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Entry level Horticulturist

JOB PURPOSE:

The Horticulturalist is responsible for general plant care through the entire life cycle.  Monitors and cares for plants on a daily basis as they progress from clone transplant until harvest.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs cannabis cultivation tasks including transplanting, plant feeding, defoliation, topping, flushing, foliar feeding, preventive spraying, waste disposal, crop inspection, and harvest preparation
  • Monitors and records environmental factors including humidity, temperature, and CO2 levels
  • Monitors plants for pests and pathogens
  • Mixes nutrient solutions for plant feeding and records associated data
  • Performs water, media, solution sampling and testing
  • Maintains daily activity records and operations logs for all activities
  • Maintains a clean and sanitized work space by performing tasks such as sweeping, mopping, dusting, and organizing work areas
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent education
  • Must possess or obtain a Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) Employee Badge
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic organizational and time management skills
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Metric and standard measurement knowledge

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of METRC and Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) compliance regulations related to cannabis cultivation
  • Knowledge of cannabis cultivation nutrient requirements, planting mediums, lighting requirements, environmental requirements, soil growing methods, watering, container systems, hydroponics, temperature and humidity requirements, and drip irrigation
  • Knowledge of beneficial and detrimental bacteria, plant diseases, insects, fungi, and related methods to manage cultivation

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and push/pull up to 100 lbs
  • Ability to sit, stand, stoop, stretch, walk, bend, twist, reach, perform repetitive motions, and carry boxes or items
  • Ability to safely use and store chemicals including pesticides, fungicides, cleaning agents, and nutrient concentrates following manufacturer’s recommendations and/or SOP’s

COMPENSATION DETAILS:

  • Pay Range: $15.50 to $17.00; actual pay will be determined based on qualifications
  • Bonus Eligible
  • Accrue paid time off (PTO) immediately; starting at 2 weeks per year
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance plans available
  • Supplementary insurance plans available including Life, Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness
  • 401k and ROTH 401k plans
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