Head Grower, Mount Dora

Head Grower, Mount Dora


Reporting to the Director of Cultivation, the Head grower will manage a large-scale cultivation facility.

Their primary responsibilities will be to manage and optimize all the tasks in the grow including: cloning, transplanting, feeding plants, topping, flushing, foliar, trimming, packaging, waste disposal and inventory management. Company operates under the highest standards of professionalism. Meticulous attention to detail is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a large-scale cultivation facility
  • Hire a world-class cultivation/horticulture team
  • Manage all the tasks in the grow including: cloning, transplanting, feeding plants, defoliation, topping, flushing, foliar and preventative sprays, trimming, packaging, waste disposal and inventory management
  • Programming and monitoring of computerized climate control systems
  • Maintain indoor cultivation protocols and a nutrient regimen per Curaleaf SOP’s
  • Lead and manage assistant grower, fertilizer and IPM techs
  • Perform all cultivation tracking and record keeping functions within the seed to sale electronic system remaining in compliance with the department’s rules and regulations 
  • Responsible for training of entire cultivation team
  • Competent in all cultivation tasks, as well as all responsibilities of the assistant grower, fertilizer and IPM tech
  • Manage plant scheduling to accurately project all facility requirements on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to maximize high-quality yield with efficiency and attention to production costs
  • Catalog and track each individual strain from clone to harvest
  • Oversee IPM program including elimination of all types of mold, powdery mildew, spider mites, root aphids, fungus gnats, etc.
  • Adept at industry best-practices and current on new techniques and insight with respect to nutrient of individual strains, high yield recipes, controlled stress environments to different lighting systems and set ups
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Cannabis
  • Assist state and local government auditors and law enforcement with inventory, sales and compliance audits
  • Comply with all HR policies including confidentiality and non-disclosure requirements
  • Execute and maintain a world-class facility maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Responsible for independently managing the grow in a rotational schedule on weekends

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years cultivation experience (greenhouse experience a plus)
  • Minimum 3 years cultivation experience as a head grower, or equivalent
  • Mastery of all grow mediums (soil, coco etc.)  and irrigation methods (hand-water, sub-irrigation, drip systems)
  • Must be an outstanding team-builder
  • Knowledge of large scale commercial plan cultivation including crop rotation management, nutrient requirements, mediums, light requirements, and environmental control
  • Knowledge of plant diseases, pests, and nutrient deficiencies and toxicity
  • Physical aptitude and health necessary to perform manual labor tasks required for the proper management of grow warehouse
  • Advanced knowledge of the cannabis plant and genetics
  • Must have accountability, proactive behavior and strong attention to detail
  • Competency in use of climate computer controls (Priva, Argus, Hoogendoorn, Damatex), and automated irrigation systems
  • Competency in making irrigation menu’s from individual fertilizer components
  • Competency in scheduling of employees
  • Competence in building plant schedules
  • Cannabis experience preferred

 Job Requirements

  • Are at least 21 years of age
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Are willing to participate in an extensive background check
  • Are trustworthy and hardworking
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to effectively plan and prioritize
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to focus; attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly and calmly
  • Skills at using computers, web browsers, Google Apps
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of high stress or unusual activity
  • Absolute reliability and honest

Physical Requirements

  • Extended time standing, sitting, walking, bending and reaching
  • Close visual focus required
  • This position requires the extended and repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers to cut and manipulate small objects
  • Required to stand for extended periods of time, lifting of objects on a regular basis, and daily repetitive tasks
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds for 100 feet

Apply directly: https://curaleaf.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=301

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