About Us:

We are an innovative, fully-vertical cannabis company recognized for shattering stereotypes and setting new standards within the cannabis industry. With a focus on consumer education and staff training, we are working to change the perceptions of cannabis. From the thoughtfully curated collection of products down to the modern, strategic layouts of each location, every detail is designed with the customer experience in mind. We believe that each and every customer deserves to be treated with compassion backed with expertise and appreciation.

 

Our Values:

People-Centric
Our most important asset is our people. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that promotes engagement, teamwork, and the continued opportunity for development through the empowerment of our people.

Quality
We believe in setting the standard by providing our customers with carefully curated products and high-performing, knowledgeable team members to ensure a quality experience with every interaction.

Communication 
By being transparent and treating everyone with respect, we can focus on what really matters to us as a company: our team and our customers.

Accountability
We take ownership of our work and honor our commitments. We are proud of our accomplishments and recognize our failures by reinforcing the “we” in our efforts and removing the “they”.

Growth
We believe in cultivating growth in all that we do, from the growth of our business to the personal and professional growth and enrichment of our teams. 

What We Offer:

  • Employee Discount
  • Exclusive access to Urbn Learning Center 
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

SUMMARY:

The IPM Team Lead provides organic integrated pest and disease management services, identifies the cause, and implements the appropriate organic IPM strategy for our greenhouse operations. The incumbent will focus on long-term pest and disease prevention, eradication, and damage control. The incumbent collaborates on the application and oversight, recordkeeping, and reporting ensuring compliance and operation within the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) requirement for cannabis.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Collaborates with the operations and cultivation management team to implement IPM strategy by identifying and mitigating potential risks to crop production as well as verification of pests and disease infestation trends.
  • In collaboration with the Cultivation Director, adjusts treatment program to precisely target pets when they emerge.
  • Collaborates and communicates clearly and effectively with all cultivation staff to ensure the spray and drench applications do not disrupt routine cultivation operation.
  • Organizes and performs weekly pest and disease scouting; promptly reports quality concerns and monitors pest and disease management tasks.
  • Develops a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management plan for the facility using approved pesticides, beneficial insects, and biocontrol agents.
  • Partners with compliance to ensure organic IPM strategy meets regulatory standards.
  • Generates and updates all organic IPM schedules and provides them to Director of Cultivation.
  • Coordinates and executes spray according to the decision made by all members of the cultivation management team.
  • Oversees experimental IPM trials, soil, water, and plant tissue sampling.
  • Maintains up-to-date records for state regulations to detail pesticide logs and any other IPM products used, including SDS sheets.
  • Ensures that proper REI notifications are disseminated to the facility and posted where appropriate.
  • Manages the cleaning and routine maintenance of all application equipment and sprayers.
  • Manages and trains a team of IPM technicians that will be responsible for applying all compounds in a safe effective manner.
  • Maintains weekly pesticide usage log and submits weekly inventory needs to the Purchasing Coordinator.
  • Submits PUR reports to Monterey County by the 10th of each month and is the point of contact for all Ag. Commissioner inspections.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Must have a basic understanding of cannabis laws, rules, and regulations set forth by the state and local authorities.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in various sectors of the department as needed and/or requested by their direct supervisor; this may include but is not limited to, helping other departments.
  • Ability to evaluate and adapt to new processing methods, must meet or exceed established production goals, and/or modify technique/procedures.
  • Skill in analyzing potential problems with a plant or the product being cultivated; "coded product."
  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment appropriately while not overstepping chain of command.
  • Communicates interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concern in a constructive manner
  • Follow all safety protocols and policies. Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
  • Work scheduled shifts and show up on time and ready to work; record all time worked accurately, promptly, and honestly

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORKING REQUIREMENTS

 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, lifting, walking, standing, some bending/crouching, stooping, stretching, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods while maintaining focus.
  • Must be able to detect product issues, such as spider mite, powdery mildew, and/or botrytis.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to stock or bring the product down from storage or racks and maintain the cultivation process.
  • Must be able to be fit tested for the use of full-face respirators; respirators will be used when mixing and applying chemicals.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull and balance up to 50 pounds (100 pounds with assistance) and must be able to do so with extreme care and caution when working with plants and products.
  • Work is performed inside greenhouse facilities exposed to temperatures ranging above a constant 75°F.
  • Work is subject to weather conditions, including rain and extreme hot or cold temperatures.
  • May require working rotating shifts with varied hours/day, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent; some college or college graduate preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years with organic pest and disease control and management is required, preferably in an agricultural environment
  • Must be familiar with various controls including, biological, cultural, mechanical & physical controls, chemical control
  • Hold a Pesticide Applicator License in the State of California
  • Previous experience in a licensed cannabis production facility preferred.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

 

Urbn Leaf & Harborside provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, citizenship status, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability status, family medical history or genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

Urbn Leaf and Harborside comply with federal and state disability laws and may make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities as required by applicable law. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Talent Acquisition at careers@urbnleaf.com.

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