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LEAD CULTIVATOR

 

The Lead Cultivator is responsible for the following:  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, supervision, and guidance to Propagation/Production Shift Leads/Assistant Leads
  • Manage the cannabis cultivation process including cloning, transplanting, plant maintenance, pest management, destruction and product inventory management
  • Knowledge of pest and disease control and management
  • Verify plant health and identify problems (mold/disease, insect, nutrient deficiencies)
  • Environmental and Irrigation system use and trouble-shooting
  • Maintain irrigation system including pH and nutrient level
  • Develop strain specific amendment feeding program
  • Provide training to the team in all aspects of cultivating, mold and disease
  • Advanced knowledge of cannabis plant properties and genetics for strain production
  • Manage plant scheduling and organization to precisely project all plant needs on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to produce the best results for maximum yield count
  • Collect and review data to optimize yields for each strain
  • Maintain excellent records and document all information required in each batch record using good documentation practices
  • Forecast labour needs and create efficient work schedules
  • Identify concepts and plans for cost and productivity improvements
  • Control and manage temperature and humidity levels
  • Make informed decisions related to propagation and cloning concerns and culling diseased/unhealthy plants
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices within the cultivation area
  • Delegate tasks (cleaning, propagation, harvest, etc.) to the Production Shift Lead and Harvest Assistant Leads to utilize the team to maximize efficiency
  • Utilize Software system to record growing, harvest, weighing/packaging events (seed to sale system management)
  • Assist with conflict resolution within the department
  • Establish, understand, and follow all department SOPs and related forms to GMP standards
  • Complete all required documentation using good documentation practices
  • Strong communication with the Facilities Manager, Production Manager, and Executive Management
  • Review and approve all time off requests from Production Shift Lead and Harvest Assistants
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Masters or PhD in Horticulture preferred or extensive experience in legal cannabis cultivation.
  • Proven experience in large scale greenhouse plant cultivation.
  • Working knowledge of nutrient requirements, pH management, cloning, light deprivation, positive airflow, and perpetual harvest, etc.
  • Ability to prevent pest and disease / ability to recognize issues associated with pest and disease as well as the management and treatment of issues.
  • GMP experience considered a strong asset – willingness to learn Aurora’s quality management system requirements.

 

 

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

 

 

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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