Please know that this posting is intended to generate interest for future use as pest management is a team we hire for that requires specific experience in pest management. This is an open to generate interest for future use when hiring and the response time from our recruiting team may vary due to this. 

 

The Role 

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technician is primarily responsible for carrying out tasks to support the cultivation facility’s integrated pest management plan. The IPM technician will also be expected to assist grow technicians with the maintenance of plants within the facility as needed.

Responsibilities 

  • Apply biological control agents as directed by IPM supervisor
  • Sweep, mop, and assist with cleaning tasks
  • Document application of biological control agents
  • Apply foliar feeds as directed by grow leadership
  • Document application of foliar feedings
  • Perform routine scouting of plant population for potential problems, including insect pests and signs of disease
  • Monitor pest populations and document observations
  • Assist in the application of pesticides under the direct supervision of a certified pesticide applicator
  • Maintain and clean equipment including hand pump sprayers, heavy duty sprayers, and foggers under the direction of a certified pesticide applicator
  • Follow all SOPs, verbal directives, training information and policies when performing duties
  • Follow detailed plan and timeline for plant production from clone to harvest
  • Communicate concerns from grow technicians to IPM supervisor
  • Adheres to safe work practices
  • Follows GMP and HACCP guidelines, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained.
  • Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect product safety, product quality or personnel safety
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with co-workers and management
  • Willingness to obtain a Pennsylvania Private Pesticide Applicator’s License preferred
  • Assist with grow technician responsibilities as needed

Qualifications      

  • Previous experience working with plants, plant diseases, and pests
  • High attention to detail with ability to scout for disease and pests
  • Strong work ethic with flexibility to work days, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Proven ability to maintain consistency in a fast paced, hard-working, high-stress environment
  • Ability to work in hot, humid conditions under bright lights
  • Must be able to push/pull/lift up to 50 lbs without assistance
  • Must be able to stand/walk for the entire day
  • Must be able to work sitting/standing/bending
  • Must be comfortable working on ladders
  • Must be able to wear a respirator for up to 90 minutes at a time
  • Must possess a can-do attitude and be able to work with a team
  • Must be able to obtain required licensing at time of hire and submit personal information for licensing and fingerprinting
  • Must be 21 years of age or older

Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform reaching, grasping, bending, stooping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time while maintaining focus.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to lift, carry, and balance up to 50 pounds AND must be able to do so with extreme care and caution when working with product.

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