Manufacturing Associate – Webster, MA

The Manufacturing Associate will report to the Manufacturing manager and or team leads in designated department. The Manufacturing Associate is to perform all the tasks necessary to produce a variety of items to our high standards. The Associate maintains quality control measures to ensure high quality product and carries out day-to-day tasks including trimming, prepping, and packaging. The Associate must monitor and maintain in accordance with safety standards, FDA, government, and State regulations.

Job Duties:

  • Set up workstation according to daily goals established by the Packaging Manager and Assistant Manager, such as trimming, weighing / packing, shucking, or harvesting
  • Always adhere to state and company policies, following appropriate Standard Operating Procedure according to assigned task
  • Verify quality control standards are being met throughout every phase of the production process
  • Ensure production goals established by the Manufacturing Manager and Team Lead are being met
  • Accurate record keeping abilities
  • Close attention to detail – continuously maintaining accuracy and consistency
  • Ensure that all product is properly secured and stored
  • Package infused products and plant material into proper containers with proper labeling to ensure compliance with state regulations
  • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to harvesting, defoliation, shucking, and post-harvest cleaning
  • Uphold all standards and procedures pertaining to facility cleanliness, such as cleaning of supplies, workspaces, transition room
  • Assist with other tasks or responsibilities assigned by the Manufacturing Manager and department team lead

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • 1-3 years packaging or production experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Must possess a strong work ethic and be reliable and dependable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate calmly and professionally
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary focus and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effective as part of the team or independently to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

Skills:

  • Able to process samples by collection, preparing for analysis, and quantifying results
  • Familiar use of a wide range of pipettes and knowing their volume capabilities
  • Scientific laboratory procedures, measurements and techniques as used in a chemistry laboratory
  • Health and safety practices and precautions applicable to a chemistry laboratory
  • Proper and safe handling and disposal of harmful chemicals, substances, and hazardous wastes
  • Capabilities with computer systems, software, and hardware common to laboratories
    record keeping procedures

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform repetitive techniques accurately and consistently
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, along with frequent bending
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with fingers
  • Ability to lift to 50 pounds and push up to 100 pounds with assistance

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to pass a State mandated background check
  • Cannabis manufacturing/production experience preferred
  • Available to work occasional weekend hours if needed
  • Reliable transportation
  • Allergen warnings – Potential exposure to dust, pollen, and plant pathogens.
  • Exposure to cleaning solvents, such as high volumes of isopropyl alcohol.
  • All jobs require daily use of provided PPE, such as masks, hair nets, beard covers, respirators, boot covers, scrubs, non-slip shoes, and Tyvek suits, as necessary.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Exposure to loud noises, including but not limited to air compressors, packaging equipment, and alarms.
  • Exposure to CO2 manufacturing procedures at OSHA approved CO2 levels

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