Temporary Cultivation Technician (2nd shift) – Firelands Scientific – Huron, OH

Cultivation Technician

Summary:

The Temporary Cultivation Technician reports directly to the Cultivation Lead/Manager and is responsible for harvesting, trimming, and any other handling of medical marijuana including packaging and labeling. The Temporary Cultivation Technician is expected to work at an efficient pace, taking care to abide by established quality standards at all times. The Temporary Cultivation Technician will maintain a safe and clean work environment by following current good handling practices, adhering to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and complying with rules and regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Harvest plants in the appropriate plant production area, ensuring plants are handled properly and that each plant retains its identifying METRC plant tag
  • Keep harvest area organized and separate waste and plant material in accordance with their assigned harvest batch
  • Collect all non-resinous fan leaves, branches, and stems to be weighed and recorded as aggregated waste per the associated harvest batch, after all plants designated to that specific harvest batch are harvested
  • Clean and sanitize the harvest area and equipment used after harvest, assisting with disposal as needed
  • Perform trimming of dried plants, ensuring trimmed leaf, trimmed flower, and stems or other waste are separated, from each other and per harvest batch, to be weighed and reported properly
  • Ensure accuracy and traceability of trimming data by carefully collecting all plant material into its designated container with the associated METRC plant tag, after each plant is trimmed
  • Perform weighing of plants or plant material during trimming and harvesting, as requested by the Cultivation Manager/Lead
  • Perform packaging and labeling of product, ensuring accuracy of inventory by properly calibrating scales, weighing each package to the predetermined weight, and accurately counting packages upon preparation for distribution
  • Perform quality assurance measures, including inspecting material during trim or packaging, maintaining a sterile environment and work area, and safeguarding against broken or defective packaging or storage containers
  • Ensure neat and accurate labeling, checking that batch numbers, strains and other required information is correct and legible on the label
  • Immediately report any issues or deviations from quality standards to the Cultivation Manager during all post-harvest processes
  • Sanitize tools, equipment and work area daily
  • Wear required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to prevent contamination and abide by personal hygiene standards at all times
  • Work in a timely manner, moving at an efficient pace, and always strive to increase productivity
  • Cross training between post-harvest and cultivation tech.
  • Other duties as assigned

Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High school diploma

  • 1-3 years of experience in commercial cultivation or landscaping

  • Energetic team player, willing to take direction and learn new skills

  • Basic plant structure knowledge preferred

  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately

  • Must comply with state regulations and guidelines

  • Ability to pass a background check required

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

Physical Requirements:

  • Long periods of prolonged standing and sitting

  • Long periods of prolonged use of office equipment including computers and phones

  • Requires normal range of hearing and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer

  • Ability to observe and assess material that deviates from established company standards

  • Some crouching or holding uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time; repetitive motions

  • Requires bending and lifting up to 50 pounds

Work Environment:

  • Similar to a busy manufacturing facility or warehouse

  • Occasional exposure to loud trim machines (ear protection provided) and extremely bright lights (eye protection provided)

  • Occasional weekend or extended hours may be necessary during certain phases of plant production

OPC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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