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CULTIVATION & OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN - AURORA COAST

 

Reporting to the Greenhouse Manager, the Cultivation & Operations Technician will be responsible for cultivation and operational duties in Aurora’s cutting-edge cannabis breeding greenhouse, located in Comox, BC. It is a permanent, full-time position with a 3 month probation period.

 

The successful candidate will work with a team to create an environment that supports Aurora’s state-of-the-art breeding and genetics research. We are looking for an organized, hard-working individual who works well in a small team. The position is suitable for someone who likes a fast-paced work environment with multiple tasks to plan and implement on a daily basis.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Greenhouse Manager and Senior Cultivation Technician to plan and organize cultivation and operations activities at Aurora Coast
  • Assist with cultivation tasks such as cloning, seeding, transplanting, pruning, and harvesting
  • Assist with operational tasks such as equipment maintenance and monitoring, filter cleaning or replacement, and small scale construction including plumbing and air systems to support the mechanical, water, and electrical systems at Aurora Coast
  • Assist with cleaning and sterilizing greenhouse rooms and equipment using industrial cleaners and disinfectants
  • Work with computerized maintenance systems to track servicing and maintenance needs
  • Comply with company safety, regulatory standards and workplace standards
  • Contribute to team efforts to ensure a safe, efficient, and cooperative work environment

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Practical experience with plant cultivation, horticulture, and related plant care tasks; formal horticulture or related training is an asset but not required
  • Practical experience with equipment, small-scale construction, and facility maintenance
  • Basic knowledge of the life cycle of cannabis, but cannabis industry experience is not a pre-requisite
  • Comfortable with basic use of Microsoft office tools such as Excel and Word
  • Ability to work as part of a team and meet deadlines
  • Certifications in first aid or equipment (scissor lift) use are considered an asset

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Physical effort is required: lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 22 kgs
  • Work environment temperatures range from 20 to 32 degrees Celsius, and 50 to 85% humidity
  • Repetitive use of hands, wrists and forearms for tasks such as pruning
  • Use of pesticides licensed for use on cannabis and industrial cleaners

 

Note: 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.

 

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

 

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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