Labratory Technician I

Centreville, MD
Wholesale Operations – Lab & Processing
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.


The Role
Assist the Lab team with the activities and operations required to complete the functions of the department. Study and comprehend all policies, procedures and operational guidelines set by the management team. This position is responsible for assisting with Lab production, which includes but is not limited to distillation, extraction, winterization, production of cannabis infused products, compliance requirements, and workplace safety.

Responsibilities

    • Familiarity with basic scientific principles and laboratory experience. Can follow written direction and maintain a laboratory notebook.
    • Must follow all applicable policies, procedures and guidelines. This includes the safe and proper operation of any/all applicable machinery, instrumentation, and equipment.
    • Operates laboratory instruments, makes observations, calculates and records results.
    • Understand and meet daily goals.
    • Work as part of a team to meet production schedules.
    • Employee may also be responsible for monitoring production line and collecting samples for analysis.
    • Follow SOP and standard analytical procedures to meet Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices compliance.
    • Records data in lab notebooks, computer databases, and test reports.
    • Good communication skills, verbal and written, with co-workers and management.
    • Practice good housekeeping habits throughout the facility with focus and personal contributions towards a clean and organized assigned work area at the end of the assigned shift.
    • Capable of working with hazardous chemicals and is able to identify and report unsafe equipment, conditions and practices so that they may be corrected prior to an incident.
    • Flexibility and the ability to shift work schedule according to production needs.
    • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

    • Associate or 4 year degree preferred
    • Relevant college courses in biology, chemistry, or physics
    • Prior Laboratory experience
    • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered, including internal experience
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees
    • Basic math skills
    • Familiarity with OSHA guidelines for dealing with hazardous chemicals
    • Understanding & adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as they pertain to the industry, safety regulations, local municipal codes and organizational rules, regulations, directives and standard operating procedures.
    • Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications and email

Additional Requirements

    • Active driver’s license or State ID card.
    • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
    • Must pass all required background checks.
    • Must be and remain compliant with all legal & company regulations for working in the industry.
    • Must be approved by the D.O.A. to receive & maintain an Agent badge

Working Conditions

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions
    • Physical demands – May be required to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds (200 pounds with assistance).  
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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