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Post Harvest Processing Technician $16.50/HR

Company: Acreage Holdings
Location: Sterling
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionProcessing Technician General Summary: Under the supervision of the Processing Lead, the Processing Technician will assist with all Post-Harvest responsibilities, up to the point in which the material is handled for further processing at The Botanist's cultivation facility. This position is responsible for a variety of daily tasks, including but not limited to the following examples:

  • Responsible for plant inventory within the dry rooms and through the drying and shucking process
  • Monitor and oversee the environmental conditions of the dry rooms to ensure they remain within acceptable tolerances
  • Responsible for assisting with multiple types of harvests ("Fresh Frozen" and Standard harvest)
  • Responsible for the removal of plants from the dry rooms based on the schedule of the drying process
  • Assisting in the removal of flowers ("shucking") from branches based on the schedule of the drying process
  • Assisting in the recording of plant material and waste weights through paper records, roll-forward spreadsheet, and seed-to-sale tracking software(s) (Biotrack and METRC)
  • Move plant material into quarantine area as it awaits third-party testing results
  • Assisting in the monitoring the "moisture content" of the plant material after the shucking process and prior to the material being sent out for third-party analytical testing
  • Prepare samples of plant material from each harvest batch, in 10 lb. batches, for third-party analytical testing
  • Consolidate plant material into long term storage containers once third-party testing has been received and remove from quarantine area
    • Assisting in adhering required labeling to consolidated long term storage containers
    • Perform routine inventory audits of material within the Post-Harvest Department
    • Assisting in the 'curing' process of the plant material in long-term storage and ensure the material is maintaining the appropriate "moisture content"
    • Always adhere to state and company policies, following appropriate Standard Operating Procedure according to assigned task
    • Verify quality control standards are being met throughout every phase of the Post-Harvest production process, while material is under chain of custody
    • Ensure production goals established by the Post-Harvest Lead are being met
    • Accurate record keeping abilities
    • Close attention to detail - continuously maintaining accuracy and consistency
    • Ensure that all product is properly secured and stored at the beginning, during, and end of each working day
    • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to defoliation, and post-harvest cleaning
    • Uphold all standards and procedures pertaining to facility cleanliness, such as cleaning of supplies, workspaces, transition room
    • Assist with other tasks or responsibilities assigned by the Processing Lead and/or Director of Production Basic Qualifications:Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
      • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
      • 1-3 years packaging or production experience strongly preferred..
      • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
      • Must possess a strong work ethic and be reliable and dependable
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate calmly and professionally
      • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary focus and attention to detail.
      • Ability to work effective as part of the team or independently to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practicesAdditional Qualifications:
        • Ability to pass a State mandated background check
        • Cannabis manufacturing/production experience preferred.
        • Available to work occasional weekend hours as needed
        • Reliable TransportationBenefits:
          • Medical Insurance
          • Dental Insurance
          • Vision Insurance
          • 401K Retirement Plan
          • Short Term & Long Term Disability
          • Life Insurance Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination PolicyAcreage Holdings, Inc., and its affiliated companies (collectively, the "Company") value the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees, customers, their families, and other visitors of our offices and facilities and have instituted several safeguards and protective measures, including mandatory vaccination requirements, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 exposures and infections. Accordingly, the Company's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be eligible for employment with the Company, except for individuals with a documented and approved medical or religious exemption, or other exemption as provided under applicable law. For purposes of this Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, an individual is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series (such as Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks have passed following a single-dose vaccination (such Johnson & Johnson). Additionally, candidates who accept an offer of employment will be provided with instructions for securely submitting proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to the individual's start date, as well as the Company's process for requesting and completing an applicable medical or religious exemption form. No medical documentation should be submitted to the Company prior to receiving such instructions from the Company's recruiter or other designated human resources professional.

Keywords: Acreage Holdings, Worcester , Post Harvest Processing Technician $16.50/HR, Professions , Sterling, Massachusetts

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