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Staff Grower


  • Progressive Plant Research
  • 02/22/20
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • 97123
  • Full-Time
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We are experienced cultivators, horticulturalists, and scientists that believe in the transformative power of this amazing plant. We work with breeders to build a future where the extraordinary benefits of both cannabis and hemp are more accessible for farmers and consumers, and its cultivation benefits our environment.
Agricultural sustainability is a driving tenet at Progressive Plant Research. Well be leading the way in climate-friendly cultivation and sustainable practices like LED lighting and horticultural practices that reduce energy usage, water waste, and nutrient run-off.The work we do demands quality, dedication, and precision. Our work is based on respect for each other, the incredible plant we tend, and the world we share.

We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds that are passionate about cultivation, scientific exploration and innovation, and love working at their highest potential.

Position Summary:
Progressive Plant Research is seeking a quality Staff Grower to help perform all tasks of a large scale commercial cannabis cultivation environment including but not limited to; monitoring water and nutrient requirements, growing mediums, light requirements, temperature control, air flow, waste disposal, and non-organic and organic preventative sprays. The ideal candidate has experience in agriculture, with moderate knowledge of the cannabis plant and its genetics. Must be willing to work supporting multiple roles in the start up phase of the new facility. Must be very organized, detail oriented, driven, and focused on cleanliness in a brand new facility. Must be on-site a minimum of 5 days per week with rotating weekend schedules.

Responsibilities:

Perform all tasks of a large scale commercial cultivation environment including monitoring water and nutrient requirements, growing mediums, light requirements, temperature control, cloning, seeding, transplanting, defoliation, topping, temperature control, air flow, waste disposal, and non- organic and organic preventative sprays.
Be capable of learning complicated processes such as METRC, Oregon laws regarding cannabis production, and complex research based growing protocols.
Provide support to leadership for problem and conflict resolution.
Monitor, oversee and control all aspects of the greenhouse and grow room environments, follow plant schedules and organization to precisely project all crop needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Complete all documentation to meet the company standards and OLCC requirements.
Ensure compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, and safety.
Propose crop improvements and act on the changes only with a written approval by the Head Grower.
Manage data collection for accuracy and ensure all tracking is compliant with government regulations.
Supervision of inventory to meet the goals of each project.
Assist in the development and/or maintain growing protocols and nutrient regiment.
Any other duties deemed essential as requested by the Head Grower.

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree, Horticulture Diploma or a degree in Biology, Agriculture, Horticulture equivalent. Equivalent experience in a commercial and research environment.
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.
Must be able to learn and eventually master complex greenhouse environmental control systems.
Knowledge of OLCC rules, regulations, and production requirements.
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing and harvesting cannabis (including storage/handling techniques).
Experience with operating industrialized indoor grow systems and an understanding of soil growing methods (including micronutrients, beneficial bacteria and nutrient implementation).
Ability to think in both small and large scales (i.e. both 300-10k+ square foot canopy facility).
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage time, set priorities and handle many obligations at the same time.
Ability to train staff and verify the effectiveness of their training.
Any certification in METRC or experience in pharmaceutical or quality assurance within a highly-regulated environment would be considered an exceptional asset.
Proficient in the use of computers and use of relational databases.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to stand for long periods of time doing repetitive tasks.
Must be able to carry up to two 2 gallon pots per hand and one 3 gallon pot per hand when spacing plants.
Good visual acuity, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and ability to perform repetitive motions with accuracy is required.
Must be able to lift 50+ lbs.
Must be comfortable bending over repeatedly during an 8 hour shift.
Work in indoor greenhouses, outdoor fields, and general office environments.
Must be available for weekends and overtime if needed.
Must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week but more, as needed, to get the work completed in a timely manner.
Must be able to handle high intensity light, warm and dusty environments.

Employment is Contingent on the following Requirements:
Drivers license
Acceptable pre-employment physical
Acceptable Background check
OLCC Marijuana Worker Permit in hand prior to starting position

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