$120,000 - $160,000 a year
Number of hires for this role
2 to 4
US work authorization (Required)
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Full Job Description
Northern California’s leading Cannabis wholesaler is seeking a year-round Master Grower. Career possibilities are limitless in one of the fastest-growing industries in the US. Analysts predict this 14 billion dollar industry has the potential to become a 130 billion dollar industry in just under five years.
The Master Grower provides guidance and oversight to nine large-scale farms within an 80-mile radius in the Northern California and Southern Oregon region. The Master Grower will visit all nine farms on a regular basis to ensure the proper watering, growing, and horticulture methods are being utilized. This is a hands-on leadership role. Success metrics will be based on crop yield, crop quality, and most importantly the leadership approach utilized to garner high results. High performers with a poor disposition who do not value a team-oriented environment need not apply.
Each farm is privately operated and adheres to strict pesticide, horticulture best practices, State mandates, and safety procedures to ensure quality results for large-scale cannabis production.
The farms are located in the rural countryside of Northern California and Southern Oregon. Each farm operates either outdoor and/or greenhouse facilities. There are nine licensed farms with outdoor and greenhouse environments. Greenhouses average 3,000 sq. ft and the nine properties maintain a total of 40 greenhouses.
The Head Grower/Director of Cultivation will be responsible for strategically and technically managing all aspects of cultivation operations.
7-10 years of large-scale cannabis cultivation (outdoor and greenhouse). No home growers, please.
Formal education and training in horticulture appreciated, but not required
Familiarity with proper moisture management techniques, proper usage of pesticides according to state, local, and industry regulations, and thorough knowledge of pest control management
Familiarity with proper nutrient management and testing procedures
Ability to identify common crop insect and disease problems
Ability to observe crop stress sign
Ability to read environmental control panels
Ability to use nutrient supply systems
Supervise and provide hands-on assistant to aid the propagation of clones
Oversee (3-5) Farm Managers and provide guidance and direction to ensure plants are being properly tended
Follow predefined guidelines and make recommendations on chemicals and fertilizers to ensure plants are growing in an ideal environment
Inspect facilities and ensure proper maintenance is maintained throughout growing areas as needed. Don’t allow for any issues to become larger problems. Take swift action in order to maintain a safe and clean environment
Work with upper management regarding capital improvement projects that will be vital to the future growth and success of the company
Prior experience creating a system of organization, standard operating procedures, and inventory management preferred
At least 7 years of experience with horticulture of a large-scale commercial growing operation in a regulated cannabis program, horticulture operation, or wholesale operation with similar plants
Leadership skills building and empowering teams in a highly collaborative environment
Experience in integrated pest management (IPM).
Strong process management skills.
Skilled in working with technical experts.
Skilled in the use of horticulture automation systems
Skilled in METRC (huge plus!!!)
US Military Veterans will be given priority consideration
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $120,000 - $160,000 annual salary based on experience. Paid on a monthly basis.
Travel and mileage reimbursement or a company vehicle provided
Private company housing provided
8-10 hour shifts depending on the grow and harvest schedule
Monday-Friday and on-call as needed
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The Master Grower may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the farm.
We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $120,000.00 - $160,000.00 per year
10 hour shift
8 hour shift
Ability to Commute/Relocate:
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
This Job Is:
A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
Remote interview process
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
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