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Director of Engineering

Operations | Remote | 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. Scaling from a seed of inspiration in 2011, Holistic Industries is now one of the largest and fastest growing private MSOs (Multi-State Operators) in the country. We're able to deliver consistent value to employees, patients, and investors because of the values that drive our work - how we do business and why. We have one of the most seasoned teams in the industry, a budding "Greenhouse of Brands" and a meaningful model of doing well by doing good. 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. We are committed to harvesting and crafting industry-leading strains, consumer brands, and medical-grade products based on the most progressive science in the space. Holistic Industries has a unique model and approach that enables it to win licenses, scale operations and introduce national brands successfully in highly regulated markets. The company has proven to be responsible stewards of capital since its inception by sourcing licenses on merit rather than simply acquiring them on the open market. A "GREENHOUSE OF BRANDS" beginning with our flagship retail and wholesale brand, Liberty Cannabis, we continue to prove our ability to launch new brands from scratch and attract noteworthy partners. 

We are deeply and actively committed to the communities we serve; our efforts under Liberty Cannabis Cares are focused on four pillars: Social Equity, Diversity, Community, and Cannabis Literacy. 

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. We are a team of best-in-class executives and staff from within and outside the industry who share a passion for advancing cannabis products and retail experience at scale.

Our well-established company is growing rapidly and adding to our team of professionals and specialists.  Our employees receive PTO, paid Sick Leave, medical, dental, vision and other leave benefits as part of our highly competitive compensation package. Join us as we build a great place to work, shop, and invest. 

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 Director of Engineering will assist with the design systems for cultivation, fertigation, HVAC, lighting, and plumbing, among others, and maximize utilization of machinery and equipment, optimize facility performance, and assist with systems installation, implementation, and maintenance. 

  • Oversee the implementation and continuity of maintenance policies and procedures at our cultivation (GP) and vertical facilities 

  • Advise on layout of new facilities, assisting with the overall flow of operations for all areas of GP facilities. 

  • Establish a preventative maintenance (PM) program for all critical systems in all GP and vertical facilities  

  • Develop national maintenance program for all GP and vertical facilities 

  • Prepare annual audits to assess the physical condition of buildings, grounds, and equipment 

  • Prepare and implement a training program for all maintenance employees 

  • Train and coach our maintenance professionals on use of developed tools and methodologies 

  • Define, implement, and maintain optimal maintenance reporting tools 

  • Support the Operations department in optimizing the performance of controls systems and equipment.  

    • Serve as the main point of contact for controls and mechanical equipment vendors.  

    • Define and implement key maintenance methodologies, e.g., critical equipment lists, budgeting tools, work order process, preventive maintenance techniques, outage planning 

    • Provide appropriate maintenance reporting tools and systems to support maintenance decision making 

  • Ensure coordination and collaboration between facilities for consistency of systems and national roll-out where appropriate 

  • In coordination with the Operations and Real Estate teams, evaluate the design of agricultural facilities, review plans for new and existing facilities, and assist with the design of new, expanded, and/or updated Grow + Production (GP) structures or facilities. 

  • Partner with local Facility Maintenance Managers and vendors to ensure the timely completion of service requests 

  • Serve as a “first responder” to coordinate the activities following a casualty event such as fire, flood, storms, and other major events. Partner with local Facility Maintenance Managers and vendors to manage the immediate repairs and ongoing repair work following the event. 

  • Maintain positive and responsive relationships with government and safety related officials and inspectors 

  • Work with the Retail Property Management team to establish national procurement and service arrangements 

  • Physical Requirements of the Job: 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. Ability to tolerate moderate to loud exposure to noise level. Exposure to long periods of bright lights. Long periods of prolonged use of office equipment including computers and phones.

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 background check – certain criminal convictions may disqualify candidates based on state marijuana licensing regulations.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, facility maintenance, horticulture, agriculture or related field. Advanced degree preferred. 

  • 7+ years experience in a mutli-site Maintenance leadership position, Agricultural or Mechanical Engineer, or similar 

  • Experience in a project management role overseeing mtulitple simultaneous projects. 

  • Previous commercial cannabis growing experience preferred.  

  • Sound technical understanding in agricultural engineering options for indoor growing facilties including air, water, and equipment.   

  • Experience designing or assisting with the design of grow facilities. 

  • Some exposure to food processing design and equipment helpful. 

  • Proficient knowledge in environment, health and safety standards in agricultural operations required. 

  • Knowledge of food safety, security and GMP guidelines.  

Technological Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 

  • Familiarity with connected growing technology 

  • Familiarity with cultivation monitoring systems 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Success with design and function for indoor crops. 

  • Experience with Argus, Priva, or similar indoor farming controls systems.  

  • Experience with HVAC, boilers, chillers, etc.  

  • Experience with quality programs and data-driven business evaluation. 

  • Food processing industry experience is helpful.  

  • Experience effectively implementing and utilizing information systems that create operational efficiencies and better information is highly valued 

  • Creative problem solver  

  • Strong analytical skills 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Honesty, integrity, and fairness.