Cultivation R&D Technician - Parallel - Wimauma, FL | Florida Dispensaries

Cultivation R&D Technician – Parallel – Wimauma, FL

Everyone is welcome here. Each of us is unique, and that’s what makes us amazing. We believe in inclusiveness and celebrating each person’s individuality, because there’s power in bringing people with different points of view and life experiences together. That’s why we provide equal employment opportunities (EEO). All applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

So, bring yourself and your best ideas; when we feel safe and comfortable being ourselves, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

The Cultivation R&D Technician ensures daily support of research activities in the department, providing aid to collect/record/ analyze data, and help deliver pilot-scale experiments & trials with the goal of perpetual improvement of processes and yields.

This role is with Surterra Wellness, one of the renowned retail brands under the Parallel umbrella. Parallel is one of the largest multi-state cannabis companies in the world, owning and operating in five markets; Florida (Surterra Wellness), Massachusetts (NETA), Pennsylvania (Goodblend), Nevada (a Joint Venture with Cookies) and Texas (Goodblend). If you enjoy companies that are growing, moving fast, and constantly challenging themselves to achieve more, then Parallel is for you. We work hard, lean on each other, and are passionate about a pretty ambitious vision … pioneering a new paradigm of what well-being can be for all people, everywhere. For more information, visit www.liveparallel.com.

  • Follow Parallel Policies & Procedures for daily operations and fully comply with state medical marijuana guidelines
  • Design and execute plant research & development trials involving a variety of different variables implementing the scientific method
  • Maintain high quality experiment documentation in accordance with regulatory and operational guidance from the R&D Supervisor and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Monitor ongoing experiment progress to ensure validity of resulting data
  • Collect & record data from production batches and R&D trials for analysis and comparison
  • Document methods and work on improving the efficiency of experimental methods and cultivation SOPs
  • Use and maintenance of tools & technology in a safe manner

Required

  • Age 21 or over
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Government-Issued Photo ID
  • At least 1-year commercial cannabis experience
  • Must be proficient with measurements at all times
  • Strong observational paired with written, verbal, and listening skills
  • Ability to multitask and juggle assignments while practicing good time management
  • Ability to work as a team member, while being organized and have extreme attention to detail

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 2+ years commercial cannabis cultivation experience
  • R&D project experience
  • Advanced understanding of all Parallel cultivation practices; from clone to flower to harvest
  • Advanced understanding of integrated pest management and ability to identify pathogens
  • Understanding of the importance of tracking, recording, and analyzing data for improving cultivation practices and quality results
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly unassisted
  • Ability to perform various physical activities, including lifting, standing, and squatting
  • Ability to work in extreme weather
  • Ability to wear personal protective gear during portions of the day
  • Ability to ascend/descend a ladder to service lights and fans
  • Are self-motivated; micro-managing isn’t fun for anyone
  • Roll your sleeves up and do the work; strategy is important, but so is getting stuff done
  • Can work fast and be flexible; our industry is always changing
  • Play nice with others; we collaborate with each other a lot
  • Think creatively; sometimes, the “traditional” solution isn’t the best one
  • Employee discount
  • Consistent, reliable benefits; Full medical/vision/dental, 401k with possibility of a company match, access to company-sponsored well-being programs
  • Balance and flexibility; paid time off, paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Pet Insurance
  • Chance to make a difference; Employee Relief Fund, community volunteerism through our Parallel Cares program

PARALLEL IS UNITED BY OUR VISION, MISSION, & VALUES

Our Vision – why we exist – is to pioneer well-being and improve the quality of life for humanity through the benefits of cannabinoids.

Our Mission – how we will do this – is to build a leading, global well-being company through the best talent, our values, trusted and recognized brands, science and technology-based innovation, and a relentless focus on execution and continuous improvement.

Our Values – Integrity | Collaboration | Alignment | Intentionality | Accountability | Agility

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

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