Integrated Pest Management Scout

Parallel   Franklin, MA   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 30, 2022
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The IPM Scout contributes to the overall health and quality of our plants through consistent inspection and identification of any and all pest threats. This individual will work hands-on monitoring the crops, ensure accurate reports of the crops' health and wellness are relayed to management, and implement IPM strategies designated by the IPM department.

This role is with NETA, one of the renowned retail brands under the Parallel umbrella. Parallel is one of the largest multi-state cannabis companies in the world, owning and operating in five markets; Florida (Surterra Wellness), Massachusetts (NETA), Pennsylvania (Goodblend), Nevada (A Joint Venture with Cookies) and Texas (Goodblend). At NETA, we are a passionate group of patient advocates, experienced professionals, industry leaders and philanthropists. We have come together to improve the quality of patients’ lives through personalized care and the best in the art and science of medical marijuana. We provide registered patients and recreational customers in Massachusetts with first-rate marijuana therapies at our registered dispensaries in Brookline, Northampton, and Franklin. For more information, visit https://www.netacare.org.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
Follow Policies & Procedures for the daily operations and fully comply with state medical marijuana regulations
Work successfully alongside other department Team Members and Scouts
Identify all pests and pathogens on plants
Document inspection of plants and any findings
Track affected plants throughout lifecycle
Perform other IPM related tasks
Perform cultivation tasks as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS YOU’LL BRING
Required

Age 21 or over
High School Diploma or equivalent
Valid Government-Issued Photo ID
Previous experience identifying pests and pathogens in an agricultural setting
Proficient knowledge of plant diseases, insects, and fungi
Proficient with data collection and data keeping applications
Extremely organized and detail oriented
Ability to be task oriented and manage stress
Ability to take direction from Supervisors
Passionate about the importance of medical marijuana
Preferred

Minimum 6 months IPM experience
Experience using a microscope and other magnifying devices
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to stand and remain focused throughout a 10-hour shift
Constant exposure to indoor growing environmental conditions (bright lights, temperatures, humidity)
Consistent attention to detail for 10 hours per day
Must be able to bend, lift and stoop continuously
No allergies to plant materials and nitrile gloves; job requires daily exposure to cannabis plants and nitrile gloves
Ability to lift 50 lbs. unassisted and up to 80 lbs. assisted
YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU…
Are self-motivated; micro-managing isn’t fun for anyone
Roll your sleeves up and do the work; strategy is important, but so is getting stuff done
Can work fast and be flexible; our industry is always changing
Play nice with others; we collaborate with each other a lot
Think creatively; sometimes, the “traditional” solution isn’t the best one
WHAT YOU GET
Employee discount
Consistent, reliable benefits; Full medical/vision/dental, 401k with possibility of a company match, access to company-sponsored well-being programs
Balance and flexibility; paid time off, paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements
Tuition Reimbursement Programs
Pet Insurance
Chance to make a difference; Employee Relief Fund, community volunteerism through our Parallel Cares program

Parallel

Franklin , MA