Genetics Supervisor

Genetics Supervisor
US-MI-Warren
Ian Dumpert

Summary

 

LivWell Enlightened Health is looking for a highly motivated, passionate individual to take on the role of Genetics Supervisor.  The Genetics Supervisor will report to the Genetics and Breeding Manager, and Manager of Production. This role is responsible for cultivating new Cannabis varieties from seeds and clones and evaluating their performance potential for commercial production.  This position requires advanced knowledge of Cannabis cultivation techniques and garden management skills. Professional Cannabis Cultivation experience is required, and management experience in a commercial cannabis cultivation operation is preferred. This position requires a strong understanding of commercial cultivation techniques, indoor gardening, and horticultural science. The Genetics Supervisor will be responsible for day-to-day operations of a commercial cultivation space. They are primarily responsible for the cultivation and evaluation of large numbers of Cannabis cultivars and phenotypes, for desirable commercial production characteristics. Strengths in organizational and observational skills, as well as the ability to properly collect and manage data is necessary for this role. 

The Genetics Supervisor is responsible for the perpetual cultivation and vetting of new strains of Cannabis that meet or exceed predefined plant performance metrics, crop quality standards, and sales throughput. Responsibilities also include the continued evaluation and cataloging of genetics currently being produced commercially at scale. This position is a collaborative role that requires a teamwork driven approach, effective communication with production managers, supervisors, research and development, and data and analytics staff is essential.  A high level of self-sufficiency is also required.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and/or RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Efficiently and compliantly, propagate, cultivate, prune, transplant, irrigate, harvest, and process Cannabis plants by following LivWell Standard Operating Procedures
  • Operate environmental and irrigation control equipment.
  • Mixing and formulating fertilizer and other inputs.
  • Successfully identify and troubleshoot plant health and pest and pathogen issues.
  • Collect, compile, and format data relevant to the vetting of, and commercial production of Cannabis genetics.
  • Assist with genetic experimentation.
  • Assist the Genetics and Breeding Manager on other research, projects, and data entry.
  • Manage, create, and update genetic spreadsheets.
  • Interface with the Data and Analytics team, and testing and compliance team for METRC plant tracking, and state mandated testing requirements.
  • Oversee the sampling and testing of new genetics.
  • Track new production genetics through the growth phases and consult production management and data/analytics on flowering times, and planting densities, and special gardening techniques.
  • Evaluation and ranking of new cultivars for production
  • Assist with legally sourcing, acquiring and onboarding new genetics.
  • Phenotype new varieties of plants and take detailed observations.
  • Operate instruments and sensors for data collection.
  • Organize, maintain and clean the Cultivation space and the equipment within.

 

Supervision

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Genetics and Breeding Manager, and Manager of Production

 

Job Requirement

  • This position is expected to perform a variety of duties in a productive and efficient manner, consistently.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Self Sufficient and able to work independently.

 

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.
  • Working 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.
  • Consistent, on-time attendance for all scheduled shifts, as well as an open availability when off-hours and weekend care for the plants is necessary. The health of the plants in the genetic vetting cultivation space is the primary responsibility of the Genetic supervisor, regardless of regular working hours.
  • 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

  • Minimum one year of work experience in commercial Cannabis cultivation required. (previous Cannabis cultivation management experience is preferred.)
  • 5+ Years of Cannabis Cultivation experience preferred. (Private, hobbyist, caregiver, etc)
  • Previous experience growing cannabis indoors from seed a plus.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Excel and Word).
  • Possessing a basic understanding of plant genetics and principles of heredity are a plus.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced production environment preferred.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • A proficiency in METRC is a plus.
  • MDARD Commercial Pesticide Applicators License is a plus
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to secure appropriate work credentials from the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Marijuana Regulatory Agency Enforcement Division.

 

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

 

Proven success in the following job competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Leadership
  • Dedicated and Productive Work Ethic
  • Respectful and Effective Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Consistent, 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.