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Cultivation Technician – engin sciences

  • Farming & Outdoors
  • Fulltime
  • 1 year ago
  • Syracuse

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 0-2 years

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Cultivation Technician is responsible for contributing to all or most aspects of plant production including propagation, watering, pruning, trellising, defoliating, monitoring, and harvesting of plants. Other tasks such as transplanting, moving plants, Data collection and entry, making fertilizer solution, irrigation system management, cleaning and sanitation of grow rooms and equipment, and other tasks as assigned may also be responsibilities of the Cultivation Technician.

This is a hands-on, moderately labor-intensive position working in a warm and humid indoor environment. Employees must be able to lift 70lbs, perform repetitive tasks and be on their feet for 10-hour shifts. Weekend and Holiday shifts may be required.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Monitor and maintain plant health

Daily and routine plant maintenance tasks

Maintain environmental conditions for optimal plant growth

Sanitation and cleaning of all cultivation spaces

All other activities related to plant production from propagation through harvest

Follow all rules, guidelines, and SOPs to ensure compliance with all regulations, adherence to food safety standards, and to maintain a safe work environment

Ensures that the cultivation areas are cleaned/sanitized and kept in an orderly manner.

Ensures all instrumentations/equipment is calibrated and functioning properly by performing regular preventative maintenance.

Timely contact the manager or lead tech when instruments/equipment is found to be in need of maintenance/repair.

May help in other departments as needed/Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

Demonstrated horticulture experience

Ability to work independently and under pressure

Broad mechanical aptitude

Demonstrated ability to work in a physical capacity

Communication Proficiency

Independent thinking and initiative

Critical thinking and problem solving

Attention to detail

Good organizational skills

Ability to effectively use computer-based seed-to-sale inventory software

Supervisory Responsibility:

No supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment

The job is performed indoors in a traditional greenhouse like setting. Exposure to heat, bright lights and organic chemicals is expected. Protective safety clothing, shoes, glasses, goggles, gloves, facemasks, or hat are required as needed.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Activities include extended periods of sitting or standing and extensive work using laboratory equipment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must have the ability to lift up to 70lbs and 50lbs overhead. Must be able to climb a ladder, bend over, kneel, crouch and reach.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days vary depending on needs. Can expect to work 4- 10 hour shifts 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Overtime and is rarely expected. Must be able to work weekends and some Holidays

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