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Post Harvest Technician - Trimmer

Employer
Ethos Cannabis
Location
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 6, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Botany
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
Post-Harvest Technician

Ethos Cannabis

Website: www.ethoscannabis.com

Company Overview:

Ethos Cannabis is a multi-state cannabis company with operations in the cultivation, processing and dispensing of cannabis in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Maryland and we are pursuing expansion opportunities. Our goal is to have a clear and compelling consumer-centric vision focused on helping individuals feel and live better through their experiences with cannabis. Our mission is supported by our relationship with Jefferson Health, a leading academic medical center in the U.S., dedicated to collecting and analyzing valuable real-world data and developing educational initiatives with a focus on patient outcomes and quality of life. Jefferson Health is our Academic Clinical Research Center partner for our vertically integrated operations in Pennsylvania. 

Our principals have significant experience investing in healthcare, consumer products, and regulated markets and have been actively focused on the cannabis industry since 2015. Our leadership at Ethos Cannabis has experience developing and leading successful cannabis operators in the U.S. 

Position Summary/Objective:

The Post-Harvest Technician is responsible for assisting the managers in the day-to-day functions of the packaging, trimming, and harvesting areas, as well as storing finished product. The Post-Harvest Technician is a detail-oriented, operational team player with strong communication skills.

Post-Harvest Technicians are an integral part of the post-harvest team. By reporting the conditions observed of both the environment and products, they help guide the overall success of every production cycle. No detail is too small, and a strong understanding of all the components needed to carry out each task is necessary for success. Additionally, minimizing miscommunications and taking seriously the concerns of other cultivation and post-harvest team members ensures a safe and responsible workplace. Specifically, the accuracy and care in trimming buds and, weighing and packing eigths as well as the handling of finished plants during harvest, and the proper disposal of waste are at the forefront of the technician's priorities.

Technicians have the distinction of participating heavily in quality control over all trimmed and packaged product the facility furnishes for stores and vendors. There are many levels of quality control that multiple departments participate in, but the short time spent with the post-harvest team is crucial, considering its frequent handling and contact with multiple containers and surfaces. The Post-Harvest Technician's role in maintaining a sanitary and organized inventory of product depends upon the detail and thoughtfulness s/he exhibits in this position; primarily, the ability to effectively compartmentalize strains, batches, and corresponding numeric values to reduce any confusion or mislabeling.

We are seeking a passionate, driven, detail-oriented and collaborative Post- Harvest Technician to support the company's post-harvest activities. The ideal candidate will have the ability to adapt to our business model and is a collaborative team player but also a self-starter. Previous cannabis cultivation experience is not required. Role reports to the Cultivation Manager.

Responsibilities:
  • Environmental checks & ongoing observation
  • Harvesting
  • Correctly utilizing appropriate checklists, logs, process flow charts, and standard operating procedures
  • Cleaning & sanitizing
  • Monitoring environment in cure areas
  • Protecting finished product from waste or loss
  • Trimming
  • Sorting usable product and trim into distinct batches
  • Packaging product and trim
  • Correctly utilizing appropriate checklists, logs, process flow charts, and standard operating procedures
  • Facilitating accurate inventory control at all steps
  • Cleaning & sanitizing
  • Keep work and break areas free of clutter and debris
  • Ensure work uniforms are as clean as possible
  • Communicate effectively with others in post-harvest and other departments
  • Update any personal information which may be required for contact, payment, benefits, tax purposes, or similar contained in an employee's personnel file


Qualifications:

Required Experience, Education and Skills:

· Minimum of one year cannabis growing/trimming/industry experience preferred

· Certification(s)/education in agricultural, horticultural, or botanical practices

· Previous experience with inventory software, Excel, and Google spreadsheets

· Education in agriculture, horticulture, or botany preferred but not necessary

Other Requirements:
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
  • Ability to work weekends/holidays
  • Ability to perform activities for up to 8 hours a day
  • Extended time sitting, walking, bending, and reaching is possible
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 55 pounds for a distance of 100 feet
  • Must pass stringent background test requirements of PA


Ethos Cannabis is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the recruitment, selection, or advancement of employees on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, creed, age, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, or on any other basis prohibited by law. 

Ethos is dedicated to creating and equal opportunity workplace and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with past drug convictions to apply.  Must be 21 or older.   

Employment opportunities shall be provided for applicants with disabilities and reasonable accommodation(s) shall be made to meet the physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants or employees.
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