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OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN

Job location: Comox, BC
Employment type: Temporary employment, 6-month contract working onsite (starting from October 1, 2022 to Mar 31, 2023)
Division: Science & Innovation
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 dynamic professional who is looking for a challenging career opportunity? Does the idea of working with like-minded individuals in a fun setting excite you? If so, our A-Team is the perfect place for you!  
 
Our team is searching for a dynamic professional to join our Coast team (Comox) in the role of Operations Technician! In this role, you will have the opportunity to jumpstart your career at Aurora by assisting the Operations Team in maintaining the facilities mechanical and electrical infrastructure and also supporting in general construction activities and the Cultivation Team when needed at Aurora Coast – Aurora’s cutting-edge cannabis breeding greenhouse. Sound exciting? Here is a little more… 

 

As an Operations Technician, you will… 

  • Assist in maintaining electrical and mechanical systems that support the greenhouse and research building.
  • Undertake small-scale construction activities such as building or retrofitting greenhouse tables, greenhouse irrigation, or exterior landscaping.
  • Undertake routine maintenance such as changing filters or screens.
  • Work with outside contractors or other Aurora staff to undertake more complex maintenance or repairs.
  • Work with the Cultivation Team to support planting, harvesting, and greenhouse cleaning when needed.
     

As an experienced professional you will have…

  • Practical experience with mechanical equipment and control systems.
  • Practical experience with electrical equipment and control systems.
  • Knowledge of basic construction techniques.
  • Experience with safety requirements such as lifts, ladders, and PPE use.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Broad knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and control systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while repairing or maintaining complex equipment under a deadline.
  • Self-motivated and team focused.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Basic computer skills such as email, Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Time management and follow-up skills; highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Effective team player and leader; approachable and supportive.

 

Bonus points if you have…

  • Experience working in a greenhouse environment is considered an asset.

 

You’re the perfect fit for this role because…

  • You have minimum of 5 years’ experience working with mechanical, electrical, and related systems.
  • You have minimum of 5 years’ general construction experience.

 

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! 
     
  • Total Rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, company SWAG, team activities, 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 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? Share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think may be interested while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities through our Aurora Careers Page (hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this position 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!

 

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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