Acreage Pharms Ltd. Job Openings

Acreage Pharms is a licensed producer of medical cannabis, which aims to provide Canadians with quality products and an exceptional customer service experience. We also plan to participate in Canada’s legal recreational market as it evolves.

Acreage Pharms is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin, gender identity, etc. Acreage Pharms thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only selected candidates will be contacted.

For more information about living and working in the Peers, Alberta area, see About our Community.

At the moment, there are no open positions. Acreage Pharms is a rapidly-growing company, however, so please check this page again later.


Head Grower

Due to rapid growth and expansion, Acreage Pharms Ltd. is currently recruiting a full-time Head Grower.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage, monitor and train staff on all cultivation activities including but not limited to: irrigation, fertigation, feeding/nutrient schedules, cloning, transplanting, defoliation, harvesting, preventative spraying and pest control, waste disposal, etc.
  • Regularly monitor grow rooms and assess plant health. Take appropriate measures to mitigate loss and/or damage to plants.
  • Ability to supervise and delegate to complete various daily tasks for more than 30 staff.
  • Coordinate with Production Manager to ensure that major work events are completed on time to achieve production targets within expected deadlines.
  • Ensure staff training, development and performance management planning for all direct and indirect reports, including ongoing proficiency training and smooth on-boarding of new employees.
  • Order equipment and supplies as needed to support grow operations.
  • Manage data collection for accuracy and ensure all tracking is complaint with government regulations and company requirements.
  • Identify and manage cost improvements and lead the development and execution of cost improvement and productivity ideas within the cultivation area.
  • Maintain exceptional attention to detail to achieve consistent high-quality yields while ensuring optimum efficiency and cost control.
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance, the Responsible Person and Alternate Responsible Person to ensure strict compliance with Facility’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Health Canada Regulations, and OH&S Regulations.
  • Communicate effectively with other department managers, supervisors and employees to ensure timely resolution of problems affecting the cultivation department.
  • Complete safety inspections in the cultivation area as well as being involved in incident investigation and inspection programs.

Education

An undergraduate degree in plant biology or diploma in horticulture. Education requirement may be waived for candidates with at least 2 years’ experience as a Head or Lead Grower in a licensed cannabis indoor operation.

Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of large scale commercial cannabis cultivation, including automated systems, nutrient requirements, irrigation, mediums, light requirements, temperature control, air flow, pH management, waste disposal, etc.
  • Utilize Seed to Sale software (e.g. Ample Organics) to track plants from clone through harvest.
  • Experience in hydroponic and soil-based horticulture.
  • Practical experience/knowledge of an integrated pest management program.
  • Strong inventory and production management skills.
  • Innovative thinking and problem solving.
  • Ability to meticulously follow SOPs and document all activities.
  • Ability to successfully clear criminal record check and Cannabis Act security background check.
  • Knowledge of the Cannabis plant and genetics.
  • Knowledge of plant diseases, insects, and fungi, as well as plant treatment options.
  • Previous management experience in developing, leading, motivating and mentoring staff.
  • Working knowledge of the Cannabis Regulations.
  • Strong leadership and conflict resolution skills.
  • Good work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Physical aptitude and health necessary to perform manual labor tasks required in a grow facility.
  • Basic computer skills: competency in Microsoft Office.
  • WHMIS Training an asset.

Working Conditions

  • Work environment can be warm and humid, similar to a greenhouse environment
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Standing & walking for long periods of time. Frequent bending, kneeling and reaching.
  • Ability to perform a series of repetitive operations requiring manual dexterity and visual acuity.
  • Ability to work with and around chemicals like bleach, Isopropyl Alcohol, pH Up, and pH Down.
  • Available to work Days, Weekends (as needed), Shift, On Call. Might be required to work overtime as needed.

Salary

Commensurate with education, skills and experience.

Benefits

Paid vacations, 5 paid sick days per year, Health and Dental and Basic Life Insurance (premiums 100% paid by the Company), Long Term Disability.

Please submit your resumes to: hr@acreagepharms.ca.


Journeyman Electrician

Acreage Pharms Ltd. is currently recruiting a full-time Journeyman Electrician.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Installing new electrical equipment and maintaining on a preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Standard maintenance: changing filters, refrigeration plant checks, CO2 sensor calibrations, all lighting, HVAC, irrigation systems, etc.
  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations.
  • Ensuring the use of correct procedures when dealing with hazardous materials.
  • Maintaining a high level of safety awareness by continually adhering to safety standards and ensuring participation in safety meetings.
  • Assist with other projects as needed.

Requirements:

  • Fully certified Journeyman Electrician with a minimum of 3 years' experience. Red Seal preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a class 5 driver's license.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Industrial Controls and Instrumentation experience would be an asset.
  • Other industry related certification and/or experience would be an asset (eg. First Aid, Fall Arrest, WHMIS, Lift Platform).

Education:

  • High School or Trade School Diploma.
  • Journeyman Electrician (Alberta) or Red Seal Certification

Working Conditions:

  • Work environment can be warm and humid, similar to a greenhouse environment
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Standing & walking for long periods of time. Frequent bending, kneeling and reaching.
  • Ability to perform a series of operations requiring manual dexterity and visual and auditory acuity.
  • Ability to work with and around chemicals like bleach, Isopropyl Alcohol, PH Up/Down.
  • Available to work Days, Weekends (as needed), Shift, On Call. Might be required to work overtime as needed.

Salary:

Commensurate with education, skills and experience.

Benefits:

Paid vacations, 5 paid sick days per year, Health and Dental and Basic Life Insurance (premiums 100% paid by the Company), Long Term Disability.

Please submit your resumes to: hr@acreagepharms.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only selected candidates will be contacted.


Labourer (Temporary)

We are currently recruiting for 3-4 full time temporary labourers for a 4-6-week term with possible extension. $17-$20 per hour.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Loading and unloading trucks and trailers
  • Follow instructions & blueprints when building or installing fixtures
  • Comply with all Health and Safety policies and procedures of the Company
  • Follow safety measures in work procedures and when operating tools and equipment
  • Keep the work area clean and well organized
  • Report for work on time and meet task and project deadlines
  • Attend on the job training or other training as required
  • Participate in equipment, site and tool inspections
  • Learn and follow security and/or sanitation protocols
  • Able to use basic hand tools and small power tools to complete tasks

Personal Attributes:

  • Works well with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Good time management and communication skills
  • Good use of common sense
  • Willingness to learn
  • Dependable and Reliable

Physical demands:

  • Regularly lift and/or move objects 10-60lbs (5-27Kg)
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, climb, crouch or crawl
  • Occasionally required to sit

Assets:

  • Tickets for fall protection; aerial lift/work platform; forklift
  • Experience in the trades
  • First aid certified; WHMIS 2015

Other Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Recent Criminal Record Check
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • Own reliable transportation
  • Must have approved steel toe footwear
  • Must be able to use Direct Deposit method to receive pay

Please submit your resumes to: hr@acreagepharms.ca.

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