Cultivation Technician (Cannabis Grower)


  • Team: Cultivation (core operations)
  • Salary: 20.00/hr + 100% Company Paid Health Insurance + PTO
  • Location: Leicester, MA
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 31st Oct 2021 EDT

Job Description

(NOTE: we will be hiring for this position and similar positions a few times throughout 2021 as we ramp up our operations. Please be aware that you may be applying just after we finished a hiring wave, and if so it may be a while before you hear back from us.)

About Vangarden

We grow cannabis and make cannabis products in Leicester, MA. More importantly, we’re life-long learners, and pioneers in the future of our industry and the future of work. We embrace new technology, new management practices, and cultivate a culture of innovation through systems that simultaneously promote greater freedom and accountability.

About the Job

Basically, you’ll learn to grow cannabis like a mad scientist. The Cultivation Technician will provide quality care and attention to the growing process of the plants from clone to harvest and beyond. With the help of our operations software, you'll adhere to strict operating procedures and compliance guidelines. You'll ALSO take a great deal of ownership and initiative in your work by managing your own schedule, managing your job performance based on transparent performance data, and by collaborating with other employees in process improvement.

You will:

  • Be trained into technical mastery and compliance over all phases of cultivation, from beginning to end of the plant's life cycle.

  • Perform cloning, transplanting, feeding plants, defoliation, cropping, topping, flushing,foliage and preventative sprays, waste disposal, inspecting crops, and inventory management.

  • Follow Integrated Pest Management strategies and procedures.

  • Continuously clean, sanitize, and organize your work space and machinery

  • Quickly gain mastery of new software, which you will use daily

  • Stand for long periods of time, walk, reach with hands and arms, as well asconsistently lift 10-20 lbs and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs

  • Work seated and standing for extended periods of time on concrete floors, maintaining body equilibrium while climbing ladders, stairways, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, and using your hands to hold, grasp, turn, pick, and pinch to complete tasks

  • Communicate with peers and management clearly, with kindness and respect

  • Manage your own performance and any alterations to your schedule

  • Manage your own learning & professional development in a growing startup

  • Learn and practice many new skills, such as in product manufacturing, facility management, process improvement, and leadership

All applicants that receive an offer will be required (and paid) to successfully complete an online Cultivation Technician training prior to their first day of work on site.

About You

You won’t need a degree or any prior industry experience for this job, but that doesn’t make it easy. We’re looking for candidates who will:

  • Be held accountable to follow exact, technical growing & facility procedures

  • Be able to work occasional nights, weekends and/or holidays

  • Be comfortable on your feet, performing manual labor for most of the day

  • Be comfortable learning the ins and outs of new software

  • Be an excellent communicator and listener

  • Thrive in a culture of self-management, where you’re actually empowered to solve your own problems by skillfully collaborating with others who have different opinions

  • Appreciate and live our values of curiosity, ownership, learning, and integrity

The Benefits:

  • $20.00 / hour starting

  • Early & frequent opportunities for professional development and pay raises

  • 100% company paid health insurance

  • Paid vacation time

  • Some influence over your schedule

It is the policy of Vangarden to afford equal opportunity in all phases of employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic tests and information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Mon 1st Nov 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Mon 1st Nov 2021