COMPANY OVERVIEW

Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States.  Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry.

MISSION STATEMENT

Cresco aims to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Their operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, they will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market they move in to.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Process Engineer role is responsible for development, scale-up and optimization of extraction and manufacturing processes, from development through commercialization, as part of the Technical Services team.  The role supports new product development as well as on-boarding new technologies required to meet production demands.

CORE JOB DUTIES

  • Process Development
    • Develop robust manufacturing process related to new products
    • Drive improved extraction and manufacturing yields by investigating alternative equipment and processing parameters
    • Confirm impact of post-commercial changes in raw materials, equipment, or product formulation
    • Scale-up existing processes to meet increased demand and improved efficiency
    • Lead technology transfers between sites related to new manufacturing processes and equipment
    • Onboard new processes related to licensing of third-party technologies
    • Partner with Engineering to make modifications to existing equipment in order improve performance or accommodate new products
    • Design and supervise DOE experiments, manufacturing trials and process validations
    • Determine appropriate measurements and metrics for process performance
    • Translate product and process needs into Equipment functional and user requirements
  • Project Leadership
    • Participate as a team member in cross-functional new product development teams
    • Work closely with Product Development, Manufacturing, Extraction, Engineering, and Packaging teams to plan work and resolve issues
    • Manage projects, set objectives and report on performance of process development to senior leadership
  • Technical Leadership
    • Maintain expert knowledge of equipment and processes used in the Cresco network
    • Participate in due diligence related to licensing technologies or qualifying 3rd party vendors supporting development
    • Stay abreast of industry trends and new technologies related to cannabis extraction and manufacturing, and make recommendations to leadership
    • Provide expertise and training to members of the Manufacturing and Technical Services team
    • Document development work completely and contemporaneously to support patent applications

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS

  • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Engineering, or Pharmacy OR B.S. with relevant industry experience
  • Experience working in manufacturing in the Cannabis industry preferred, or experience in pharmaceutical, food, or other CPG industry
  • Proficient in MS Office, Highly Proficient in MS Excel

REPORTING AND AUTHORITY

  • Reports to Director, Technical Services
  • Empowered to work directly with site-based resources to resolve issues and make decisions related to technical services
  • Works directly with vendors to resolve issues

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • Increased yield (% w/w) and extraction efficiency
  • Increased efficiency and productivity (i.e. cost/Kg, Kg/FTE, COGS as % revenue)
  • Reduced process cycle time
  • Robust process measures that meet performance requirements of the business
  • On-time delivery of product and process development

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry 

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