Head Grower – Curaleaf – Mount Dora, FL

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) is the leading vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator in the United States. It is a high-growth cannabis company with a national brand known for quality, trust and reliability. The company is positioned in highly populated, limited license states, and currently operates in 12 states with over 40 dispensaries, 12 cultivation sites and 11 processing sites. Curaleaf has the executive expertise and research and development capabilities to provide leading service, selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets, as well as the CBD category through its Curaleaf Hemp brand.

Reporting to the Director of Cultivation, the Head grower will manage a large-scale cultivation facility. Their primary responsibilities will be to manage and optimize all the tasks in the grow including: cloning, transplanting, feeding plants, topping, flushing, foliar, trimming, packaging, waste disposal and inventory management. Company operates under the highest standards of professionalism. Meticulous attention to detail is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a large-scale cultivation facility
  • Hire a world-class cultivation/horticulture team
  • Manage 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
  • Programming and monitoring of computerized climate control systems
  • Maintain indoor cultivation protocols and a nutrient regimen per Curaleaf SOP’s
  • Lead and manage assistant grower, fertilizer and IPM techs
  • Perform all cultivation tracking and recordkeeping functions within the seed to sale electronic system remaining in compliance with the department’s rules and regulations
  • Responsible for training of entire cultivation team
  • Competent in all cultivation tasks, as well as all responsibilities of the assistant grower, fertilizer and IPM tech
  • Manage plant scheduling to accurately project all facility requirements on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to maximize high-quality yield with efficiency and attention to production costs
  • Catalog and track each individual strain from clone to harvest
  • Oversee IPM program including elimination of all types of mold, powdery mildew, spider mites, root aphids, fungus gnats, etc.
  • Adept at industry best-practices and current on new techniques and insight with respect to nutrient of individual strains, high yield recipes, controlled stress environments to different lighting systems and set ups
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Cannabis
  • 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 requirements
  • Execute and maintain a world-class facility maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Responsible for independently managing the grow in a rotational schedule on weekends

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years cultivation experience (greenhouse experience a plus)
  • Minimum 3 years cultivation experience as a head grower, or equivalent
  • Mastery of all grow mediums (soil, coco etc.) and irrigation methods (hand-water, sub-irrigation, drip systems)
  • Must be an outstanding team-builder
  • Knowledge of large scale commercial plan cultivation including crop rotation management, nutrient requirements, mediums, light requirements, and environmental control
  • Knowledge of plant diseases, pests, and nutrient deficiencies and toxicity
  • Physical aptitude and health necessary to perform manual labor tasks required for the proper management of grow warehouse
  • Advanced knowledge of the cannabis plant and genetics
  • Must have accountability, proactive behavior and strong attention to detail
  • Competency in use of climate computer controls (Priva, Argus, Hoogendoorn, Damatex), and automated irrigation systems
  • Competency in making irrigation menu’s from individual fertilizer components
  • Competency in scheduling of employees
  • Competence in building plant schedules
  • Cannabis experience preferred

Job Requirements

  • Are at least 21 years of age
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Are willing to participate in an extensive background check
  • Are trustworthy and hardworking
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to effectively plan and prioritize
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to focus; attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly and calmly
  • Skills at using computers, web browsers, Google Apps
  • Ability to remain calm in periods of high stress or unusual activity
  • Absolute reliability and honest

Physical Requirements

  • Extended time standing, sitting, walking, bending and reaching
  • Close visual focus required
  • This position requires the extended and repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers to cut and manipulate small objects
  • Required to stand for extended periods of time, lifting of objects on a regular basis, and daily repetitive tasks
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds for 100 feet

Curaleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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