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Lab Processing Technician Assistant

Cultivation | Chambersburg, PA | Full Time

Job Description

Company Overview
We’re Grassroots, a new cannabis company that’s all about living deeply. We started in Illinois and we’re growing nationally from the ground up. We care deeply, about our plants, our products and the people they serve. Our team brings an unmatched depth of expertise and commitment to perfection to every cannabis seedling we cultivate, and every product we invent. We may be one of the largest medical cannabis dispensary owners in the country with licenses in a growing number of states, but we operate like a hometown business in the same communities where we live with our families and friends. In doing so, we connect deeply, to one another, to our communities and to a larger movement. We’re always looking for new talent to join our team and to move our growing industry forward.

Role Overview 

Grassroots Cannabis is looking for a Processing Technician Assistant who can become an integral part of our organization and grow with our company. The ideal candidate is proactive, innovative and passionate.  

Scope of work Details 

  • Mass produce cannabis consumer goods for MD or PA medical market  

  • General tasks 

  • Maintain cleanliness of laboratory 

  • Keep processing glassware clean and ready for use  

  • Clean extraction equipment and processing facility 

  • Perform general manual labor tasks including loading, unloading, lifting and moving materials 

  • Clean glassware and sensitive equipment 

  • Lift heavy loads up to 70lbs 

  • Prepare equipment and plant materials for extraction 

  • Maintain strict inventory records of all plant materials, chemicals and equipment used in the laboratory 

  • Use inventory tracking systems to ensure that all material is being tracked in accordance with state regulations  

  • Assist Technicians with cannabis extraction equipment, tools, technical machinery and workspace; 

  • Safely Operate 

  • Clean 

  • Preparation  

  • Maintenance 

  • Assist Technicians with the following types of cannabis oil extractions and filtrations 

  • Supercritical fluid extraction 

  • Simple distillation, short path distillation, wiped film distillation, and fractional distillation 

  • Ethanol extraction 

  • Filtration; Büchner funnel and multistage membrane filter 

  • Solvent evaporation  

Education and experience preferred (Not required)    

  • Experience working in a commercial cannabis production facility 

  • Degree in related science or engineering  

  • Experience as a hydrocarbon, distillation, or ethanol extraction technician 

  • Advanced knowledge of cannabis   

Candidate requirements  

  • Minimum 21 years of age (18 in PA) 

  • Able to obtain a state-issued processing badge, which includes passing urinalysis and background check. 

  • Possess the physical aptitude and health necessary to perform manual labor tasks required to accomplish duties 

  • Proficient with Microsoft outlook and Microsoft Office 

  • Punctual and exhibits an outstandingly positive attitude 

  • Acts safely and professionally in the lab setting 

  • Follows good manufacturing practice standards 

  • Able to work at a fast pace in a high production environment 

  • Able to follow directions  

  • Exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills 

  • Self-starter attitude   

Safety Requirements  

  • Act safely and professionally always 

  • Able to safely handle the following hazardous materials:  

  • Butane 

  • Propane 

  • Ethanol 

  • Isopropyl alcohol 

  • Acetone 

  • Critically hot material  

  • Extremely cold material 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

At Grassroots Cannabis we are committed to improving the quality of our patients’ lives and restoring well-being. Our medical cannabis dispensaries are setting a new standard of excellence, emphasizing health and wellness in our clean and modern facilities. Our staff is well trained and attentive, striving to serve patients with great respect and compassion.
Besides dispensing medicine, we also provide a wide range of holistic services designed to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress and manage pain, such as yoga and therapeutic massage.

 Grassroots Cannabis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability or genetics.