May 14, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Cultivation Supervisor – Medicinal Cannabis

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Rua Bioscience

Based in the Tairāwhiti region, Rua Bioscience is committed to developing the highest quality cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical products for the global healthcare industry.

With a strong focus on quality, sustainability and innovation, Rua is a leading voice in our industry and was the first company in New Zealand to receive a licence to cultivate medicinal cannabis. Our reputation is built on the passion of our people, a genuine desire to create positive change in the unique communities we work with, and a commitment to improving the lives of people with serious health conditions.

The opportunity:

Based at our brand new cultivation facility in Ruatorea, the Cultviation Supervisor will oversee and assist in daily operations related to cannabis cultivation.  You will be part of a close-knit team that work systematically to produce the highest quality product for our customers. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Cultivation Manager to execute on assigned grow operations and projects.
  • Oversee and direct the activities of growing technicians.
  • Ensure compliance to regulatory requirements and company policies and practices.
  • Perform cloning, transplanting, feeding plants, defoliation, cropping, topping, flushing, foliar and preventative sprays, waste disposal, inspect crops, and inventory management.
  • Ensure compliance with cultivation SOPs, and nutrient regiments
  • Track environmental factors and record data to provide to the Cultivation Manager.
  • Maintain a clean, hygienic, organised and safe work environment.
  • Assist with water, media, and solution sampling and testing procedures.
  • Maintain accurate daily activity records and operation logs.
  • Contribute and improve upon already-existing operations and processes to improve work-flow, efficiency, and provide constructive feedback and recommendations.
  • Be available for rostered on call work including weekends, nights and public holidays.

What you will bring:

  • Proven experience in horticulture, agriculture, agronomy or related field;
  • 3+ years experience in a relevant supervisory role;
  • Understanding of pest and disease management techniques;
  • Tech savvy and experience with automated agricultural equipment;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Experience and knowledge of industry compliance requirements;
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines.

What’s in it for you?

  • Become part of the rapidly growing, innovative medical cannabis industry in New Zealand.
  • Great people and a fantastic work environment! When you join our team, you become part of the Rua whanau.
  • Opportunities for growth and development: We develop our people and promote from within.
  • Flexibility: We are whanau friendly and we want our staff to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
  • Fun! We work hard so we think it’s important to make time to celebrate our successes too.

Offers of employment are subject to the satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction check and a pre-employment medical check including a drug test.

Please include a cover letter and updated CV with your application.

Rua Bioscience is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and building a culture that values diversity and inclusion; one that celebrates peoples’ unique backgrounds and qualities and enables everyone to reach their full potential.   

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