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Cannabis Grow Team Production Assistant

Groundworks Industries
Portland, Oregon, US
Closing date
Oct 7, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
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Full time
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Job Description
Cultivation Technician - Cannabis Grow Facility

Reports To: Sr. Operations and Facilities Manager

Location: Pruf Cultivar, Riverside Facility N. Portland

Schedule & Travel: Full-time, minimal travel within region, weekend availability strongly preferred

At Pruf Cultivar, we are thoroughly devoted to the pursuit of precision and beauty in all we do. Our focus is on continued education and specialized training in cannabis botany, with a shared passion for plant health and innovation. A single cannabis plant may come under the care of dozens of Pruf Cultivar experts during its lifecycle and High-Tech, High-Touch methods drive our Pruf Cultivar production ethos.

We're looking for team members to join us on our shared mission to inspire what's possible in cannabis. Learn more about us at

Pruf Cultivar is a member of the Groundworks Industries (GW) family of brands. GW is home to a collection of brands that seek to provide knowledgeable, and artful experiences that set new standards for the purchase and experience of cannabis. We are looking for folks who are passionate about cannabis and want to help us move the dial forward on building an inclusive and professional cannabis culture.

We are actively recruiting for Cultivation Technicians to join our team!

The Cultivation Technician is responsible for the production of high-quality cannabis crops delivered on time and within budget.

Informed by a 'Balanced Scorecard' approach - equally emphasizing People, Process/Technology, Customer and Finance - the Cultivation Technician accomplishes results through correct irrigation practices, fertilization and nutrient management, pest identification, monitoring and treatment.

This is accomplished by way of a respectful, constructive, and energetic style guided by Groundworks' core values and long-range objectives.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Effectively and efficiently communicates with peers and management team to solve problems
  • Positively collaborates with coworkers, celebrating success and overcoming opportunities
  • Contributes to optimistic and supportive team environment in a way that elevates morale, sharing concerns with management team when needed
  • Monitors and maintains environmental conditions and equipment. - observe that all equipment (including lights, fans, pads, vents, heat, etc.) are operating correctly.
  • Reports all issues or anomalies to the grow leadership
  • Supports the maintenance of the greenhouse environment - observe that all equipment (including fans, pads, vents, heat, etc.) are operating correctly Report all issues or anomalies to Manager
  • Supports all aspects of growing, including canopy management, watering, fertilizing, and spraying
  • Follows work schedules for crop action plan and report, mix and apply fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides, to plants as instructed by grow leadership
  • Inspects plants scheduled to ascertain nutrient deficiencies, detect insect/disease/pest infestations, and train under Production Supervisor and other grow leadership to assess and resolve situations to maintain quality product
  • Maintains grow-house protocols and accurate daily activity records and operation logs as directed
  • Executes preventative maintenance as it relates to pest and disease.
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and professional work environment.
  • Responsible for executing a detailed IPM program
  • Reports plant health concerns prior to them becoming an issue

Required Qualifications
  • High attention to detail with low tolerance for unmet expectations
  • Possession of "soft skills," including the ability to communicate thoughtfully and with respect toward others. A positive, flexible attitude and a common-sense approach are essential
  • Must be able to multitask and deliver measurable results
  • Results driven, with a strong emphasis on data to qualify approaches and outcomes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with computer software programs including MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) production software, and the State tracking system
  • Self-motivated to achieve goals
  • High degree of flexibility, that includes weekend and holiday work hours, a strong work ethic, and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Motivation towards process improvement, with an ability to be creative in streamlining process and flow of systems
  • Trustworthy and hard working with a commitment to an excellent attendance record
  • Marijuana Handler's Permit must be obtained prior to employment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Expereince with Metrc, Biotrack or other cannabis inventory tracking and regulatory processes strongly preferred

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, and kneel daily in retail and production environments that include concrete or other hard-surface floors and, in some instances, staircases
  • Ability to push, pull and carry up to 50 pounds multiple times daily
  • Ability to maintain focus and memory in environments with distractions such as heavy foot traffic, background noise due to public conversations and the gathering of people, etc.
  • Absent conditions that would prevent the occasional use of PPE such as safety glasses, masks, etc.
  • Ability to sit at a desk and work at a computer for several contiguous hours

Groundworks Industries and our family of brands are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are rooted in business needs, role requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, mental or physical disability, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

If you need any assistance or accommodations in the application and interview process, please reach out to us at or 971-254-4290, it would be our pleasure to partner with you!
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