Extraction Lab Operations Manager
GreenForce is working with a vertically integrated cannabis company that is looking for a full-time Operations Lab Operations Manager for their extraction lab in Estacada, OR. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as good customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multi-tasker, is reliable and is committed to consistently meeting deadlines. Position will remain open until filled.
Compensation: $80k+(DOE) plus medical, dental, vision
BS/BA Degree in Chemistry/Engineering or related field preferred
Relevant experience as a Lab Director in a licensed cannabis manufacturing facility prefered
5+ years experience in a manufacturing/production setting.
4+ years understanding cannabis compliance laws at city, county, and state levels.
2+ years of operational experience with ethanol extraction, concentrate and oil post-processing, distillation and formulation.
3+ years of METRC software experience.
Any experience in developing a cannabis manufacturing facility from concept to operations is highly preferred.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Responsible for increasing operational efficiency and reducing waste, increasing run times
Operating highly sophisticated extraction equipment; Processing concentrates and extracts
Perform in-process and post-process quality assurance testing and conducting visual inspections to ensure all product meets or exceed specifications and expectations
Oversee extraction, production, planning, processing, and scheduling
Ensure that all regulatory compliance, including safety, environmental, and documentation requirements and all other data generated by the laboratory team meets quality control requirements.
Maintain accountability and inventory of all supplies, raw materials, finished products. and equipment by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
Demonstrated confidence, including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of professional assertiveness.
Work directly with the Executive Management team to define expected outcomes, identify issues and resolve through corrective action
Interview, hire and manage new employees
Ensures 100% compliance involving proper weighing, data recording, product tracking and security throughout all processes
Consistently operates in an efficient manner that also complies with all OSHA regulations, SOP’s, OLCC, and all applicable required procedures set by the company
Responsible for ensuring each product is properly labeled in compliance with OLCC
Cleaning and maintenance of extraction equipment and laboratory facility following current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), and standard operating procedures; complying with legal regulations; monitoring environment
Monitor and maintain production of the facility in accordance with the safety and sanitation laws, procedures, rules, and regulations
Responsible for the preparation of material to be processed in accordance with daily tasks
Ensures consistency and efficacy of product through quality control testing
Performs all assigned duties required to ensure a clean and safe production facility
Maintain accurate extraction production logs
Ability to thoroughly control all laboratory production equipment in a safe environment
Extreme attention to detail required
Accurately weigh and pack material columns to preassigned weights, clean material columns, dispose of waste
Clearly Tag (using metrc UID) all tubes
Maintaining all freezers cleanliness, organization, and function check daily (product is frozen)
Maintaining accurate inventory and tagging procedures
Clean and sanitize all lab equipment
Sweep and mop lab and all lab work areas
Assist with the beginning of day extractions preparations
Assist with cleaning and sanitizing production equipment
Assist with the nightly checklist
Clean bathroom when assigned
Do not show up to work impaired (including cannabis)
Lead by example
Be confident and comfortable answering all safety questions and concerns
Be confident answering all METRC related questions and concerns
Familiarity with all compliance rules and regulations
Must show high initiative and work ethic
Self-reliant on break length and frequency
Staying on task
Working quickly without sacrificing the quality, consistency, or integrity of the product
Being clean and sanitary at all times
Punctual, dependable, and reliable