Irrigation Supervisor

Aurora Cannabis Inc. Canada 2022-03-16
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Job Location: Pemberton, BC

Employment Type: Full-time permanent employment onsite

Division: Operations, Cultivation

Hours: 40 hours per week, 4 days on, 3 days off

A Little About Us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!

We’re a global cannabis company driven by our passion to help people improve their lives. We have a diverse team who bring their best every day so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers. We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71 and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community

Position Summary:

Are you a cannabis expert with an energetic spirit and leadership experience? Are you looking to work with a fun group of people? If so, we would love to meet you!

We’re looking for an ambitious and hard-working professional to join our Pemberton team in the role of Irrigation Supervisor, a key member of the Cultivation Leadership Team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your love of cannabis by leveraging all aspects of your technical skills operating and managing the irrigation and climate control systems as well as your strong background in people leadership to make an impact at Aurora and here’s how you’ll do it

• Operate and maintain irrigation systems. Troubleshoot when necessary.

• Ensure healthy crop growth by maintaining good root zone conditions (EC/pH) as well as proper irrigation frequencies.

• Document nutrient usage and maintenance.

• Participate and coordinate grow room sanitation efforts as well as other chemical applications deemed necessary.

• Collect and interpret fertilizer concentrations. Take necessary actions to adjust fertilizer levels.

• Procurement and management of irrigation supply inventory.

• Where applicable, must adhere to Aurora SOPs and comply with Health Canada’s Cannabis Act.

• Where applicable, promote and maintain additional regulatory requirements (e.g. ISO, GMP, CUMCS, etc).

• Manage and coordinate IPM related activities with other members of the Cultivation Team.

• Train, coach, manage and empower Irrigation staff.

• Provide fair and balanced performance feedback to staff on a regular basis to encourage and motivate a positive workforce.

• Openly and honestly communicate with all employees to build trust and effective teamwork.

• Encourage employee involvement to achieve shared organizational objectives.

You would be the best fit for this role if you are…

• Knowledgeable of irrigation systems and irrigation equipment

• Have previous greenhouse and supervisory experience

• Experienced using climate/irrigation control systems (Priva, Argus, or Hoogendoorn)

• A strong communicator and leader with excellent time management, decision making and problem-solving ability

Bonus points if you have…

• A Post-secondary degree in Agriculture/Horticulture (strongly desired)

Why you’ll love working at Aurora

Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Aurora, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that inspires our team to love where they work! From rewarding career opportunities to flexible work environments to team activities, we go above and beyond to prioritize your success and here’s how we do it

• flexibility: you will enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! With flexible working hours to compressed work weeks to paid sick and vacation time, you will be empowered to achieve work-life balance..

• total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive hourly wage (with shift premiums), stock options, an RRSP program, annual bonuses, and a health and personal care spending account for you to use for gym memberships, ski-trips or staycations.

• benefits: we will foster your health and wellness (and your dependents) with our employee benefits package including, employer-paid health and dentalcare premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $3,000 of coverage each year (because we truly believe cannabis is the best medicine).

• life-long learning: we’re lifelong learners here at Aurora and will invest in your professional development throughout all aspects of your career! You will have access to a tuition assistance program, virtual learning activities and annual performance reviews, to ensure you are provided with the toolkit and support you need to succeed.

• perks: we love to celebrate our people by providing corporate perks including employee discounts, perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time, modern technology and free snacks and beverages at all our office locations.

• team: we are a diverse and global team of cannabis enthusiasts, energetic innovators, fitness gurus, caring parents, foodies and more, with a collective passion to nurture an inclusive environment that helps you grow and provide people better days with medical cannabis.

Next steps

Think you have what it takes to join our team? So do we!

Apply today by submitting your resume along with salary expectations through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by a human recruiter (not a robot) shortly after you apply, and our team will contact you via email if we see a fit.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways! We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity!

Not the role for you? That’s okay! Visit our careers page to find the perfect opportunity for you or share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think would be a great fit (hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this posting to a friend! If they are successful, you will receive a bonus!)

Diversity and inclusion

At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic.

If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know! We are here to help.

Health and safety

Our mission at Aurora has always been to improve the health and wellness of our core community. We strive to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment for our team and strongly believe introducing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy will help us achieve this.

As of February 2022, Aurora has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and as a condition of employment, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or human rights accommodation prior to commencing employment with Aurora. If proof of vaccination is not provided or a request for accommodation is not approved, the offer of employment will be rescinded.

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process