Extraction and Refinement Manager

  • M Plant Productions, Inc.
  • Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • 18 Jun, 2021
Full time Cannabis Extraction Jobs

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to apply their skills, learn new skills, and become a key member in a growing cannabis manufacturing company. You will be working with a highly successful team of food and beverage, and cannabis industry executives, scientists, engineers, marketers, and designers who are collaborating to produce a diverse portfolio of products. 

Company Background, Mission, Vision and Values 

Background: M Plant Productions is a Type 6 extraction and manufacturing company located in Santa Rosa, CA. The food grade, 19,200 square foot facility completed construction in mid-2019. Our current product lines include The Root of it All® topicals and tinctures, Mistifi® Vape pens, and Tough Mama® infused pre-rolls and vape carts. We are starting a Type 11 distribution operation to maximize utilization of our large warehouse space and optimize our supply chain. 

Our Mission is to develop and produce demonstrably better products and brands that deliver outstanding quality, efficacy, reliability and experiences. 

Our Vision is to create the leading trust-marks for cannabis and CBD consumers. 

Our Values: Innovative, Entrepreneurial, Collaborative, Customer centric, Principled 

Position Description 

The Extraction and Refinement Manager oversees the daily operation and maintenance for a non-volatile supercritical CO2 cannabis extraction system from the receipt of cannabis material through post-processing of extracted material. This position is responsible for training extraction and refinement technicians, analyzing data, reporting on lab metrics, refining and advancing current systems, maintaining stock of consumables, and having a firm understanding of equipment and processes. 

Key duties and responsibilities 

• Meet Extraction Department operational KPI’s o Operate extraction system within approved operating parameters to create extract within quality specifications 

o Perform daily operational/safety checks within the extraction and post-processing room 

o Perform preventative maintenance on extraction and post-processing equipment 

o Schedule and facilitate maintenance on extraction and post-processing equipment 

o Accurately complete production records in line with state and local regulations 

M Plant Productions’ policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

o Establish a schedule to meet production and sales needs 

o Manage extraction department resources, delegate tasks and/or cover tasks as needed to ensure schedule adherence 

o Perform inventory management and arrange orders for consumables/parts related to extraction and post-processing 

o Adherence to Quality Management Systems and processes 

o Performs METRC and ERP transactions 

o Participate in the raw material sourcing process, in collaboration with technical and procurement team 

• Implement a continuous improvement program o Create change management process to implement improvements to the extraction program 

o Analyze data and create reports to demonstrate efficiency, throughput, growth, and process improvements 

o Make recommendations to management team on continuous improvement initiatives, including upgrades, capital expenditure (CAPEX) and resourcing needs. 

o Collaborate with Reliability Manager to install, commission, and operate new equipment, upgrades. 

o Design and assist in research projects for innovation, new products and process improvements 

o Create, review, and revise controlled documents 

• Demonstrate Leadership o Promote a safe, consumer focused, and collaborative working culture. 

o Hire, train and mentor extraction technicians and post-processing lab technicians. 

o Show ownership for the extraction department, and lead by example. 

o Inspire positive morale among extraction and post-processing technicians, as well as any other employee of M Plant that you work in close proximity to. 

o Meet regularly with direct reports, perform reviews, and set goals. 

o Stay informed on current industry and regulatory practices and advancements. 

o Communicate effectively, cross-functionally between multiple locations, time zones, and departments. 

o Perform any other job duties as needed including but not limited to production, inventory maintenance, internal audits, product development, and general cleaning. 

o Set realistic goals and expectations for your department and team. 

Requirements 

• Must be 21 years of age or older 

• A minimum of 4 years experience working in botanical or cannabis extraction, with a focus in CO2 and solventless extraction, and proficiency in post-processing. 

• A minimum of 4 years experience working with hazardous chemicals such as ethanol 

M Plant Productions’ policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

• 2 years of experience in management, strong proven leadership skills 

• Strong understanding of Good Laboratory Practices 

• Proficient in MS Office suite including Excel and PowerPoint 

• Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment 

• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and a positive attitude 

• Strong written and verbal communication skills 

• Ability to operate a pallet jack, forklift, and other like logistics equipment 

• Ability to read and write with excellent proficiency in English 

• Ability to perform basic math such as addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication 

• Ability to meet consistent attendance 

Preferred Requirements 

• METRC experience 

• R&D experience 

• Science or engineering degree 

• 30- hour general industry OSHA certified 

• First Aid, CPR/AED certified 

• DOT Hazmat employee and uniform waste manifest certified 

• Sensory/organoleptic experience 

• Strong working knowledge of BCC and CDPH regulations 

• Bilingual in Spanish and English 

• Passion for cannabis 

• Interested in sustainable business practices 

Work Environment 

This position works primarily in administrative, extraction, and refinement areas. The climate is controlled in the core facility and office. Temperature in the extraction lab can reach up to 90°F and employees must wear long pants and smocks while in the room. Temperature is semi-controlled in the indoor warehouse and may fluctuate with the seasons. The noise level fluctuates based off equipment being used and tasks being conducted. Personal protective equipment such as steel toe shoes, hard hats, ear protection, nitrile gloves, heat resistant gloves, cut resistant gloves, and safety glasses are required for many duties. This position will also work in close proximity to peers in an open office setting in an assigned cubical. There are cameras throughout the facility for security purposes. 

Physical Demands 

This employee is frequently required to walk/stand greater than 50% of the time, or as often as necessary in carrying out job duties. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close 

M Plant Productions’ policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus with the ability to see objects in presence of bright lighting (ex: computer screen.) Speech and hearing abilities are frequently required to interact with management, coworkers, temporary staffing, suppliers, and transporters. The employee will be required to do repetitive tasks such as applying caps, labels, packing materials, and typing. This position requires lifting, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching above shoulder height approximately 25% of the time. Must be able to frequently lift and carry >25 pounds. 

EEO Statement 

M Plant Productions is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the company’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. M Plant Productions does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 

We believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth and the community we serve. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department. We will be happy to assist you. We will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect any hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.