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Director - Eastern U.S.

Acreage Holdings

Job Description
 

 

Job Title: Director, Integrated Pest Management, Equipment, Environmental Controls
Work Location: Virtual, with preference to be based in Eastern U.S.
Division/Department: Support Services
Reports to (Title of Manager): Director of Cultivation

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the implementation and management of the Integrated Pest Management Systems. Strong background in Environmental Controls and parameters, with emphasis on HVAC.  Working hand-in-hand with the Director of Cultivation as well as the Facility Directors and their staff in each of Acreage’s Core Markets.  Ensuring that all

processes and procedures meet and or exceed all regulatory requirements and that they are conducted in a safe and effective manner.

 

Responsibilities:

●      Ensure that all Growing, Scouting, Spraying and Fumigation processes and procedures are executed in accordance with all regulatory requirements.

●      Monitor water and fertility needs for all stages of crop from unrooted cuttings to mature plants.

●      Monitor soil and fertility conditions and adjust based on established criteria and computer control systems.

●      Responsible for the management (creation and modification) of all Ways of Working. Ensuring that all procedures and processes are accurate and up to date and that they meet and or exceed all safety and regulatory requirements.

●      Monitor and diagnosis crop for insect and disease issues. Respond in compliance with IPM practices.

●      Manage all personnel, all processes and all programs associated with Growing, Scouting, Spraying and Fumigation.

●      Maintain records of pesticide (including fumigation) applications.

●      Ensure that chemical inventory is accurate and materials are stored and maintained in accordance with all regulatory requirements.

●      Maintain all necessary documentation to meet or exceed all regulatory requirements.

●      Manage and maintain all KPI’s.

●      Ensure growing and IPM equipment is maintained in a manner that supports safe, efficient and effective applications.

●      Maintain procedures manuals and documentation for all processes.

●      Be responsible for the establishment and management of the budget.

●      Maintain proper growing and IPM schedules

●      Responsible to conduct different field trials to improve on current practices.

●      Visually inspect the crops proactively.

●      Equipment - practical experience with any and all equipment needed for the successful buildout and operation of a cultivation / processing facility, including lighting, irrigation and HVAC, etc.

●      Environmental controls - practical understanding of environmental controls systems and equipment (e.g. Priva, Argus, Growlink, Infinium).

 
Basic Qualifications:

●        Bachelor’s degree or higher in Horticulture or related field highly preferred or the equivalent experience.

●        5-8+ years experience with crop growing and IPM systems and the implementation of those systems.

●        Experience in the management and implementation of standardized Horticulture processes.

●        Experience with the handling and application of pesticides, Bio-pesticides and be familiar with predatory control methods.

●        Cannabis experience preferred

Additional Qualifications:

●        Working knowledge of Growing  edible / medicinal crops and Integrated Pest Management best practices.

●        Ensuring that all procedures and process meet or exceed all internal and external regulations.

●        Familiarity with Pesticides and Fumigants.

●        Knowledge of common Horticultural pests and their management.

●        Expert knowledge of cultivation and process equipment and controls

 
 

To Apply: c.caria@acreageholdings.com 

 

 

 


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