Master Grower

  • CCS Green
  • Laval, QC, Canada
  • 26 Nov, 2020

Job Description

Our client, a late-stage applicant, expected to be fully licensed to cultivate cannabis within the first half of 2020, is in need of an experienced Master Grower to take on a leadership role within their state of the art, large scale commercial cultivation facility in Laval, QC.

The Master Grower will be responsible for performing all the tasks in the growing process including the selection and development of genetic strains and seeds, cloning, potting and transplanting, designing and maintaining nutrient recipes, feeding plants, defoliation, topping, flushing, foliar and preventative sprays, trimming, harvesting, waste disposal and inventory management.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform and manage all aspects of growing including selection and development of genetic strains and seeds, cloning, potting and transplanting, designing and maintaining nutrient recipes, feeding plants, defoliation, topping, flushing, foliar and preventative sprays, trimming, harvesting, waste disposal and inventory management
  • Maintain exceptional attention to detail to achieve consistently high quality and yield
  • Manage a large-scale production facility, including ensuring sanitation, managing budget, cost, performing general administrative duties, and purchasing materials as needed
  • Recognize potential problems and execute correction measures
  • Manage data collection for accuracy and ensure all tracking is compliant with regulations
  • Develop and/or maintain growing protocols and nutrient regiment
  • Manage plant scheduling and organization to precisely project all garden needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
  • Catalogue and analyze each individual strain from clone to flower to harvesting
  • Execute preventative maintenance and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for GPP/GMP
  • Help to ensure that the security measures are maintained
  • Assist in the hiring and training of all production staff

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in Horticulture, Biology, Agriculture with commercial growing experience would be preferred
  • Supervising Growers and Assistant Growers, Propagation
  • Strong understanding of genetics and plant care including a comprehensive knowledge of strains
  • Ensure sound hygiene and housekeeping practices are in place and maintained throughoutfacility
  • Understanding of biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with large scale commercial plant cultivation including nutrient requirements, media, light requirements, temperature control, air flow, etc. including but not limited to harvesting/trimming, drying, curing, manicuring
  • Extensive experience in propagation
  • Experience with automated environmental control software, programming, determining set points and monitoring practices.
  • Familiarity with the latest production methodologies, and industry software for production management, recording, and monitoring – record keeping software
  • The ideal candidate should also have a strong expertise in mold and pest prevention without the use of synthetic/commercial pesticides
  • Experience with operating industrialized indoor grow systems and mastery of soil growing methods (including micronutrients, beneficial bacteria and nutrient implementation)
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage time, set priorities and handle many obligations at the same time
  • Strong verbal communication, leadership and managerial skills