Outdoor Grow Technician

Green Thumb Industries   Centreville, MD   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on March 14, 2023
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The Role
Do you enjoy working in the garden? Do you want your office to be outside? GTI is looking for unique persons to join our cultivation team. The Cultivation Technician provides manual labor which supports the activities and operations of our cultivation department, while abiding by laws, rules, policies, procedures, and operational guidelines. Outdoor Cultivation Technicians will work outside in different weather conditions. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, positive individual who can think of no better way to spend the workday than tending, pruning and growing the healthiest cannabis plants with our expert care and precision.

This is a great opportunity for those looking to transition out of construction, food service, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and more!

Additional Details:

Shift: set shift that is either Sun - Thursday, Tues - Sat, or Monday - Friday. 8am-430pm ET
Pay: Starting pay is $16/hr, $16.50/hr after 90 days, and advances to $18/hr at 1yr of employment.
Benefits: 3 weeks (120hrs) of PTO annually, company paid holidays, med/dental/vision benefits, employee product discount (MMCC patient card required in state), and more!
Prepare the outdoor field:
Clear the field of debris
Layout irrigation lines
Install emitters
Fill pots with soil
Place the pots in the field
Loading the field:
Transplant young plants into pots throughout the field
Install trellis netting
Place plants in proper configuration
Install irrigation emitters
Scout for disease, insects, and poor plant health
Growing season care:
Prune plants
Defoliate plants
Ensure proper irrigation
Assist with routine spray applications
Scout for disease, insects, poor plant health, and ‘herms’
Harvest / Processing:
Prepare plants for harvest
Harvest designated plants for fresh frozen
Process fresh frozen material
Harvest designated plants for drying process
Hang plants in drying trailer
Breakdown / grind dried material
Conduct post-harvest field clean up
Break down outdoor equipment for storage
Clean out greenhouse
Clean out pole barn
Clean out drying trailer
Store outdoor equipment in designated locations
Mow non-cultivation areas within the perimeter fence line
Landscape along perimeter fence
Remove miscellaneous debris
Previous experience with plant life highly desirable – yes, your home garden absolutely counts!
High school diploma or equivalent required
Basic math and computer skills
Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative, and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness
Attention to detail and ability to focus on one task for extended periods of time
Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment
Ability to work independently throughout a workday with given directives

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions
Physical demands – May be required to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds (200 pounds with assistance)
The candidate will be working outdoors in various weather conditions
Additional Requirements
Must pass any and all required background checks
Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
Must be approved by the D.O.A. to receive an Agent badge
Must be clean shaven and able to meet the conditions for respirator qualification

Green Thumb Industries

Centreville , MD