Infusion Technician

Oakland, Ca
Kiva Manufacturing Inc. – Operations /
Full-time /
Kiva Confections ( is a world-class cannabis-infused edibles company in California, the largest cannabis market in the world. Kiva's line includes Kiva Chocolate Bars, Terra Bites, Petra Mints, Lost Farms Gummies & Chews, and Camino Gummies. Our products are crafted from premium ingredients and thoughtfully combined with California cannabis. Since our beginning in 2010, our goal has been to create confections that redefine what a cannabis confection ought to be. By applying art and science, we ensure a deliciously consistent experience.

We have high-reaching growth plans as the legal market and consumer adoption expand. Key growth initiatives include ambitious platform innovation, outstanding marketing, geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and more. We are resourced for this spectacular growth and looking for great people to help take us to the next level.

Job Summary

The Infusion Technician is responsible for the daily infusion of production batches, maintaining and organizing cannabis inventory, assisting in preparing cannabis for edible use, preparing cannabis samples for third-party lab testing, and assisting the Extraction Lead in daily tasks.

AM shift = 5am to 1pm

As one of Kiva's Infusion Technicians, you will...

    • Assist in batch-making (emulsions, liquids, powder, hard-boiled, chews & tablets for edibles) using the latest technology!
    • Perform tasks related to cannabis material intake; initial contact with delivery drivers, inspection, re-bagging, labeling, and data entry
    • Maintain strict inventory records of all cannabis materials, chemicals and equipment used in the laboratory and infusion prep area
    • Maintain safety equipment, chemical material safety data sheets, and records
    • Operate, maintain, adjust and repair infusion equipment such as blenders, sieves, mixers, and ovens 
    • Maintain inventory records of supplies, materials, and equipment, and prepare requisitions as needed
    • Store supplies and equipment, dispose of waste according to guidelines, and keep laboratory, storerooms and working areas well maintained
    • Maintain and adhere to cGMP’s (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures).
    • Wash and sterilize laboratory equipment
    • Assist other departments with production as needed
    • Ad hoc duties as assigned

What we're looking for...

    • Knowledge of cannabis extraction methods preferred, but not required
    • Knowledge of medical cannabis laws and medicinal benefits
    • Bachelor’s in Chemistry or related field preferred
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 1-2 years’ experience with cannabis strongly preferred
    • Must display effective time-management skills and ability to multi-task
    • Strong teamwork skills and strong communication skills required
    • Previous work experience in a fast-paced start up environment is a plus 
    • Must be able to work in a stationary position for an 8-hour shift

This is the job for you, if…

    • You're a self motivated, team player, willing to assist in any department
    • You’re interested in a meaningful job at a growing Cannabis company in Oakland where you’ll work on a variety of tasks and be appreciated daily for doing your job well
    • You want to help create a real product that contributes to a better world
    • You like to focus on the positive, and how to fix the problem
    • You have integrity and enjoy being part of a fast-paced industry
    • You’ve been told (more than once) that you’re scrappy, a progressive, a roll-up-the-sleeves, get stuff done type of person that is organized, honest and thoughtful
    • Your friends describe you as trustworthy, loyal and dependable
    • You’ve been called an over-achiever
    • You don’t leave things to chance and rely on your ability to “wing it.” Rather you’re calculated, prepared and take measured risks
    • You gain fulfillment from completing your task correctly
    • You have VERY strong conversational communication skills
    • You have a way with people

Work Environment

    • This position is based in a busy manufacturing warehouse subject to frequent interruptions.
    • Monday - Friday (Occasional Weekends)

Physical Demands

    • Must be able to lift and move objects overhead weighing up to 50lbs.
    • Constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination and stamina.
$21 - $21 an hour
Kiva Confections provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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