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Cultivation Manager

Company: TerrAscend
Location: Waterfall
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt TerrAscend, we are on a mission to shape the future of the cannabis industry by creating leading marijuana-based therapies for patients and developing premium products for legalized adult recreational use. We are one of the largest and fastest growing multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis operators in North America. We're on a roll and are just getting started! It's a Joint EffortWe believe that How We Work Together Matters. Our priority is to assemble a team that believes not just in what we do but how and why we do it. Our most successful team members know that being of service to our patients, our customers, and each other is what separates us from other organizations. Our continued success is dependent upon bringing together the brightest minds in business with best-in-class cultivation and elevated patient and customer experiences, so we continue to set the standard for the industry. Sound like weed be a good fit? Here's where you come in. Our next Full-Time Cultivation Manager will be highly motivated and will oversee all aspects of the cultivation process, from seedling/clones to harvest. You will develop and implement cultivation strategies, ensuring optimal plant health and maximizing yields. Additionally, you will manage the team within the Cultivation Department and provide the necessary guidance and training to achieve our production goals.To Be BluntYou will be challenged to coordinate with the Production Planning, Data Integrity and Operations teams.One minute you will be reporting and following up on, any defective environmental equipment or structural problems. The next minute you will be ensuring that all growing department supervisors are correctly trained.And the next minute directing the proper selection, rate, frequency and application of fertilizers.Regardless of the task, it's critical you have strong situational awareness and EQ as you'll work within a diverse team in the organization.Where you'll be plantedThis position will be on-site at our Waterfall, PA facility.To be blunt, this role will be about:

  • Ensure that all growing department personnel have been trained in and certified by the Human Resources Department.
  • Ensure that all growing department personnel have been trained regarding The Worker Protection Standards Act of 1992 to include proper Mixing, Handling and Loading of chemicals.
  • Ensure that all supervisors complete required Employee Evaluations as communicated by the Director of Operations and/or the Human Resources department.
  • Ensure that all growing department supervisors are correctly trained in and maintain proper documentation.
  • Identify suitable employees to the Director of Cultivation and Operations Director for further career path development.
  • Coordinate with the Production Planning, Data Integrity and Operations teams to review product assemblies for accuracy to ensure that proper cost analysis can be performed as needed. Moisture Management:
    • Ensure that all growing staff understand and follow the correct time of day and conditions in which to irrigate the crops to avoid disease or fungal infections.
    • Assist to irrigate crops in emergency situations such as, holidays, labor shortages, unusual weather, etc.
    • Report, and follow up on, any maintenance issues regarding water handling systems to the Facilities Manager for repair.
    • Submit requests for tools, parts or other materials needed for irrigation systems to the Purchasing department and the Director of Cultivation and Operations Director for review. Fertigation:
      • Direct the proper selection, rate, frequency and application of fertilizers throughout the farm to ensure high quality plants are produced without a waste of resources.
      • Ensure that fertilizer injection systems are properly calibrated and that any repairs required are reported to the Facilities Manager.
      • Manage random testing of fertilizer outputs from injection systems to ensure proper calibration and rates are being applied. Pest Management:
        • Ensure that the appropriate growing department personnel record chemical applications and MSDS are accurate and up-to-date in compliance with Federal and State regulations.
        • Ensure that pest levels are maintained at or below an acceptable level in order to avoid loss of sales or customer dissatisfaction.
        • Direct the proper selection, rate, frequency and application of all pesticides throughout the farm to ensure high quality plants are produced in a cost-effective manner.
        • Assist with actual applications in emergency situations such as; holidays, labor shortages, etc.
        • Direct the proper scouting, reporting, soil testing and graphical tracking of appropriate crops throughout the growing cycle.
        • Maintain a financially sound Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system to avoid losses from pests.
        • Report, and follow up on, any maintenance issues regarding pesticide application systems to the Facilties Manager for repair.
        • Review and submit requests to Purchasing Department for pesticide products, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or spraying supplies to be purchased that are not automatically replenished via re-order level (ROL) inventory demand. Environmental Management:
          • Oversee the programming and/or set-points of all greenhouse and indoor environmental control systems to maintain the most efficient growing environment possible without compromising crop timing or quality.
          • Oversee the programming, use and maintenance of any supplemental or photoperiod lighting systems.
          • Report and follow up on, any defective environmental equipment or structural problems (deflated hoops, holes in walls, vents not sealing properly, etc.) to the Facilities Manager for repair. Miscellaneous Requirements:
            • Manage and supervise growing media testing systems and methods.
            • Provide information to and coordinate with the Director of Cultivation and Operations Director in regarding grow times, variety selections, potting media and growing program changes to be incorporated into the production systems.
            • Acquire additional information and knowledge from industry experts, consultants and representatives to continually improve quality and reduce losses or shrink.
            • Report any discrepancies regarding required tasks and/or timing to the Director of Cultivation and Operations Director.Space Management Requirements:
              • Ensure the proper placement of plants within the various growing environments and ensure efficiency regarding placement, spreading/moving, shipping and chemical applications.
              • Notify the appropriate growing staff of environmental control changes needed to ensure that crops finish on-time and of high quality.
              • Report any discrepancies regarding crop footprints to the Director Of Cultivation and Operations Director. What we're high on...We value diverse skillsets, talents, and experiences. To be successful in this role we know you'll need:
                • Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, related science degree and 5+ years managing professional production agriculture environment,
                • 5+ years of commercial greenhouse cultivation experience
                • Proven strategic experience in overseeing all aspects of professional production environments.
                • Strong knowledge of plant
                • Cannabis growing experience preferred, not required.
                • Experience building and managing high performance teams.
                • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness.
                • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
                • Possesses critical thinking skill.
                • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information.
                • Must have a solid understanding of the Cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws. Benefits:
                  • Employee Discount (all employees eligible)
                  • Paid Time Off
                  • Health, vision, and dental insurance (with telehealth option)
                  • 401k with 4% company matching
                  • Employee Assistance Program
                  • Paid Parental Leave
                  • Life Insurance
                  • Short & Long Term Disability#ENGHP#LI-AH1*** Background Check Requirement ***As a condition of employment, a complete background investigation will be conducted based on the rules of the specific State in which the employee is hired. Typically, the state investigative process includes a state and federal background check.EEO StatementAt TerrAscend, employees and applicants are evaluated based on their qualifications, skills, and ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. TerrAscend is committed to assuring equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.TerrAscend is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy or related medical conditions, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, to include gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender identity, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and coworkers.DisclaimerThis job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The list of job responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, and the like is not exhaustive, rather it is illustrative of the current essential functions required for the position.This organization participates in E-Verify.This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. E-Verify Works for Everyone For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS.Esta Organización Participa en E-Verify.Este empleador participa en E-Verify y proporcionará al gobierno federal la información de su Formulario I-9 para confirmar que usted está autorizado para trabajar en los EE.UU.. Si E-Verify no puede confirmar que usted está autorizado para trabajar, este empleador está requerido a darle instrucciones por escrito y una oportunidad de contactar al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) o a la Administración del Seguro Social (SSA) para que pueda empezar a resolver el problema antes de que el empleador pueda tomar cualquier acción en su contra, incluyendo la terminación de su empleo. Los empleadores sólo pueden utilizar E-Verify una vez que usted haya aceptado una oferta de trabajo y completado el Formulario I-9. Para más información sobre E-Verify, o si usted cree que su empleador ha violado sus responsabilidades de E-Verify, por favor contacte a DHS.Statement on External Recruiting AgenciesTerrAscend and all affiliates do not accept blind resume submissions from external recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid to agencies who submit candidates without being under contract for an active search with TerrAscend.

Keywords: TerrAscend, Altoona , Cultivation Manager, Executive , Waterfall, Pennsylvania

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