Gardener Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3

Coachella Valley, CA

We are seeking experienced individuals who bring either a traditional horticultural background and/or experience in growing top quality cannabis. As a Gardener, you will be a member of a team who are responsible for the day-to-day care of the nurturing of plants from seed to harvest in the highly regulated California cannabis industry. Level of job will be driven by experience. Career pathing for growth is available.

You will operate under the highest standards of professionalism. You will be expected to follow all applicable laws and regulations, and all company policies, procedures, and practices as they apply to security, verification, and inventory plans.

 

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform 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.

  • Proper pruning of mother plants to produce the highest volume of quality clones.

  • Cloning and transplanting of over 700+ clones per week.

  • Cleaning propagation trays and cloning equipment.

  • Develop and/or maintain grow warehouse protocols and nutrient regiment.

  • Daily adjusting of all reservoirs for correct fertilizer ratios (PPM), and correct PH to the parameters set forth by the Cultivation Manager and senior staff.

  • Preparation of chemicals being used in reservoirs.

  • Cleaning reservoirs after flowering has finished and preparing reservoirs for new transplants.

  • Inventory of chemicals and equipment used.

  • Ability to work well in a small team environment.

  • Ability to follow multiple formulas and perform tasks with same results each time.

  • Ability to follow instructions on safe use of all chemicals/cleaning materials.

  • Basic understanding of organic chemistry and chemicals used in the facility.

  • Identify nutritional deficiencies through observation of plant material.

  • Firm understanding of Microsoft Excel.

  • Verbal communication skills.

  • Accurate math involving ratios.

  • Manage cannabis plants, giving each individual plant the attention it needs one at a time.

  • Follow instructions for plant scheduling and organization to precisely perform all garden needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to keep garden green and expenses low.

  • Cataloging and analyzing each individual strain from clone to flower to harvesting.

  • Cloning and manage vegetation with at least a 90% success rate.

  • Execute preventative maintenance and elimination of all types of mold, powdery mildew, spider mites, root aphids, fungus gnats, etc.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.

  • In-depth knowledge of PH; PPM and EC counts.

  • Mastery of growing methods including micronutrients, beneficial bacteria and nutrient implementation.

  • Working knowledge in container systems with soil and hydro as well as understanding temperature and humidity manipulation.

  • Expert knowledge of plant diseases, insects and fungi, as well as plant treatment options.

  • Well researched in new techniques and insight to expand knowledge in nutrient of individual strains, high yield recipes, controlled stress environments to different lighting systems and set ups.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Strains; Sativa, Indica and Hybrids and knowledge of effects of strains and types of use

  • 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.

  • All other functions as designated by the Cultivation Manager or Senior Manager (where applicable). 

Competency Requirements

  • A preferred degree in Horticulture or certified in Botanical Gardening and/or you have at least 2 years of cannabis growing experience.

  • Experience with indoor commercial plant cultivation including nutrient requirements, mediums, light requirements, temperature control, air flow, etc.

  • Knowledge of plant diseases, insects and fungi, as well as plant treatment options.

  • Physical aptitude and health necessary to perform manual labor tasks required of a high volume and demanding grow warehouse.

  • Knowledge of the cannabis plant and genetics.

  • Must be able to provide references.

  • Must have accountability, proactive behavior and strong attention to detail.

  • You are at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be able to obtain a local cannabis agent registration card.

  • Must be able to pass required city and state background checks.

  • Good mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity, especially with use of sharp instruments. 

  • Proficiencies in building trades including painting, plumbing, seating, and equipment repair. 

  • Excellent administrative and follow up skills to achieve successful maintenance and repair programs. 

  • Ability to work effectively with supervisors and co-workers. 

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide clear and concise details when interacting with peers.

  • Ability to follow instructions on safe use of all chemicals/cleaning materials. 

  • Ability to perform tasks with tools, ladders, and lifts in a safe and effective manner. 

  • High degree of attention to detail to perform facility inspections on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. 

  • Verbal communication skills, and accurate math skills. 

  • Ability to work with traceability software and reporting.

  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment. 

  • Ability to interact with guests.

 

Requirements to be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Standing, walking, lifting, twisting, and bending on a frequent basis for at least 8 hour shifts. 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly and carry it up to 90 feet (or deposit into dumpster or trash compactor). 
  • Ability to work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

 

NOTICE

A vendor will be utilized to conduct a background check on all new hires upon acceptance of an offer of employment. Information collected in this application will be verified during the background check process.

 

Perks & Benefits

  • Paid Holidays (full time employees only)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) within 1st year of employment upon completion of 90 days of employment

  • Healthcare after two years of employment (planned but not guaranteed)

  • Room to grow with preferred internal hiring of senior level staff

  • Experience that will be recognized throughout the industry

Salary

$12 to $15 an hour

 

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How to Apply

Download the application by clicking the button below and email it to hr@highroadcg.com along with a resume