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COORDINATOR, CULTIVATION

Job location: Bradford, ON
Employment type: Fill-time Permanent Employment
Hours: 40 Hours per week


A little about us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!

We’re a global cannabis company driven by our passion to help people improve their lives. We have a diverse team who bring their best every day so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers.  We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71 and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.


Job summary

Are you a cannabis enthusiast with an energetic spirit? Are you looking to work with a fun group of people? If so, we would love to meet you!

 

We’re looking for an ambitious and hard-working professional to join our Cultivation team in the role of Coordinator, Cultivation!
 

As a Coordinator, Cultivation, you will….

 

Plant Health Activities:

  • Continuously monitor the crop to ensure optimal plant health and productivity.
  • Communicate and escalate all issues with a crop and/or the production process to all the relevant parties as required.
  • Recommend, perform and coordinate corrective actions such as the removal, isolation or destruction of plants.

 

Irrigation Activities:

  • Coordinate with the Irrigation Team to plan crop maintenance, grow room sanitations, fertilizer adjustments, climate changes, cycle changeovers.
  • Coordinate with the IPM department to plan, scout, distribute and perform applications.

 

Cultivation Activities:

  • Coordinate and participate in cultivation related activities such as stock plant maintenance, plugging, crop maintenance (defoliation, pruning, branch counts), harvesting and cycle turnover.
  • Take part and collect data in crop experiments and trials.
  • Must adhere to Aurora’s SOPs and comply with Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). In addition, must adhere to ISO 9001:2008 requirements.
  • Ensure crop growth specifications are acceptable by meeting or exceeded the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate daily activities to determine opportunities for improvement in productivity, efficiency and quality.
  • Schedule cultivation activities on a daily and weekly basis

 

Administrative Activities:

  • Communicate with other departments to ensure timely & effective operations, including facility maintenance.
  • Train, coach, manage and empower production staff.
  • Provide fair and balanced performance feedback to staff on a regular basis to encourage and motivate a positive workforce.
  • Openly and honestly communicate with all employees to build trust and effective teamwork.
  • Encourage employee involvement to achieve shared organizational objectives.
  • Participate as required in Aurora’s Joint Health and Safety Committee.
  • Recognize unsafe conditions and practices and make corrections to prevent injuries and product loss.
  • Support by completing safety inspections on the production area as well as being involved in incident investigation and inspection programs.
  • Position details and activities may change from time to time in order to meet operational needs.
  • Where applicable, must adhere to Aurora’s SOPs and comply with Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). In addition, must adhere to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series).
  • Where applicable, promote and maintain GMP requirements.
  • Other duties as required

 

You would be the best fit for this role if you have…

  • Physical effort is required, lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 30 lbs.
  • Temperatures range from 20 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius
  • Able to perform cleaning and crop maintenance duties while working on a step ladder
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and after hours as required
  • Repetitive use of hands, wrists and forearms
  • This position involves significant exposure to cannabis/plant materials, and it is therefore not likely suitable for an employee that may suffer from allergies to cannabis/plant pollen material, or experience other medical issues, such as asthma and hay fever, as a result of cannabis/plant material exposure

 

Bonus points if you have…

  • Post-secondary degree in Agriculture/Horticulture is an asset.
  • Previous greenhouse experience is required unless the candidate has an Agriculture/Horticulture Degree
  • Previous experience in a similar role is required
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred
  • Knowledge with climate control systems (Priva, Argus or Hoogendoorn)
  • Excellent time management, leadership, decision making, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to achieve objectives.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate to excellent computer skills in MS Office
     

Why you’ll love working at Aurora
Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Aurora, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that inspires our team to love where they work! From rewarding career opportunities to flexible work environments to team activities, we go above and beyond to prioritize your success and here’s how we do it…  

 

  • Flexibility: you will enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! With flexible working hours to compressed work weeks to paid sick and vacation time, you will be empowered to achieve work-life balance.
     
  • Total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary or hourly wage (with shift premiums), stock options, an RRSP program, annual bonuses, and a health and personal care spending account for you to use for gym memberships, ski passes or staycations.
     
  • Benefits: we will foster your health and wellness (and your dependents) with our employee benefits package including, employer-paid health and dentalcare premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $3,000 of coverage each year (because we truly believe cannabis is the best medicine). 
     
  • Life-long learning: we’re lifelong learners here at Aurora and will invest in your professional development throughout all aspects of your career! You will have access to a tuition assistance program, virtual learning activities and annual performance reviews, to ensure you are provided with the toolkit and support you need to succeed.
     
  • Perks: we love to celebrate our people by providing corporate perks including employee discounts, perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time, modern technology and snacks and beverages at all our office locations.

 

  • Team: we are a diverse and global team of cannabis enthusiasts, energetic innovators, fitness gurus, caring parents, foodies and more, with a collective passion to nurture an inclusive environment that helps you grow and provide people better days with medical cannabis.

     

Next steps
Think you have what it takes to join our team? So do we!

Apply today by submitting your resume along with salary expectations through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by a human recruiter (not a robot) shortly after you apply, and our team will contact you via email if we see a fit.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways! We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity!

Not the role for you? That’s okay! Visit our careers page to find the perfect opportunity for you or share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think would be a great fit (hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this posting to a friend! If they are successful, you will receive a bonus!)

 

Diversity and inclusion
At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic.
If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know! We are here to help.


 

Health and safety

Our mission at Aurora has always been to improve the health and wellness of our core community. We strive to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment for our team and strongly believe introducing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy will help us achieve this.

 

As of February 2022, Aurora has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and as a condition of employment, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or human rights accommodation prior to commencing employment with Aurora. If proof of vaccination is not provided or a request for accommodation is not approved, the offer of employment will be rescinded.

 

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.
 


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