Cannabis Extraction Lab Operations Manager

  • GreenForce Staffing
  • Estacada, OR
  • 12 Apr, 2021

Job Description

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

Minimum Qualifications


  • 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