IPM Technician II (East Tampa) – Fluent Cannabis Care – Tampa, FL

Cansortium Inc is a vertically integrated cultivator, processor, formulator, and retailer of Premium Cannabis Products currently operating in Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas as Fluent Cannabis, as well as in Michigan through its in-market partner. Our purpose is to compassionately provide patients access to the highest level of medical cannabis in an unrivaled, professional healthcare environment with outstanding customer service. Patient care always comes first at Fluent and our standards, practices, and performance is unmatched.

We are looking for individuals who want to work alongside great talent and create a positive work experience for their team. We are focused on continuous improvements, which creates development opportunities, engaged feedback, and increased contributions towards our goals as a leader in the medical cannabis industry.

Find out more at www.getfluent.com. Follow us on LinkedIn.

Role Summary
This role is charged with monitoring and advising on Integrated Pest Management activities, crop health, identifying plant problems from pest/pathogens/environmental/cultural factors, while maintaining IPM program compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines. The IPM Technician 2 works in conjunction with the cultivation supervisors and the Cultivation Manager in overseeing crop health and productivity. The candidate will track and advise on plant protectant inventory, be versed in different application methodologies including the calibration and application procedures of equipment, display knowledge about pest/pathogen treatments through biological and chemical controls, be able to identify fungal/entomological/bacterial pathology, maintain reporting and documentation of the IPM department, and manage small teams of personnel on daily and weekly goals

Key Responsibilities
IPM Technician II
All candidates must be able to work in an environment with a safety culture. Extended periods of standing, walking, bending, reaching, and high dexterity functions are required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, including but not limited to:

  • Identifies pest and pathogens and levels in the cultivation areas
  • Monitors pest and pathogen levels, and update the cultivation area supervisors accordingly
  • Monitors crop health in cultivation areas using a variety of tools and instrumentation
  • Maintains and monitor beneficial organism populations and rates
  • Develops, modify, and apply plant protectant treatment plans accordingly
  • Tracks product usage in plant protectant preparation
  • Maintains clear records and logs, and ensures timely submission of all required records
  • Reports weekly and monthly KPIs and program tracking
  • Maintains supply chain competitiveness, and ensures new product discovery
  • Attends required trainings to maintain commercial applicators license for pest category, and continuing expertise in IPM
  • Maintains effective written and oral communication with Cultivation Manager
  • Ensures teams are following standard operating procedures for assigned tasks and projects and following all safety protocols
  • Identifies insects, arthropods, vertebrates and other pests and create treatment plans based on physiology, as well as plant health and needs
  • Measures area dimensions requiring treatment; calculates chemical requirements to address specific pest issues
  • Collating all pest/pathogen scouting data, and evaluating their historical performance and seasonality
  • Develops and monitoring work flows for daily and weekly goals
  • Coordinate scheduling of work orders with Cultivation Manager
  • Staying current on practices and all local, state and federal codes and regulations related to IPM in agriculture
  • Ensures timely submission of all required records
  • Implements quality standards; conducts and documents follow-up inspections
  • Maintains effective written and oral communication with Cultivation Manager
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Completes coursework designated in the “Path to Fluency” training program

Competencies

  • Business Acumen.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Results Driven.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Punctuality
  • Positive attitude all the time

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has direct supervisory functions for IPM Technician 1’s.

Work environment
This job operates in a commercial horticulture environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud, tight corners and workspaces. Extensive walking and equipment operation. Exposure to: extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers and pollen producing environment. Work time expectation: 80% of the time will be physical labor, 5% training and misc.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Some examples are: lifting to 50lbs, some work with hands above head, bending over for an extended period, and working in tight, dusty, cold, hot, spaces, etc.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel
No travel is expected for this position but could be required from time to time.

Required Education and Experience

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and pass background check.
  • Minimum of two years’ field or greenhouse pest management experience OR an undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • Must obtain a State Certified Applicator license in Pest category within 90 days.
  • Ability to identify insects, arthropods, vertebrates and other pests and create treatment plans based on physiology.
  • Coursework designated in the “Path to Fluency” training program

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Experience working with horticulture/agricultural, processes and principles is preferred.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The company will ask you to help out in other departments depending on company needs. This means that you may not always work in the department that you were hired, teamwork and getting product out to patients is the goal and this means helping out where you are needed is crucial to your success as well as the company’s success.

AAP/EEO Statement

Fluent is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other classification protected by law.

COMPANY BENEFITS

Fluent provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time-off program and non-matching 401k plan.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to submit proof of such eligibility.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $19.00 – $23.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience:

  • IPM: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Cultivation or Greenhouse : 2 years (Preferred)

License:

  • State Certified Applicator License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

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