Cultivation Manager (Pooling Requisition)

  • Hire Life
  • Chicago, IL
  • 14 May, 2021

Job Description

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The Cultivation Manager is responsible for daily operations in cultivation including processes and procedures within propagation, vegetation, flowering cycles, and the pre-harvest phase. The Cultivation Manager typically reports to the Manager of overall Operations

Do you have what is takes?

  • 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, and preventative sprays, trimming, harvesting, drying, packaging, 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 Health Canada regulations
  • Supervision of inventory to meet the goals of each project
  • Liaise with Facility Manager on timeline for upcoming projects
  • 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
  • Catalog and analyze each individual strain from clone to flower to harvesting
  • Execute preventative maintenance and ensure an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is in place
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Good Production/ manufacture Practices (GPP/GMP)
  • Responsible for ensuring that Medical Cannabisis handled in accordance with SOPs
  • Generate and maintain accurate GPP/GMP documents
  • Handle all documents and associated responsibilities as they pertain to the receiving of raw materials, propagation, sowing, growing, drying, harvesting, packaging, storage, picking, destruction of Medical Cannabis
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance in response to the status of Medical Cannabis (i.e. release, hold, etc.) and on all GPP/GMP items as requested by Quality Assurance, the Senior Person in Charge, Responsible Person in Charge or the Alternate Responsible Person in Charge
  • Help to ensure that the security measures are maintained
  • Assist in the hiring and training of all production staff
  • Work with Senior Management to plan and develop future production space
  • Assist government regulators and auditors with inspections and audits of facility, operations, inventory, sales and regulatory compliance
  • Facility maintenance and troubleshooting as necessary


  • Degree in Horticulture, Biology, Agriculture with commercial growing experience would be preferred
  • Supervising Growers and Assistant Growers, Propagation and post-harvest crew
  • Strong understanding of genetics and plant care including a comprehensive knowledge of strains (sativa, indica and hybrids)
  • Ensure sound hygiene and housekeeping practices are in place and maintained throughout facility
  • 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.
  • Perform routine detailed inspections of crops for timely

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