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Staff Grower

Company: Progressive Plant Research
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

*We are seeking a Staff Grower to add your valuable expertise to our team! *We believe in the transformative power of cannabis: we hold an OLCC Marijuana Research Certificate and Producer License in Oregon, and cultivate in a highly-controlled environment dedicated to research and breeding. It requires a team that takes pride in quality and precision, respect for each other, the plants we tend, and the world we share.

We value a team with *diverse backgrounds, *and seek people that bring *unique contributions *in education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran's status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

We're proud to be a flagship partner with the *Energy Trust of Oregon *and are on track to reduce energy use in our grow *by approximately 900,000 total kWh/year - *the equivalent of taking 140 passenger vehicles off the road for one year! We've made good progress in reducing water waste, nutrient run-off, and other outputs - and continually looking for more ways to make a positive impact in agricultural sustainability.

We pay 70% of individual health and dental premiums on our base plans and offer a suite of other employee benefits, including *15 days of PTO* and employee *stock options.*

*Job Responsibilities: *

This is a full-time position, with 5 daytime shifts per week, which may include either a Saturday or Sunday shift.

* Maintain plant health and vigor in a large-scale commercial cultivation environment, managing water and nutrient requirements, growing mediums, light requirements, temperature control, airflow, humidity, and so on.
* Skillfully manage cloning, seeding, transplanting, defoliation, topping, trellising, harvesting/trimming, drying, curing, manicuring, waste disposal, etc.
* Diagnose and correct plant nutrient and health conditions for optimal plant health.
* Monitor and oversee on-time plant schedules, inventory and supply to meet crop needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
* Ability to learn and work successfully inside of METRC, cannabis regulations, and complex research growing protocols.
* Support and enhance efforts in cost control, waste and energy reduction, quality, and safety.
* Accurately complete data collection and project documentation in compliance with research standards and OLCC requirements.
* Contribute to the development and maintenance of crop improvements, growing protocols and nutrient regimens.
* Maintain and contribute to a safe working environment, following all safety protocols and OSHA regulations.

*Qualifications: *

* 2+ years of growing experience in large-scale commercial cultivation facilities.
* Moderate knowledge of the cannabis plant, its growing requirements, and traits.
* A Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture, Biology, Agriculture, or equivalent. Diploma a plus but not required with equivalent work experience.
* Ability to learn and manage greenhouse environmental control systems.
* Knowledge of or ability to learn and apply industry rules and regulations.
* Knowledge of techniques for planting, growing, and harvesting cannabis (including storage/handling techniques).
* Experience operating commercial production systems and an understanding of soilless growing methods.
* Ability to plan and operate in both small and large scales (10k+ square foot canopy facility).
* Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage time, set priorities, and handle multiple obligations at the same time. Must also be detail-oriented, independently motivated, and actively promote a clean and orderly environment.
* Ability to plan and track goals, projects, and plants proficiently and accurately in various software programs.
* Ability to effectively share knowledge with other staff.
* Certification in METRC and/or experience with quality assurance programs a plus.

*Physical Requirements: *

* Ability to work in indoor or outdoor agriculture environments in the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, as well as a general office environment.
* Standing and/or walking for long periods of time doing repetitive tasks. Bending and lifting repeatedly.
* Able to carry up to two 2 gallon pots per hand and one 3 gallon pot per hand when spacing plants. Ability to lift 50+ lbs.
* Good visual acuity, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and the ability to perform repetitive motions with accuracy and manipulate machinery.
* Available for occasional overtime work if needed based on project cycles.

*Employment is Contingent on the following: *

* Ability to work legally in the US
* Ability to pass an OSHA respirator fit test if required by OSHA.
* A valid OLCC Marijuana Worker Permit. Candidates with a Worker Permit in hand will be considered with priority, but we are open to the right candidate with a permit application in process.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $21.00 per hour

* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Holidays
* Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees and visitors must self-attest to being symptom-free upon check-in. All high-touch areas are routinely and frequently sanitized. Vaccines are encouraged but not required.

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Hillsboro, OR 97124: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Progressive Plant Research, Hillsboro , Staff Grower, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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