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An advanced applicant under Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) is looking for an individual with the education, background and experience to become the Master Grower at its facility. 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.
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
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
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 30,000 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