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Postharvest Manager

Post Harvest | New Castle, PA | 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 Postharvest Manager is responsible for supervising the day-to-day postharvest work in accordance with standards set by the company. Provides direct support for all Postharvest Associates, including schedules, training, policy and procedure updates, and adherence to Standard Operating Procedure including managing and tracking the harvest, dry, trim, cure and packaging of product Responsible for highest possible standards of work in postharvest, maintaining facility compliance, and cleanliness in accordance with State regulations and standards set by the company. 

  • Overseeing day to day operations in postharvest 

  • Set up and manage daily tasks for Postharvest staff  

  • Oversee and track weights/waste to document on the buck and trim log 

  • Edit cure room and dry room inventory as necessary 

  • Tag flower and trim in METRC/Leaf Logix/MJ Freeway 

  • Oversee daily trim room break down and clean up are followed and documentation is prepared and submitted as required. 

  • Open & Close Shifts- based on Cultivation Department workflow 

  • Supervising Postharvest Associates’ daily tasks and responsibility 

  • Allocate supplies and buckets to trimmers throughout the workday 

  • Statistical tracking, duties, and progress updates 

  • Track Gram per Hour statistics 

  • Trim quality and oversight of trimmer quality 

  • Trim to flower ratio monitoring 

  • Batch turnaround progress 

  • Batch tracking sheets finalized as soon as batches are completed 

  • Plant batch inventories reconciled day before harvest 

  • Dry Room Environmental logs and management 

  • Bucketing scheduling, supervision, and inventorying 

  • Allocation of trim buckets 

  • Bagging and tagging buckets 

  • Bucket inventories 

  • Burping logs & adherence to burping/curing procedures 

  • Waste logs & compliant waste disposal 

  • Organization, labor supervision, oversight, and quality assurance of harvest 

  • Ensure only quality product meeting high standards set by the company  

  • 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. Moderate to loud exposure to noise level. 

About You:  

General

  • Due to state regulations, qualified candidates for this position must be at least 18 years of age and able to pass a background check – certain criminal convictions may disqualify candidates based on state medical marijuana licensing regulations.

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on agriculture, manufacturing, crop management or business. 

  • Cannabis experience preferred 

  • At least two years of relevant work experience in a hydroponic vegetable production or bedding plant production facility is desired.  

  • Experience in quality control is helpful. 

Technological Skills:  

  • Experience with automation systems 

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Able to operate postharvest machinery 

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately 

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment 

  • Ability to initiate and follow through on work independently 

  • Ability to train staff 

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 

  • Able to maintain confidentiality 

  • Delegation and the ability to perform well under pressure 

  • Desired work ethic includes being detail oriented, highly organized, positive, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. 

  • Detail-oriented 

  • Knowledge of medical marijuana regulations preferred 

  • Must be able to take initiative, make decisions and be proactive.  

  • Proficient written and verbal communications skills  

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain and positive team environment 

  • Proven efficiency and ability to prioritize and manage time and task for self and others 

  • Self-management and supervisory management 

  • Strong computer skills for data entry is required.  

  • Strong ethics and sound judgment 

  • Strong work ethic 

  • Understanding of and ability to oversee and manage all production cycles in large-scale agriculture.