Facility Custodian

West Haven, CT
Wholesale Operations – Facilities
Full-time / Non-exempt
About Green Thumb Industries:
Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, is dedicated to providing dignified access to cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve. GTI manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Rythm, Dogwalkers, The Feel Collection, incredibles and Beboe, among others. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national retail cannabis stores called Rise™ and Essence. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GTI has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 95 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, GTI employs approximately 1,200 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. GTI was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business.  More information is available at GTIgrows.com.

About the Role
We are hiring for a Facility Custodian for our West Haven, CT location. The Facilities Custodian will hold a pivotal role in ensuring compliance standards are met across sanitation practices. You will be responsible for preserving a sanitary environment within the facility and ensuring that the building as well as the equipment inside are safe and well-functioning. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a natural drive for teamwork as well as the ability to work independently. Our main goal is safety for all our employees and as a solution oriented professional, you will ensure the entire team is working under the best conditions

Core Responsibilities

    • Participate in the cleaning and sanitation of production areas by following established Standard Operating Procedures
    • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems and schedule regular inspections for necessary equipment (HVAC, fire extinguishers, etc)
    • Clean and sanitize office areas and bathrooms
    • Handle regular chores including vacuuming, mopping, organizing, sterilizing,
    • Manage waste in accordance with compliance standards
    • Perform routine upkeep of exterior areas (parking lot, front entrance, rear entrance, receiving area, etc.,) as assigned by the Manager of Facility Operations including snow removal from sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas, using snowplows, snow blowers, and snow shovels, and spread snow melting chemicals
    • Work in conjunction with the maintenance team and/or the production team as requested; when the production team (grow team) needs extra help sanitizing rooms and/or cleaning up post-harvest, you may be asked to assist in their procedures
    • Ensure rooms are cleaned, maintained and fully equipped with particular attention to the company break room and its appliances (refrigerators, toasters, microwaves, soap dispensers, towel dispensers, etc.)
    • Service, clean, and supply restrooms at least 2 times per work day
    • Clean furniture and fixtures
    • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors
    • Keep all door handles sterilized throughout the facility on a daily basis
    • Dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment
    • Help to clean bakery equipment, such as baking trays, sinks, refrigerators, as requested and instructed by bakery staff
    • Handle emergency cleaning and upkeep requests
    • Establish an in-house inventory of cleaning supplies
    • Assess and recommend maintenance needs as the business grows
    • Support the various departments within the building


    • High School diploma or GED required
    • 1+ years experience in building maintenance or sanitation required, prior experience working in highly regulated production environment preferred
    • Experience with adhering to standard operating procedures
    • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense
    • Compassionate and strong work ethic
    • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment
    • Able to communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, non-verbal, written), with the ability to build relationships at all levels
    • Highly motivated able to work among a team with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness
    • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment
    • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of GTI
    • High attention to detail, time management and accuracy

Additional Requirements

    • Must pass all required background checks
    • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the cannabis industry
    • Must possess valid state/federally issued identification
    • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Working Conditions

    • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions
    • This is a physically demanding position one that requires an individual to be on their feet most of the day and be able to perform physically demanding tasks. Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds
    • Strong odors of extracted cannabis and cannabis plants on a consistent basis
At GTI we believe that our corporate community should be a reflection of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity across race, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, experience, and thought—not only because it is right, but because it makes us better. Our mission—the right to wellness—informs our commitment to champion economic opportunities in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through employment and community involvement. GTI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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