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Staff Grower

Job ID: 12168
Company: Phylos
Location: Hillsboro, OR 97124
Salary: TBD
Number of Vacancy: 1
Employment Type: Contractor
Posted: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: 23 Jan, 2020

Job Description:

Phylos is an agricultural genomics company using modern molecular genetics and computational biology to power the next generation of hemp and cannabis. Phylos provides breeding and R&D services to global partners and offers a suite of genetic services and testing solutions. We are a new generation of plant scientists, transforming the hemp and cannabis industries with unparalleled data, technology, and expertise. Phylos is strategically positioned to provide cultivators with the tools to understand the breadth of genetics in their catalog, evaluate development of additional varieties, and drive business growth. Position Summary: Perform all tasks during afternoon and weekend shifts for a large scale commercial cannabis cultivation environment including but not limited to monitoring water and nutrient requirements, growing mediums, light requirements, temperature control, cloning, seeding, transplanting, defoliation, topping, temperature control, airflow, and waste disposal. Must have accountability, a proactive behavior, must be a self-starter and be very detailed oriented. Must be able to ensure a reliable, safe, and high-quality product appropriate to experimental needs. Must be willing to work supporting multiple roles in the start-up phase of the new facility. Must be very organized, detail-oriented, driven, and focused on the cleanliness of the new facility. Must be on-site a minimum of 5 days per week, 11am-7pm Wednesday- Friday and 8am-5pm Saturday-Sunday.

Job Requirements:

Help maintain and work as a team to develop the Best Practices in collaboration with the Director of Cultivation, Head Grower and Senior Staff Grower. Monitor, oversee and control all aspects of the greenhouse and grow room environments, follow plant schedules and organization to precisely project all crop needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Complete all documentation to meet the company standards and OLCC requirements. Ensure compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, and safety. Implement and contribute to the improvement of the Cultivation Program. Assist in the development and/or maintain growing protocols and nutrient regiment. Any other duty deemed essential as requested by the management staff. Qualifications: Must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience in a growers role in Greenhouse Production. Must be able to learn and eventually master complex greenhouse environmental control systems. Must possess excellent communication skills. Capable of multi-tasking with minimal supervision. Strong work ethic and positive team attitude. Advanced horticulture/ growing experience. Knowledge and experience with large scale commercial plant cultivation including nutrient requirements, mediums, light requirements, temperature control, airflow, etc. and harvesting/trimming, drying, curing, manicuring. Experience in propagation. Familiarity with the latest production methodologies. Experience with operating industrialized indoor grow systems and an understanding of soil growing methods (including micronutrients, beneficial bacteria, and nutrient implementation). Ability to think in both small and large scales (i.e. both 300-10k+ square foot canopy facility) Any certification in METRC or experience in pharmaceutical or quality assurance within a highly-regulated environment would be considered an exceptional asset. Strong organizational skills
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