The Irrigation Specialist assists the Fertigation Assistant Manager and the Master Grower with the day-to-day responsibilities of the irrigation department. Specifically, the Irrigation Specialist will take ownership of the fertigation area and will focus on fertilizer mixing, and maintenance of fertigation systems while ensuring compliance to Health Canada’s Cannabis Regulations and following Health and Safety protocols.
Confidently manage all necessary components of fertigation to include;
- Mixing fertilizer batches
- Maintaining and Tracking fertilizer inventory
- Logging and recording all batch ingredients for compliance purposes
- Testing fertilizer batches to ensure they are up to internal specifications
- Maintenance, monitoring and cleaning of the fertigation system and all tools/
- Perform regular tests of the system to ensure consistent working condition across all zones in the facility
- Sampling final feed delivered to each growing room and correcting recipes as required to deliver the desired inputs
- Supports pulling water samples for lab testing
- Logging and calibrating all equipment used in fertigation
- Safe handling, use, storage, and disposal of any or all chemicals
- Light, soil, water, and fertility management
- Sanitizing and cleaning work areas as per SOPs
- Responsible for scouting of grow rooms to identify nutrient deficiencies ensuring the best plant health and yields are achieved by the team
- Supports cultivation tasks when required (ie cloning, pruning, transplanting/up-potting, trellising, room transfers, sanitation, waste destruction)
- Communicate effectively with the cultivation team and other departments to ensure a smooth production process
- Support Environmental management, batching and plant inventory
- Support team/employee training
- Adhere to all occupational health and safety regulations/programs
- Other duties as assigned by the Fertigation Manager, Master Grower or Operations Management
- Have the physical ability to sit, squat, bend, lift, push, pull 50 pounds and kneel repetitively throughout a workday
- Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
The cultivation technician is exposed to pollen, allergens, and chemical pesticides at the facility. As well as fumes, dust, odors, extreme heat temperatures, heights, indoor AC, no AC, motion, noise, protective gear, vibrations, and water.