Lead of IPM

Lead of IPM
Jeremy Mewha


This position is responsible for leading the IPM department team members with effective communication and direction to achieve the weekly objective at a highly productive and efficient pace.  This role is responsible for leading, guiding, and training the IPM department team members to prevent and suppress pest pressures throughout the cultivation.  The Lead of IPM role must lead and participate in their job with professionalism and safety, consistently.  The Lead of IPM will report to the Supervisor of IPM.  This role will support the Supervisor of IPM to direct other IPM department members to achieve objectives effectively.

Essential Duties


Leadership Procedures & Tasks

  • Provide technical leadership, training, and guidance to team members. Ensure daily work, productivity, and quality goals are met.  Conduct employee evaluations, coachings, and other documentation as necessary to maintain consistent and successful results.
  • Ensure effective and appropriate communication with team members to increase team unity and operative flow.


  • Bring any and all safety, security, and plant health concerns forward through the proper channels including and not limited to the Supervisor of IPM, Manager of Production, Safety leadership, Compliance leadership, Security leadership, and/or General Manager of Operations.


  • Supporting the Supervisor of IPM to guide and train IPM department members to maintain and garden the cultivation.
  • Responsible for prioritization, completion, and documentation of all tasks performed by the team members as instructed by the Supervisor of IPM.
  • Must keep supervision of Technicians to ensure all work is being done properly and efficiently, in accordance with our SOPs.
  • Facilitating the work of the IPM department employees, by providing answers to questions, as well as providing them with the tools and resources they need to perform their tasks.
  • Maintain thorough, consistent, and professional communication with other Production and Processing sub-departments as necessary to achieve company objectives.
  • Support the Supervisor of IPMwith training, coaching, supervision, and disciplining appropriately within the department.  Be prepared to communicate, document, and report towards employees’ performance, behavior, and attendance.
  • 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, harvesting, trimming, packaging, cleaning and light maintenance as needed throughout the facility.


Workspace and Material Maintenance

  • Supporting the Supervisor of IPM to guide and train IPM department members to maintain proper organization of the cultivation.
  • Monitor and report any noticeable environmental or plant health concerns to the Supervisor of IPM and/or Manager of Production.
  • Ensure organization and cleanliness of immediate work area.
  • Contribute to instructed cleaning, sanitizing, and organization in the cultivation.
  • Participate and support leadership with efficient productivity and teamwork when resetting a cultivation space for reload.
  • 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.


  • Works under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of IPM
  • This person will be asked to direct, guide, train, supervise and discipline members of the IPM 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 before submitting the Grow Transfer Request form to direct supervisor (unless otherwise approved by the Manager of department).

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 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.
  • Handling state approved pesticides and beneficial insects.
  • Able to lift and move up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Consistent on-time attendance for all scheduled shifts.  Prepared for over 40+ hour work weeks within this position, regularly.
  • 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 state approved pesticide applicator license to perform role (If employee accepts the position, the company will fully reimburse the cost of acquiring).  
  • At least six months experience in the Production department to apply, and at least three months experience in the IPM department to apply.  Must be in good standing for the last three months at least to apply. 
  • Two years of work experience in a related industry or work environment.
  • Previous leadership experience in a related industry or work environment preferred.
  • 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 Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Marijuana Regulatory Agency Enforcement Division.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.


Proven success in the following job competencies:

  • Leadership, Coaching, and Training
  • Respectful and Effective Communication
  • Data Entry and Computer Usage Proficient
  • Time Management, Planning, and Organizational Skills 
  • Dedicated and Productive Work Ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Quality, Compliant, and Safe Results
  • Willing to give and 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.