Cultivation Controls Technician

Cultivation Controls Technician
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US-MI-Warren
Michael LaCount

Summary

The Cultivation Controls Technician (CCT) is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operation of all systems related to the cultivation and curing of cannabis. These systems include but are not limited to lighting, temperature, humidity, irrigation, and CO2. The skillset required for this role is a hybrid of technical aptitude and knowledge of indoor cultivation practices. In addition to day-to-day operation, this individual will be responsible for carrying out and assisting in development of strategies aimed at constant improvement of crop performance and resource use efficiency. This position requires collaboration across multiple departments within the organization.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and/or RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Daily monitoring of all system data points to ensure proper operation of equipment and control system programming
  • Immediate reporting of any abnormalities in system performance to supervisor and appropriate parties for repair/maintenance
  • Assist in diagnosing the cause of malfunctions to support repair/maintenance process
  • Implement new strategies in lighting, climate, irrigation, and CO2 as directed to achieve improvements to the cannabis cultivation process
  • Regularly take field measurements to audit the performance and accuracy of automated control systems
  • Assist in the preparation of reports on cannabis crop performance based on environmental inputs (temperature, humidity, CO2, lighting, air movement, fertilizer, and water).
  • Collaborate with cultivation farm team on reviewing impact of systems on plant growth and pest management
  • Participate in rotational on-call support for after-hours troubleshooting
  • Support in the maintenance of equipment controlled by Argus Controls system. Clean and maintain all areas, equipment, and material throughout the work area.
  • Perform daily walks throughout the cultivation facility to visually inspect equipment operation and plant health
  • Test equipment in the field as needed
  • Other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to assisting other departments within the cultivation facility such as, harvesting, trimming, packaging, cleaning, and light maintenance.

(This is not a primary responsibility for this position but may be required as needed)

 

 

 

Workspace and Material Maintenance

  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of immediate work area and shared spaces.
  • Ensure all equipment and tools are properly maintained, calibrated, transported, and stored.
  • Keep and maintain equipment maintenance and repair logs.

 

Compliance and Reporting

Working with cannabis in the State of Michigan requires adherence to strict rules and regulations regarding the handling of all finished and unfinished cannabis material. LivWell Michigan provides the necessary protocols to ensure employees are acting within all requirements put forth by the State of Michigan. Employees are expected to follow these requirements without exception.

 

  • Follow all state and federal compliance regulations, as necessary.
  • Report any violations of compliance regulations to management.

 

Supervision

This position works under the direct supervision of the Cultivation Controls Manager

 

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.
  • Able to work in typical agricultural conditions, wearing cover-all uniforms and/or protective layering.
  • 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.
  • 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 working with automated controls systems. This can include cultivation related systems or other commercial processes.
  • One year of work experience in a related industry or work environment preferred
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Excel and Word).
  • Understanding of computer networking preferred
  • Experience working in a fast-paced production environment preferred.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to work as part of team.
  • Knowledge and background in commercial cannabis cultivation strongly preferred.

 

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • College education or technical training preferred. (Or relevant work experience)

 

 

 

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.