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Cultivation Associate

Cultivation | Capitol Heights, MD | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:          

At Holistic Industries we are building a great place to work, shop, and invest in cannabis, Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, safest cannabis medicine possible. As our name suggests, we care for the whole person.  Our company develops and offers a wide range of proprietary strains that increase desired cannabinoids such as CBD. These high CBD strains have become our foundation for growing, packaging, and selling the best cannabis in our markets. Our team includes the nation’s most knowledgeable experts in cultivation and medical dispensing, along with professionals who are top of their fields in medical professions, security, agriculture, real estate, and the legal distribution of other highly controlled substances.

Our well-established company is growing rapidly and adding to our team of professionals and specialists.  Our employees receive medical, dental, and leave benefits as part of our highly competitive compensation package. 

Holistic Industries is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About the Job:

The Cultivation Associate provides care and support for plant cultivation, abiding by policies, procedures and operational guidelines.

Duties include the following:  

  • Perform plant maintenance at all different stages of growth. This includes but is not limited to pruning, defoliation, trellising, transplanting, and moving plants.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment. Uphold the high standards for sanitation and cleanliness set forth by the Department Managers.

  • Assist in moving plant tables to their appropriate density and room using a mobile benching system. 

  • Spot issues including plant pests, disease, leaks in the irrigation lines, clogs in the irrigation lines, abnormal environmental conditions, and other perils. Notify a Supervisor or Manager immediately before the issues become a bigger problem.

  • Assist in compliance related tasks including but not limited to tagging plants during transplant, fastening tags to plants, weighing and recording green waste, and labeling cuttings. 

  • Follow strict guidelines for safety and PPE usage set forth by the company.

  • Assist in taking cuttings from Stock Plants and plugging them into rooting media. 

  • Maintain open communication with the management team and other co-workers. 

  • Assist the Post-Harvest department with tasks included but not limited to harvest, hanging plants, bucking, and trimming when necessary.

  • Responsible for following all operational guidelines, verbal directives, training information and policies when performing duties.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: VERY LABOR INTENSIVE. Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 75 pounds (125 pounds with assistance), may include walking or standing for extended periods of time, as well as stooping, bending over and/or crouching. Moderate to loud exposure to noise level. 

About You

General

  • Due to state regulations, qualified candidates for this position must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a fingerprinting background and drug screening– certain criminal convictions may disqualify candidates based on state medical marijuana licensing regulations.

 Education/Experience:

    • High School diploma or equivalent

    • Basic math skills

    • Prior nursery, landscaping and/or agricultural experience

    • Cannabis experience helpful

    • Relevant work experience in a hydroponic vegetable production or bedding plant production facility is desired.

 Technological Skills:

    • Experience with automation systems a plus

 Required Knowledge and Skills:

    • Basic math skills

    • Prior nursery, landscaping, and/or agricultural experience

    • Basic knowledge of plant pests and disease preferred.

    • Experience in medical cannabis industry or other alternative healthcare organizations is highly desirable

    • Must be able to work in a safety aware environment

    • Attention to detail

    • Effective communication skills

    • Strong work ethic

    • Willingness to learn

    • Ability to perform repetitive tasks for long periods of time (i.e., trimming plants, potting, and regular inventory).

    • Ability to work effectively and in a cohesive team atmosphere with all areas

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

    • Proficient written and verbal communications skills

    • Strong ethics and sound judgment