R&D Associate

R&D Associate

08 Apr
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Flowr
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Kelowna

08 Apr

Flowr

Kelowna

Kelowna, BC, Canada Req #102

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

R&D; ASSOCIATE – KELOWNA



THE ORGANIZATION



The Flowr Corporation is a Toronto-headquartered cannabis company with operations in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Our Canadian operating campus, located in Kelowna, BC, includes a purpose-built state-of- the-art R&D; facility. Our R&D; facility will form the foundation of scientific investigation to address many outstanding questions regarding the cultivation and production; harvest, processing and storage, and competitive trials of materials and equipment used throughout the industry.



We aim to support improving outcomes through responsible Cannabis use and, as established experts in Cannabis cultivation,





strive to be the brand of choice for consumers and patients seeking the highest- quality craftsmanship and product consistency across a portfolio of differentiated Cannabis products. Visit www.flowr.ca for more information.



POSITION SUMMARY



The R&D; Associate and is responsible for performing tasks independently and in support of R&D; Scientists and the Facilities team. Responsibilities will span multiple segments of production including, but not limited to, Cultivation, Sanitation, Fertigation, Integrated Pest Management, , Quality, and the Analytical Laboratory. All tasks must be performed in accordance with any relevant SOPs and Work Instructions. The R&D; Associate reports directly the R&D; Cultivation Manager.



CORE JOB DUTIES





- Perform cultivation-related tasks with direction from the Cultivation Manager, Horticultural Scientists, department heads, and Facilities team:



o Transplanting and propagation



o Plant work – i.e defoliating and pruning



o Sanitation and cleaning of cultivation areas and the laboratory



o Harvesting and post-harvest activities



o Collecting samples and data



o Performing activities related to Integrated Pest Management and Fertigation



o Preparing Fertigation solutions



o Sampling and verifying fertigation solution parameters



o Assist with work in other areas as directed





- Comply with all facility Standard Operating Procedures including gowning, sanitation, workplace safety, confidentiality, inventory traceability, sampling, communicating results or issues requiring attention, and reporting data.

- Monitor plant health daily; complete associated forms, identify and communicate all observations and concerns to R&D; Scientists.

- Ensure compliance with inventory tracking of plants from clone through to harvest using the seed- to-sale software.

- Support the Analytical Lab manager with sample preparation, data collection and communication, analysis and sanitation duties.

- Maintain a safe, clean and organized work environment.

- Support employee safety, morale and productivity. Serve as a role model for Flowr Core Values.

- Report any personnel and safety concerns or issues to senior personnel and the Facility teams.

- Perform other duties as assigned.



JOB SKILLS

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a horticultural discipline; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the above-described duties.

Bachelor’s degree in related scientific field (Pharmaceutical, Chemistry, Biology etc.).

Familiar with GMP/GPP/GDP; Cannabis experience an asset.

Previous work experience within a lab or research setting is preferred. Previous experience with data collection and analysis is considered an asset.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Moderate level of computer proficiency including Microsoft Outlook and Excel.

Ability to stand, sit, kneel, and lift equipment or plants up to 50 lbs. for extended periods.

Adaptability within a rapidly changing work environment.

Excellent time management and organizational skills. Ability to work within tight time constraints is a must.

Self-motivated with the ability to identify, delegate and complete needed tasks on schedule without direct supervision.

Ability to work weekend or extended shifts as needed.



WORKING CONDITIONS

Temperatures range from 20° to 32° C

Repetitive use of hands, wrists and forearms

Ability to stand, sit, kneel, and operate sensors for extended periods



THE OPPORTUNITY



This is an exciting opportunity to join a promising industry with lots of room for career growth and advancement. Work alongside a skilled, professional and passionate team that genuinely intends to make a mark in this rapidly growing industry. This role has breadth offering the candidate great financial accounting experience in an operating environment.



The Company is a committed equal opportunity employer. Flowr’s recruitment strategy is designed to attract the best person for each position, to ensure equality of opportunity for all applicants, and to promote our corporate vision and culture. When considering applicants for positions within our Company, only job-related criteria such as ability, merit and responsibility are used to evaluate applicants. Flowr prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.



The Company is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. The Company believes in integration and equal opportunity. The Company is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by identifying barriers to accessibility, removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility standards in accordance with applicable law.



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