Distillation Technician

Distillation Technician
Kara Gardner



The Distillation Tech is responsible for taking product and using company methods and procedures to distill cannabis oils to be produced into our Magnitude vape pen and Infusiasm product lines.  All policies and standard operating procedures must be followed at all times to ensure the safety of all employees. The Distillation Tech is expected to operate under the highest standards of compliance and professionalism.



Essential Duties



  • Produce Distillate for vape pens, edibles, and topicals according to company procedure and quality standards.
  • Record all Ethanol Extraction, Winterization (if needed) and Distillation data using the Extraction Hash Counters.


Work Environment

  • Adhere to all work safety requirements including but not limited to lifting, bending, and move up and down ladders throughout shift.
  • Perform regular cleaning and maintenance on work surfaces, tools and related equipment to ensure the MIP is well maintained.
  • Keep doors closed when not in use.
  • Wear PPE/protective clothing when working with plants, solvent and Hash Oil.
  • Before exiting the facility remove protective clothing and ensure that there is no cannabis on your personal clothing, shoes, or hair.


Equipment and Safety

  • Operate distillation equipment safely according to company procedures to produce end product for our infused line.
  • Perform daily safety checks and preventative maintenance.
  • Participate in weekly safety meetings to stay up to date on all Safety Rules.
  • Ensure health and safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes and acting in a safe manner at all times.
  • Employee will be expected to perform a successful respirator fit test once onboarded to the Extractions department. Respirator fit test recertifications will be performed on a yearly basis and must be passed each year in order for the employee to maintain their position within Extractions/Distillation.




  • Information learned in the Extractions Department is proprietary and confidential.
  • Any techniques or processes learned in the Extraction Department are the property of Livwell and are not to be shared or disseminated to any other individuals or departments.
  • Failure to comply may result in disciplinary actions up to termination from the Company.


Compliance and Reporting

  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations.  
  • Work with management to assure all steps are being taken to assure company compliance with the Marijuana Enforcement Division (Colorado) and/or the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (Michigan).
  • Ensure that workflow and work procedures are documented and that appropriate controls and audit are in place to ensure data and processing integrity.


Other Duties

  • When all scheduled work is complete, the supervisor will assign duties as needed such as, Deep cleaning the MIP, detail extraction/distillation equipment and assisting other departments to help facilitate the additional and/or supplemental work such as trimming, bagging, harvesting, and packaging.





  • Works under the direct supervision of the Distillation Supervisor and Extractions Manager.
  • This person does not supervise others.



Job Qualifications


Work Experience

  • One to three years of work experience in a related industry or work environment.
  • One to two years of lab experience preferred.
  • Previous Growing/Extracting experience preferred.
  • Previous Distillation experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication capabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to work with and dispose of highly flammable gasses.
  • Knowledge of Extraction procedures (water, alcohol, Co2, Hydrocarbon).
  • Knowledge of Distillation procedures (winterization, decarboxylation, distillation).
  • Knowledge of safety rules for related laboratory equipment  
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws relating to key areas of responsibility.
  • Must be able to secure appropriate work credentials from the Colorado Department of Revenue, MED.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • BS/BA in physical or life sciences preferred.


Proven success in the following job competencies

  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Results
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making


Working Conditions


  • Able to use a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Able to move about a typical office, manufacturing, warehouse, or retail environment.
  • Able to perform general office managerial and administrative activities.
  • Able to take instructions and follow direction as delegated by managers.
  • Completion of associated paperwork.
  • Ability to develop skills necessary in the extraction process.
  • Ability to wear and properly use personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to work overtime when necessary.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs, ladder work, carrying buckets, bending and lifting all day.
  • Ability to follow standards of procedure.
  • Ability to work in elevated noise levels, confined spaces with the potential for exposure to various chemical agents.
  • Regular and on-time attendance.
  • Hours regularly exceed 40 hours per week.
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.


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.