Processing | Capitol Heights, MD | Full Time
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 Laboratory Technician is responsible for assisting with lab production, which includes but is not limited to distillation, extraction, winterization, production of cannabis infused products, compliance requirements, and workplace safety. This position will run complex high-end laboratory extraction machinery.
Run all aspects of processing cannabis into hash, extracts, tinctures, sublinguals and other products
Run complex high-end laboratory extraction machinery
Troubleshoot down equipment and perform equipment maintenance
Maintain an organized and clean laboratory environment
Understand and follow all safety protocols and SOPs
Maintain detailed record keeping
Oversee every step of the manufacturing process
Provide detailed reports summarizing laboratory results to lab manager
Follow written direction(s) and maintain a laboratory notebook
Ensure applicable policies, procedures and guidelines, are being met, including the safe and proper operation of any/all applicable machinery, instrumentation, and equipment
Operate laboratory instruments, make observations, calculate and record results
Understand and meet daily goals
Collaborate with lab team to meet production schedules
Monitor production line and collect samples for analysis
Follow SOPs and standard analytical procedures to meet Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices compliance
Record required data in lab notebooks, computer databases, and test reports
Practice good housekeeping habits throughout the lab with focus and personal attention towards a clean and organized work area at the end of each shift
Responsible for safe handling of hazardous chemicals and identifying and/or reporting of unsafe equipment, conditions and practices so that they may be corrected prior to an incident
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. Warehouse environment with artificial light.
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.
Associate or 4-year degree preferred, with relevant college courses in biology, chemistry, or physics
Prior Laboratory experience required
Previous marijuana industry experience preferred, with priority given to candidates with experience in licensed facilities
Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications and email.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Familiarity with basic scientific principles and laboratory terminology
Basic math skills
Familiarity with OSHA guidelines for dealing with hazardous chemicals
Understanding and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as they pertain to the cannabis industry, safety regulations, local municipal codes and organizational rules, regulations, directives and standard operating procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees
Highly detail oriented and organized
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrate responsibility, accountability, and dependability toward assigned tasks and duties
Strong ethics and sound judgment
Must be able to successfully pass a thorough internal and external background check