess a keen attention to detail and record keeping, and a willingness to continually learn more about the subject. The entry-level position offers the opportunity to learn and grow with the Company from the ground up, and to take on increasing levels of responsibility over time.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the Production Technician include all aspects of the daily care of medicine from harvest to packaging; monitoring weights and measurements; presentation; and maintain the highest levels of cleanliness and sterility inside the processing area. Other duties may be assigned.
Assists in harvesting, processing and packaging finished medicine
Prepare equipment and plant materials for extraction
Maintain strict inventory records of all plant materials, chemicals and equipment used in the laboratory
Records and tracks accurate weights and measurements of medicine throughout the processing and packaging procedures using company systems and protocols
Maintains cleanliness of laboratory, keep post processing glassware clean and ready for use, help to clean extraction equipment and general laboratory facility duties
Inspects medicine for defects using a variety of magnification tools
Assist in cannabis extraction preparation, winterization, and filtration
Must be able to proficiently handle the following hazardous materials; butane, propane, ethanol, pentane, isopropyl alcohol, critically hot material, cryogenic cold material
Calibrates, operates, cleans, and stress packaging equipment including heat sealers, etc. according to Company policy and as directed by the Processing Manager
Maintains quality control measures to ensure a high-quality product
Ensures compliance with State regulations and testing requirements
Prepares inventory reports to ensure products are available, on point and in demand
Maintains inventory of supplies, materials, equipment, including material safety data sheets for all chemicals and products
Demonstrates basic knowledge of cannabis medical products (distillate, oils, terpenes, tinctures, topicals, concentrates, edibles etc.)
Receive, unpack, and deliver goods/supplies; re-stock items as necessary; label shelves etc.
Review the processing schedule and forecasts for key dates, quantities, strains, etc.
Advise on the effects of management decisions relating to processing, strain selection, and processes
Interact with Metrc, inventory systems, and Excel reports to ensure that all material is being tracked in accordance with state law; as well as logging and reporting as required by state law
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of 1 year experience in horticulture, botany, or related field, preferred
Knowledge of basic computer and office equipment operations (inventory systems; Word; Excel; Office equipment such as copiers/telephone systems)
Math required for inventory, projections, and measurements
Associate degree in biology or chemistry, preferred.
Work history showing progressive responsibility, willingness to accept additional projects or challenges
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Must be a self-starter, flexible to work in a collaborative structure and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Experience with a commercial cannabis, Agricultural, or landscaping facility/company preferred
Advanced knowledge of the cannabis plant and genetics strongly preferred, though a strong agricultural background may be considered
Knowledge of large-scale commercial plant cultivation including nutrient requirements, mediums, light requirements, temperature control, humidity manipulation, air flow, etc.
Knowledge of different strains of cannabis and their unique growing demands desired
Ability to execute techniques consistently
Good documentation, inventory, and organization skills
Ability to keep to a tight schedule
Must be proficient with computers
Excellent time-management skills
Ability to effectively plan and prioritize, maintain confidentiality, attention to detail, work effectively as part of a team and communicate clearly and calmly.
Extended time standing, walking, bending, and reaching
Close visual focus required
This position occasionally requires the extended and repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers to cut and manipulate small objects
Must pass State Mandated Background Check