A Cannabis Gardener Level I oversees and manages personnel to perform all the tasks necessary to grow various strains of quality medical marijuana in a large-scale indoor cultivation facility. Perform all the tasks in the cultivation facility including; cloning, transplanting, feeding plants, defoliation, super cropping, topping, flushing, foliar and preventative sprays, trimming, packaging, waste disposal, and inventory management for a large commercial facility. Gardeners work in close collaboration with the engineering team on the implementation of first-class systems to maintain proper temperature and humidity controls for a healthy environment that eliminates the risk of mold, powdery mildew, etc.
The Cannabis Gardener Level I position requires a minimum of 5 years cultivation experience and at least two years in both a commercial operation and supervisory role to understand the day-to-day requirements of the job. Expertise in the medical cannabis industry is highly desirable but not required. Must be 21 years old and pass a criminal background check. Must provide professional references and be willing to relocate and reside in Illinois.
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Job Categories: Manufacturing/ Distribution
Job Types: Full-time
Salary: Apply for Salary Details. Salary commensurate with the education level completed, professional experience, and demonstrated knowledge.
ABOUT THE JOB
Manage a large-scale warehouse with a crew of 10 employees
Develop and/or maintain grow warehouse protocols and nutrient regiment
Give individual plants tailored attention based on need
Manage plant scheduling to project all garden needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly schedule to keep the garden green and expenses low.
Catalogue and analyze strains and individual plants from clone to harvest
Clone and manage vegetation with a minimum 90% success rate
Execute preventative maintenance to eliminate mold, powdery mildew, spider mites, root aphids, fungus gnats, etc.
Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
Mastery of Ebb & Flow, DWC and Aeroponics growing methods, including an in-depth knowledge of PH; PPM and EC counts.
Mastery of soil growing methods including micronutrients, beneficial bacteria and nutrient implementation.
Working knowledge of container systems using soil and hydro.
Expert knowledge of plant diseases, insects and fungi, as well as treatments.
Research techniques to expand knowledge of individual strains, high-yield recipes, controlled stress environments, different lighting systems and set ups.
Comprehensive knowledge of strains and a mastery of medicinal implementation and administration.
Assist state and local government auditors and law enforcement with inventory, sales and compliance audits.
Facility maintenance and troubleshooting as necessary.
5 or more years of growing experience.
At least 2 years of commercial growing experience
2 years supervisory experience
Knowledge of nutrient requirements, mediums, light requirements, temperature control, airflow, etc.
Knowledge of plant diseases, insects, fungi, and plant treatment options.
Physical aptitude and health to perform manual labor tasks required for the management of the facility.
Advanced knowledge of the cannabis plant and genetics.
Ability to provide grow resume, pictures and portfolio at interview.
Extensive knowledge of organic cultivation methods.
Horticulturist preferred but not required
Ability to present a professional image to state regulators