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Head Grower - Snowflake (AZ) USA


 

 

 

 

Who We Are:

At Copperstate Farms and Sol Flower, we’re creating a better kind of cannabis company. Where we know happy plants begin with happy people. We aspire to high standards, take pride in our work, and drive for better results every day. At the greenhouse, our roots are growing flower, but we’ve branched out to offer an extensive range of cannabis products like edibles, topicals, and concentrates for retail dispensary locations. From farm to market, we are committed to the quality of our products and are always testing for patient and customer safety. By bringing together best practices from big agriculture, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical and retail industries, Copperstate is becoming one of the top cannabis companies to work for.

What We’re Growing:

As one of the largest greenhouse cannabis producers in North America, Copperstate Farms ranges over 1.7 million square feet of canopy and 40 acres under glass with additional greenhouse expansion plans underway. It’s here where we have been growing a house of cannabis brands that our patients and customers can trust, each addressing a different needs state and demographic. From the greenhouse to corporate to multiple Sol Flower dispensaries, we’re an inclusive cannabis community empowering wellness for all. Most of all, we strive for a culture where our employees view us as one of the best places to work. 

POSITION TITLE:                              Head Grower

POSITION STATUS:                         Full-Time Exempt/ Salary

POSITION RANGE OF PAY:          Depends on Experience

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

Copperstate’s Grower/Head Grower is responsible for collaboratively creating and leading the grow strategies in terms of strain selection, plant health and maintenance and R&D. This role is also directly responsible for day-to-day management of implementation of Copperstate Farms’ production overview including lighting environment, fertigation, and delivering healthy productive plants.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Directly responsible for nutrient and watering usage.
  • Directly responsible for proper environmental conditions by regulating humidity, ventilation, and temperature utilizing Priva climate control software.
  • Communicates all cultural or plant issues to the VP of Ops immediately.
  • Directly responsible for the troubleshooting of crop issues and diagnosis of unknown health or damage problems.
  • Directly responsible for maintaining records of crop activities and observations, including growth records to ensure the most effective data to produce the highest yield of production for each plant strain.
  • Directly responsible for delegating and setting routines for Assistant Growers.
  • Directly responsible for following growing schedules by determining schedules with Director of Greenhouse and VP of Ops;
  • Directly responsible for managing the training of Assistant Growers.
  • Directly responsible for fertilizer room and staff to ensure consistency of nutrients including PH levels, EC levels and checking drip and drain as well and making adjustments as needed to insure Optimum conditions for plants.
  • Directly responsible for final outcomes of the quality in labor tasks
  • Directly responsible for bio team on IPM schedules, application rates, treatments, beneficial insects and other responsibilities to ensure that plants are healthy as possible to maximize harvest and healthy environment.
  • Overseeing the Assistant growers schedule and Responsibilities. Working with to ensure production of plants and environment is optimum conditions.
  • Working with Production manager and supervisors on plant health, Scheduling timelines for production, overseeing SOPs and setting Harvest schedules.
  • Working with Scouting team on issues with plants and Approving destruction and removing for extraction.
  • Working with management on daily walk-throughs and meetings to make sure that production team and other Departments are updated and aligned.
  • Oversees strain selection and R&D strain process.
  • Works well and effectively with fellow co-workers.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information that is meant to be confidential.
  • Observe, see, hear and respond to directions given with effective outcomes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs.
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities.
  • Any other duties assigned by management, as applicable.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Head Grower will be results driven, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines in a high-performance manufacturing environment with unwavering ethical commitment and behavior. This person will possess superior analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor. He or she will possess strong verbal and written communication skills and communicate effectively with multiple levels both internally and externally.  A bachelor’s degree in plant science or biology is preferred along with 15 + years of experience in a large, high-tech greenhouse vegetable / cannabis grow.

DEGREE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture or related field is preferred
  • Extensive Greenhouse experience is required
  • Cannabis cultivation experience is preferred
  • Must have extensive experience working with Priva or similar systems
  • Leadership and training skills used in the management of cultivation/greenhouse departments

COMMITENT & DEPENDABILITY 

  • Willingness to be an integral member of a successful team and provide leadership
  • Dedication to provide the highest levels of service
  • Excellent attendance and reliability
  • Willingness to go above and beyond and to be flexible with schedule
  • Adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Dedicated to maintaining confidentiality in every aspect of the job

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, and use of hands.
  • Frequently requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push objects or materials.
  • Frequently stooping, bending, and reaching.
  • Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.
  • Must work in noisy and crowded environments.
  • Lift 25-40 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Sit for short/ medium periods of time.
  • Walk for long periods of time.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with this position.

 

OTHER PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

TIME MANAGEMENT: Must plan two to twelve weeks in advance, depending upon the directive given by the site supervisor.

STRESS MANAGEMENT: Periodic stress due to intermediate time deadlines and timely implementation of department particulars.

PUBLIC CONTACT: Effectively interact primarily with a broad range of people across many different arenas for the company.

RESPONSIBILITY: Work collaboratively with your supervisor in establishing, implementing, organizing, and evaluating an effective program.

 

 

To Apply: TracyH@CopperStateFarms.com 

 

 


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