HORTICULTURAL TECHNICIAN

Entourage Health Corp.

Entourage Health Corp. is the publicly traded parent company of Entourage Brands Corp. (formerly WeedMD RX Inc.) and CannTx Life Sciences Inc., licence holders producing and distributing cannabis products for both the medical and adult-use markets. The Company owns and operates a 158-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse and processing facility located in Strathroy, ON; a fully licensed 26,000 sq. ft. Aylmer, ON processing facility, specializing in cannabis extraction; and a micropropagation, tissue culture and genetics centre-of-excellence in Guelph, Ontario. With the addition of Starseed Medicinal, a medical-centric brand, Entourage has expanded its multi-channeled distribution strategy. Starseed’s industry-first, exclusive partnership with LiUNA, the largest construction union in Canada, along with employers and union groups complements Entourage’s direct sales to medical patients. Entourage’s elite adult-use product portfolio includes Color Cannabis, Saturday Cannabis and Royal City Cannabis Co. – sold across eight provincial distribution agencies. The Company also maintains strategic relationships in the seniors’ market and supply agreements with Shoppers Drug Mart. It is the exclusive Canadian producer and distributor of award-winning U.S.-based wellness brand Mary’s Medicinals sold in both medical and adult-use channels. Under a collaboration with The Boston Beer Company subsidiary, Entourage is also the exclusive distributor of cannabis-infused beverages in Canada, expected to launch in 2022.

Duties

The Horticultural Technician will assist in all aspects of cannabis production including, but not limited to, cultivation, IPM, post-harvest, room flips and biosecurity.

As a Horticultural Technician you:

  • Adhere to the Company Standard Operating Procedures for the Good Production Practices (GPP)
  • Ensure that the handling of the cannabis product is in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures and quality requirements, including all CTLS requirements.
  • Perform duties related to the care and maintenance of cannabis within the greenhouse. Maintain cannabis plants in grow rooms. Harvesting, pruning, cloning, transplanting, pest scouting, water testing, recording and measuring plant data, room and equipment cleaning and sterilization. 
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all areas of the facility including cleaning of equipment and supplies.
  • Generate and maintain Good Production Practices documents for the product pursuant to the job function.
  • Prepare product for the next stage of processing. This could include bucking, hand/machine trimming, sorting or bulk packaging.
  • Consistently and routinely inspect plants for disease and pests; perform quality control inspections of final trimmed products.
  • Weigh and record materials for performance tracking and complete all required documentation; ensure waste products are accurately labeled and documented appropriately in accordance with CTLS.
  • Ensure all equipment and rooms (grow, processing and dry rooms) are cleaned and sterilized according to SOPs and requirements.
  • Ensure the wash bay remains organized and all equipment is cleaned in a timely manner so that flow is not interrupted.
  • Assist with inventory counts as required.
  • Perform cleaning and sanitation of facility, production equipment, common area and high touch surfaces etc. in a thorough and safe manner.
  • Sort, label, grade and inspect bulk packaged products as required.
  • Encouraged to actively participate in the continuous improvement process in relation to increased productivity and quality.
  • Supporting the entire cultivation process from clone to cure.
  • Perform all work in a safe and professional manner.
  • Additional duties as required, including assisting other departments.

Qualifications 

  • Base location is Strathroy Facility. May be required to work at any company site (Aylmer, Strathroy, Guelph) as required with proper notice.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Horticulture/Agricultural experience an asset
  • Must be punctual, reliable and have a good attendance record
  • Successful candidates, upon selection, will submit to an RCMP criminal background check
  • Valid First Aid & CPR Certificate considered an asset
  • Knowledge of health and safety best practices
  • Ability to communicate with the team to ensure proper flow of information
  • Ability to work in hot and humid greenhouse conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work on ladders
  • Weekend shifts may be required
  • Overtime as required

Interested applicants, please submit your resume by email to careers@entouragecorp.com

Entourage Health Corp thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Entourage Health Corp will accommodate all applicants with disabilities to the point of undue hardship during the recruitment and hiring process. Accommodation will be provided upon request and in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. Entourage Health Corp will work cooperatively, and in a spirit of respect, with all partners in the accommodation process.

Entourage Health Corp is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, receipt of public assistance (in housing only), sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding) or sexual orientation.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@entouragecorp.com