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SUPERVISOR, CULTIVATION (IRRIGATION)

Location: Bradford, ON

 

 

AREA OF FOCUS:

  • Growing plants to Lead cultivator’s standards and best horticultural practices
  • Irrigation system and BAS software
  • Integrated pest management
  • Chemical application coordination

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate and maintain irrigation systems. Troubleshoot when necessary.
  • Ensure healthy crop growth by maintaining good root zone conditions (EC/pH) as well as proper irrigation frequencies.
  • Coordinate mixing fertilizers according to guidelines/policies.
  • Procure fertilizer and biological agents. Track and maintain inventory levels.
  • Document nutrient usage and maintenance.
  • Participate and coordinate grow room sanitation efforts as well as other chemical applications deemed necessary.
  • Coordinate and perform general preventative and corrective maintenance of the system when required.
  • Collect and interpret fertilizer concentrations. Take necessary actions to adjust fertilizer levels.
  • Communicate with other departments to ensure timely & effective operations, including facility maintenance.
  • Along with area supervisors, manage and coordinate IPM related activities.
  • Train, coach, manage and empower Irrigation 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.
  • Where applicable, must adhere to Aurora's SOPs and comply with Health Canada’s Cannabis Act. In addition, must adhere to all ISO requirements and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
  • Where applicable, promote and maintain ISO and GMP requirements.
  • 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.
  • Weekend work on a rotating basis.
  • Actively and proactively engage in the ongoing management and improvement of Aurora’s quality system.
  • Where applicable, promote and maintain GMP requirements.
  • Other duties as required.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • 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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and irrigation equipment is required
  • Previous greenhouse experience is required
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred
  • Post-secondary degree in Agriculture/Horticulture is required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to achieve objectives.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate to excellent computer skills in MS Office
  • Excellent time management, leadership, decision making, and interpersonal skills
  • Mechanically inclined and able to work with tools
  • Experience using climate/irrigation control systems (Priva, Argus, or Hoogendoorn) is an asset

 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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.

 

Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. At Aurora, we are committed to do business inclusively and accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know.


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