Cannabis Manufacturing Laboratory Manager

$65,000 - $95,000 yearly
  • Wemelco Industries
  • 08 Oct, 2021
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Job Description

The Manufacturing Manager (MM) oversees all aspects of the extraction, refinement, formulation, and packaging of cannabis plant materials into final formulated products. It is expected that the MM understands all steps and equipment employed and can serve as a final resource for all operational and technical questions. The MM is expected to maintain a high degree of organization, tracking batches as they move through the processing queue, and providing the required documentation to remain in compliance with both state and local regulations. This includes oversight of all SOPs and BOPs, as well as using traceability software to track product flow as it relates to all orders.


Additionally, the MM will oversee all employees associated with the processing operation. They are expected to oversee employee shifts, manage employee time on various equipment, facilitate training, administer human resource operations, and compliance testing requirements. The MM coordinates the efforts of the Manufacturing Technicians, Packaging Department, and Sales Manager to ensure compliant and expeditious delivery of products to retail outlets.


  •   Managing all employees in the extraction, refinement, formulation, and packaging operation(s)
  •   Tracking batches through the process, ensuring that product passes through each step quickly
  •   Upkeeping the track and trace software for all products and processing workflows
  •   Fulfil orders according to sales demand
  •   Coordinating with Sales Manager & Logistics to schedule processing and production cycles
  •   Maintaining SOPs, BOPs, EOPs etc. to ensure compliance and process improvement
  •   Manage batch label printing templates
  •   Scheduling and monitoring QA/QC testing
  •   General project management and oversight
  •   Shift and human resources management to ensure necessary staffing
  •   Identifying necessary equipment and supplies to be purchased

Education & Knowledge:

  •   Bachelors or equivalent degree required
  •   Understanding of Cannabis processing and refinement operations
  •   Strong knowledge of state specific cannabis laws, regulations and requirements
  •   Fluency with traceability software and tracking of cannabis orders
  •   Mechanical or laboratory experience (strongly preferred)
  •   Prior experience in manufacturing management
  •   Proficiency with computers including all MS Office and any specialized software to be used in the operation

Minimum Requirements:

  •   Lean manufacturing background required (Preferably pharmaceutical or food industries)
  •   Prior managerial experience preferred (+1-3 years)
  •   GMP experience preferred
  •       Strong understanding of cannabis processing and the manufacturing of cannabinoid products
  •       Computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft and/or Google systems

  Applicant must be at least 21 years of age, be able to pass a background check