IPM Technician

IPM Technician
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US-CO-Denver
Joe Dougherty

 

Purpose

The IPM Technician position is responsible for executing their daily role within the IPM department at a highly productive and efficient pace to achieve the weekly objectives.  This role is responsible for a variety of duties related to Integrated Pest Management as instructed by leadership.  This position must utilize knowledge about pesticides, pests, beneficial insects, and application equipment in order to prevent and suppress pest pressures.  The IPM Technician must participate in their job with professionalism and safety, consistently.  This position will report to the Supervisor of IPM and the Manager of IPM.  

 

Essential Duties

 

Procedures & Tasks

  • Scout for molds, mildews, pests, and abnormal plant morphologies.
  • Enter collected data in Google Sheets and Excel, send reports as needed. 
  • Ensure accurate and legible logging of a variety of paperwork and labels.
  • Maintain biological insect program by distributing beneficial insects, breeding sachets, and sticky cards.
  • Must be able to pass a medical evaluation, respirator fit test, and acquire the pesticide applicator license.
  • Maintain and operate spray equipment.
  • Up to date understanding of product labels, SDS, and mix rates.
  • Cleaning and maintaining all areas, equipment, and material throughout the cultivation.
  • Other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to assisting other departments to help facilitate the additional and/or supplemental work, such as, pruning plants, harvesting, trimming, packaging, cleaning and light maintenance as needed throughout the facility.
  • Apply pesticide treatments in a safe, effective, and compliant manner to all phases of growth.



Workspace and Material Maintenance

  • Supporting the Supervisor and Manager of IPM to guide and train IPM department members to maintain proper organization and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure organization and cleanliness of immediate work area.
  • Contribute to instructed cleaning, sanitizing, and organization in the cultivation.
  • Contribute and 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.

 



Supervision

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of IPM and Manager of IPM
  • This person will be asked to lead, guide, and train IPM Technicians in the department. 

 

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 six 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.
  • Handling state approved pesticides and beneficial insects.
  • Able to move about a typical office, manufacturing and warehouse environment.
  • Working in warmer, agricultural conditions, wearing cover-all uniforms for 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.
  • Consistent on-time attendance for all scheduled shifts. 
  • Handle and operate spray equipment for pesticide applications.
  • 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

  • Must have a state approved pesticide applicator license to perform role (If employee accepts the position, the company will fully reimburse the cost of acquiring).  
  • At least three months experience in the Production department to apply.  Must be in good standing for the last three months at least to apply. 
  • Must pass the CO private pesticide handler test to be 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 cultivation required.
  • Must be able to secure appropriate work credentials from the State of Colorado.

 

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

 

Proven success in the following job competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Detail Orientated
  • 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.