Manufacturing Technician III - Fluent Cannabis Care - Tampa, FL | Florida Dispensaries

Manufacturing Technician III – Fluent Cannabis Care – Tampa, FL

Position: Kitchen Manufacturing Technician III

Reporting Location: Tampa, FL (10 minutes from Busch Gardens)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring quality control, safety, and compliance of manufacturing activities and personnel
  • Ensuring accuracy and timeliness of manufacturing team reporting
  • Monitoring consumable inventory, ensuring supply levels, and maintaining records of material usage
  • Conducting time studies, output tests, and implement Lean manufacturing standards
  • Reviewing department output, update KPI dashboards, and create production reports

Available Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 P.M, weekends as needed for demands.

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Fluent is a premier medical cannabis company, with cultivation, processing and retail locations in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Canada. 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 leaders 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

The Manufacturing Technician III supports, measures, guides, develops, and adjusts daily and weekly manufacturing operations through the conversion of raw materials into finished products at a medical cannabis facility. The Manufacturing Tech III is responsible for ensuring the production schedule, compliance, and operational efficiency in their assigned manufacturing area. Activities may span the entire manufacturing cycle of cannabis products, from botanical preparation to final product packaging. The ideal candidate will excel as a team and department leader, with expertise in food/pharmaceutical manufacturing, and a strong attention to detail. The role demands heavy amounts of documentation and systems management. Duties are completed individually and in small teams, under the indirect supervision of Manufacturing Supervisors and Managers. The position is structured around a required training program and expected function.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

All candidates must be able to work in an environment with a safety culture. Extended periods of standing, 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:

Developing and implementing process improvements for manufacturing areas.

  • Managing performance and work schedules of direct reports (Tech 1 and 2)
  • Ensuring production goals and timelines are communicated and executed
  • Ensuring quality control, safety, and compliance of manufacturing activities and personnel
  • Ensuring accuracy and timeliness of manufacturing team reporting
  • Monitoring consumable inventory, ensuring supply levels, and maintaining records of material usage
  • Conducting time studies, output tests, and implement Lean manufacturing standards
  • Reviewing department output, update KPI dashboards, and create production reports
  • Develop and review Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Oversee and contribute to ERP updates, seed-to-sale updates, and EOD emails
  • Documenting incident reports, and working with QA department on CAPA plans and investigations
  • Ensure proper training, development, and mentorship of employees in sub-department
  • Work with the management to ensure goals and deadlines are being met in a timely fashion
  • Ensure department staff have received proper process and equipment training
  • Technical expertise on certain pieces of equipment, as well as ability to troubleshoot and disassemble hardware
  • Interfacing with equipment reps, understanding equipment maintenance requirements, and limiting down time of manufacturing equipment
  • Independently performs a wide range of complex duties under general guidance from supervisors

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years working in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience, with proven ability to effectively lead and organize a team.
  • Hold excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
  • Adaptability for changes at last minute
  • Capable of working without supervision
  • Understanding of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they pertain to the Grow operation
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Ability to accurately follow multi-layered instructions

Skills/Interest

  • Medical device or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient manufacturing
  • Food safety
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Work in a safe, efficient manner, adhering to company safety policies
  • Basic written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-driven, hard working, and able to communicate effectively
  • High degree of flexibility, with a strong work ethic
  • Effectively manage time and meet all specified deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to climb, squat, bend, twist, and stand for long periods of time
  • Able to work in environment with varying temperatures
  • Basic computer skills

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has supervisory responsibility of the team.

REQUIRED EDUCATON and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management preferred

Two plus years of supervisory experience

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver license

Per state law, must be at least 21 years of age.

Must successfully complete a comprehensive background check.

Must pass a drug screening.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position operates in cultivation and manufacturing environments. This role routinely uses cultivation processing equipment and standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand for extended periods; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. Ability to work on desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time reading, reviewing/analyzing information, and providing recommendations, summaries and/or reports in written format. Must be able to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential.

POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This position can require long hours and some weekends depending on company needs.

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.

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 and supplemental 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.

Keywords: Medical Marijuana, Cannabis, Manufacturing, Kitchen.

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