About Central Coast Agriculture:
Headquartered north of Santa Barbara in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, CCA is a company focused on utilizing science and sustainability to grow quality, modern crops. Our unmatched commitment to innovating both organic farming and modern manufacturing means our customers have access to products that exceed expectations.
We breed, grow, and cultivate the highest quality cannabis so we can then process, manufacture, and package the highest quality single-source products on the market under our brand, Raw Garden.
We are a team of change-makers, modern farmers, scientists, and business professionals focused on leading the charge for agricultural innovation.
We are on a mission to be the most trusted and loved brand in Cannabis.
About The Role:
The working environment will include office, warehouse, shop, and greenhouse/hoop house environments. To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required for this position.
What You'll Do
+ Participate in the planning, preparation, and execution of CCA activities with the Cultivation Director, Nursery Director, and Crop Production Manager to assess and complete projects related to all Central Coast Agricultural farming.
+ Inspect the plants regularly and identify horticultural tasks that need to be performed. Prioritize horticultural tasks, develop work schedules, and coordinate their implementation with senior staff. Develop and implement SOPs with state and county regulations in mind.
+ Track soil and plant health through tissue and soil tests will work closely with vendors and their agronomists on long term soil and substrate viability plans.
+ Train and supervise staff in all aspects of plant maintenance and development including soil/substrate preparation, planting & transplanting, mulching, watering, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, propagating, raking, tree & brush cutting, chipping, and the proper use of shovels, trowels, fan rakes, grading rakes, spades, digging forks, pickaxes, brooms, hand shears, hand saws, loppers, pole pruners & pole saws, wheelbarrows, fertilizer spreaders, garden carts, ladders, and other hand tools.
+ Track hours of CCA staff as well as any temporary staff assigned to cultivation and work directly with Payroll and HR departments regarding staffing needs and payroll tracking.
+ Train and supervise staff in the proficient operation of push mowers, riding mowers, string trimmers, backpack sprayers, garden utility vehicles, tractors, pickup/dump trucks, chainsaws, chippers, pot fillers, hydroponic systems, and other power equipment in accordance with CCA safety protocols and regulatory standards.
+ Establish and execute 20+ acres substrate grow operation. Plan and budget for the initial build-out and staffing requirements with the Nursery Director, Crop Production Manager, Cultivation Director, and Packing House Manager. Manage fertigation and filtration control systems. Develop SOPs that align with the county, state, and federal regulations in regards to the cultivation of cannabis and workers’ safety.
+ Evaluate cultivation needs and supply inventory. Work with the purchasing department on inventory replenishment of BOM needs.
+ Monitor gardens and plant collections for pests and diseases. Report pest and disease problems to the IPM supervisor.
+ Create a harmonious and productive work environment. Addresses discipline issues and report them properly to senior staff and HR. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
+ Follows CCA policies, Procedures, Standards, and Rules & Regulations, and ensures that subordinate employees perform their duties safely and efficiently.
+ Ensures that established safety guidelines are followed and comply with O.S.H.A. and Right-to-Know standards.
+ Monitors assigns and assists with carrying out standard operational procedures, as required, including working overtime for harvest and transplanting.
+ Advises senior staff of forecasted equipment and supply needs.
+ Remains competent and current through self-directed professional development courses and attending training and/or courses as required.
+ Supports the overall success of Central Coast Agriculture by performing all other duties as assigned.
+ Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or bedders to tractors, using bolts and hand tools.
+ Drive company vehicles in a safe manner to haul equipment, supplies, tools, or farm workers. Operate and tow machines to specified locations when needed.
+ Able to work nights and weekends when required.
+ Performs the responsibilities of supervisory/senior staff in their absence.
+ Planning and Organizing- Engages in short and long-term planning, sets priorities to optimize time usage, adheres to schedules and plans.
+ Self Development- Learns, grows and maintains current knowledge in the field and advancements in pesticide application technology and machinery transport safety and compliance.
+ Accountability and Productivity- Holds themselves accountable to team members, accepts responsibility for their own decisions, sustains peak performance, and solves problems that impede productivity.
+ Maintain professionalism and live CCA’s core values at all times
+ Perform all other duties as assigned or inherent to the position
BA in Agronomy or related field
+ Organization- experience creating and implementing processes, accuracy attention to detail is critical
+ Willingness to work as a team
+ Experience with use of Metric
+ Expert user of Microsoft Office, MS Excel, and/or Google’s G Suite
+ Must maintain current knowledge and adhere to all policies and regulations of the Bureau of Cannabis Control, Cal Cannabis, and California Department of Public Health.
+ Functional knowledge of California cannabis regulations
+ Excellent time management and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment
+ Excellent interpersonal skills
+ Acts and dresses professionally
+ Ability to work well remotely and while off-site
+ Operates as a team player
+ Excellent verbal and written communications skills
+ Strong organizational and follow-up skills
+ Flexible in work schedule as needed.
+ Valid CA Drivers License and be insurable
+ Must be 21 years of age (or older) at the time of hire
+ Bilingual in English and Spanish (A plus but not required)
+ Proficiency in the English language, verbal and written format
+ Private applicators certificate for pesticide application
+ Availability to be on-call 24/7.
External Company URL: https://www.ccagriculture.com/
Street: 8701 Santa Rosa Rd