Cannabis Post Trim Technician

Cannabis Post Trim Technician
Michael Mason



This Post Trim Technician position is responsible for executing their daily role within the Trim department at a highly productive and efficient pace to achieve the weekly objectives.  This role is responsible for a variety of duties to operate and maintain the post trim machinery to process harvested plants.  This position must fulfill their role with efficient productivity and accuracy.  The Post Trim Technician role must participate in their job with professionalism and safety, consistently.  The Post Trim Technician will report to the Leads of Post Trim and Supervisor of Trim.



Essential Duties


Procedures & Tasks

  • Take instructions and follow direction as delegated by leadership to meet daily and weekly, individual and team production and quality standards.
  • Execute the daily and weekly goals for processing the harvest batches through the wet trim machinery to achieve the defined trimmed quality consistently, accurately, and efficiently.
  • Operating the wet trim machinery as instructed and trained, safely. Properly use equipment and supplies to maintain its integrity and longevity.
  • Quality assurance review of product to be properly separated and processed.
  • Traying the cannabis material properly, consistently. Placement in Cure Bays as instructed.
  • Ensuring accurate and legible logging of a variety of spreadsheets and labels.
  • Support the communication and secure transport of product from the Trim room to Post Trim room to Cure room.
  • Proper use of accurate weighing of product and data entry input.
  • Clear understanding of workflow throughout the Trim and Cure department.
  • Take instructions and follow direction as delegated by leadership to meet daily and weekly, individual and team production and quality standards.
  • Execute the daily and weekly goals for harvesting plants in the Trim department. Processing the plants accordingly, separating bud material product, extraction material product, and unhealthy product consistently.
  • Be prepared to change technique and instruction based on variables, R&D codes, and strain attributes.
  • Assist associates to achieve team goals, and support the Leads of Post Trim with instructed requests. Be prepared to support instructing and guiding Processors in the department.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment following GMP certified procedures.
  • Be prepared to execute tasks within the Processing department, along with assisting towards company and facility objectives.
  • Maintain a culture of professionalism.
  • Other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to assisting other departments to help facilitate the additional and/or supplemental work, such as, Cure dept tasks, Packaging dept tasks, Farm dept tasks, cleaning, and light maintenance as needed throughout the facility.


Workspace and Material Maintenance

  • Supporting the Leads of Post Trim and Supervisor of Trim to guide and train Trim department members to maintain proper organization of the Post Trim room.
  • Ensure a proper upkeep of the wet trim machinery
  • Ensure the organization and cleanliness of the Post Trim production area. Ensure organization and cleanliness of the Post Trim room and Wash Bay.
  • Perform regular cleaning and maintenance on work surfaces, tools, and related equipment (scissors,
  • table, floors etc.).
  • Contribute to instructed cleaning, sanitizing, and organization in the cultivation.
  • Participate with efficient productivity and teamwork when setting up for the day’s harvest and finishing the shift.
  • Contribute and show support to associates with a safe, well maintained, and organized work area.
  • After use of equipment or supply, follow through with cleaning and organizing SOPs.


Compliance and Reporting

  • Follow all instructed state and federal compliance regulations.
  • Report any improper action of compliance regulations.
  • Following instructed procedures will maintain compliance and safety. Any compliance or safety mistake or error created must be reported to the leadership of the department.
  • Reporting data input as instructed for METRC plant tags.




  • Works under the direct supervision of the Leads of Post Trim and Supervisor of Trim.
  • This person will be asked to lead, guide, and train Processors in the department to assist and support the Leads of Post Trim and Supervisor of Trim, but they will not be asked to discipline Processors or associates.



Job Requirement

  • This position is expected to perform duties at a highly productive and efficient pace, consistently.
  • To apply for a new position, employees must have served within this position for at least three months and be in good-standing before submitting the Grow Transfer Request form to the direct supervisor.



Working Conditions

  • Able to use a computer and/or hand tools while sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Able to move about a typical office, manufacturing and warehouse environment. This position is part of a fast paced environment.
  • Working in proper PPE at all times of scheduled shift to sustain GMP model certification.
  • Working with cleaning equipment and machinery. expect humid and wet conditions while cleaning the machinery.
  • Conditions in this room can be loud. Protective sound deadening equipment provided and recommended while working.
  • Able to kneel, bend, reach, rotate, and stoop on an intermittent to regular basis daily.
  • Able to lift and move up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Consistent on-time attendance for all scheduled shifts. Prepared for over 40+ hour week working scheduled shifts with occasional overtime shifts to complete daily and weekly objectives.
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.



Job Qualifications


Work Experience

  • At least three months experience in the Processor role or higher in the Processing department to apply. Must be in good standing for the last three months at least to apply. Must pass the Post Trim Technician Test  to be fully accepted in the role.
  • One year of work experience in a related industry or work environment.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced production environment preferred.
  • Demonstrates ability to consistently meet productivity and performance requirements.
  • Demonstrates high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates professional and respectful demeanor towards others. Demonstrates respectful verbal and written communication capability.
  • Knowledge and background in cannabis manufacturing preferred.
  • Must be able to secure appropriate work credentials from the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Marijuana Regulatory Agency Enforcement Division.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Machinery Operator experience preferred.


Proven success in the following job competencies:

  • Technical and Machinery Skills and Experience
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Dedicated and Productive Work Ethic
  • Respectful and Effective Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Quality, Compliant, and Safe Results
  • Willing to take Direction



Note:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.