Propagation Farmer

Propagation Farmer
US-MI-Warren
Jeremy Mewha

This Advanced Farmer position is responsible for executing their daily role within the Farm department at a highly productive and efficient pace to achieve the weekly objectives.  This role is responsible for a variety of duties to maintain and garden the farm as instructed by leadership.  This position must fulfill their role with efficient productivity and accuracy.  The Advanced Farmer role must participate in their job with professionalism and safety, consistently.  The Advanced Farmer will report to the Leads of Farm and Supervisor of Farm.  This role will support the Leads and Supervisor of Farm to guide other Farm department members to achieve objectives effectively.



Essential Duties

 

Procedures & Tasks

  • Supporting the Leads and Supervisor of Farm to guide and train Farm department members to maintain and garden the cultivation.
  • Ensuring accurate and legible logging of a variety of paperwork and labels.
  • Supporting the organizing and securing of all METRC tags.
  • Clear understanding of workflow throughout the cultivation areas.
  • Follow the instructions to complete duties and tasks asked by the leadership of the department to maintain and garden the farm.
  • Manicuring and defoliating plants to maintain health and optimize yields.
  • Preparing and loading tables.
  • Transferring plants from different areas of facility stages of growth.
  • Ensuring the accurate scanning of METRC tags for newly loaded plants.
  • Trellising tables with the plants for proper growth.
  • Building a plant canopy with trellis to optimize growth.
  • Harvesting mature plants to then transfer and securely transport to the Trim department.
  • 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, Trim dept tasks, Cure dept tasks, Packaging dept tasks, IPM dept tasks, Irrigation dept tasks, cleaning, and light maintenance as needed throughout the facility.

 

Workspace and Material Maintenance

  • Supporting the Leads and Supervisor of Farm to guide and train Farm department members to maintain proper organization of the cultivation.
  • Ensure organization and cleanliness of the 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.
  • Reporting data input as instructed for METRC plant tags.



Supervision

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Leads of Farm and Supervisor of Farm
  • This person will be asked to lead, guide, and train Farmers in the department to assist and support the Leads of Farm and Supervisor of Farm, but they will not be asked to discipline Farmers or associates.  



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 three 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.
  • Able to move about a typical office, manufacturing and warehouse environment.  This position is part of a fast paced 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.  Prepared for full 40 hour week working scheduled shifts with occasional overtime shifts to complete daily and weekly objectives.
  • 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 in the Farmer role or higher in the Production department to apply.  Must be in good standing for the last three months at least to apply. Must pass the Advanced Farmer (Farm) 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 preferred.
  • 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
  • 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