Technician, Cultivation

Aurora Cannabis Comox, BC 2022-09-20 $54k - $59k -
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Job location: Comox, BC

Employment type: Temporary employment (12-18 month contract working onsite)

Division: Science & Innovation

Hours: 40 hours per week

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.

Job summary

Are you a dynamic professional who is looking for a challenging career opportunity? Does the idea of working with like-minded individuals in a fun setting excite you? If so, our A-Team is the perfect place for you!

Our team is searching for a dynamic professional to join our Coast team (Comox) in the role of Cultivation Technician! In this role, you will have the opportunity to jumpstart your career at Aurora by assisting with daily cultivation duties at Aurora Coast – Aurora’s cutting-edge cannabis breeding greenhouse. Sound exciting? Here is a little more…

As a Cultivation Technician, you will…

• Work with the Greenhouse Manager and Cultivation Supervisor to plan and organize cultivation and operations activities at Aurora Coast

• Assist with cultivation tasks such as cloning, seeding, transplanting, pruning, and harvesting

• Participate in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) activities to ensure plant health

• Assist with cleaning and sterilizing greenhouse rooms and equipment using industrial cleaners and disinfectants

• Work with computerized maintenance systems to track servicing and maintenance needs

• Comply with company safety, regulatory standards and workplace standards

• Contribute to team efforts to ensure a safe, efficient, and cooperative work environment

As an experienced professional you will have…

• Practical experience with plant cultivation, horticulture, and related plant care tasks; formal horticulture or related training is an asset but not required

• Familiarity plant health and IPM practices are an asset

• Basic knowledge of the life cycle of cannabis, but cannabis industry experience is not a pre-requisite

• Comfortable with basic use of Microsoft office tools such as Excel and Word

• Ability to work as part of a team and meet deadlines

• Certifications in first aid or equipment (scissor lift) use are considered an asset

Some working conditions required in the job you may need to know

• Physical effort is required: lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 22 kgs

• Work environment temperatures range from 20 to 32 degrees Celsius, and 50 to 85% humidity

• Repetitive use of hands, wrists and forearms for tasks such as pruning

• Preparation and application of pesticides licensed for use on cannabis and industrial cleaners

• This position involves significant exposure to cannabis/plant materials, and it is therefore not likely suitable for an employee that may suffer from allergies to cannabis/plant pollen material, or experience other medical issues, such as asthma and hay fever, as a result of cannabis/plant material exposure

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!

• Total Rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, company SWAG, team activities, modern technology and 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 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? Share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think may be interested while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities through our Aurora Careers Page (hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this position 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!

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