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22 Jun 2020

Full-Time Gardener

Sozo Companies – Posted by cpeltier Warren, Michigan, United States

Job Description

Location: Warren, Michigan
Role: Gardener
Compensation: Based on Experience

Sozo is currently seeking a Gardener for their Grow Facility in Warren, Michigan.  The Gardener will work under the supervision of the Cultivation Manager with the goal of preparing adequate amounts of healthy, productive plants to populate all flowering lights in the facility.  Gardeners are expected to know and understand Sozo’s core vegetative tasks and techniques.  We are looking for a hard-working, organized, thoughtful individual that takes pride in their work.

Job Responsibilities:
– Execute core vegetative tasks and techniques according to Sozo’s core vegetative tasks in a conscientious and skillful manner, as well as with appropriate timing.
– Core vegetative tasks and techniques include, but are not limited to: cloning, transplanting, topping, pruning, preparing nutrient solutions for fertilization, and foliar spraying.
– Comply with all laws and regulations pertinent to cannabis cultivation and all attendant activities including, but not limited to, those of the Michigan Licensing and Regulation Authority, Michigan Department of Agriculture, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
– Know, understand, and follow all safety protocols related to the application of pesticides and any other relevant tasks
–  Build and maintain a familiarity with all fertilization products and nutrient supplements in use at the Sozo Grow Facility and their guidelines for use.
– Communicate METRC tag requests to the Processing Team’s Inventory Manager according to established protocol. Physically apply METRC tags to plants. Employ and apply any other labels/tags as directed. Ensure that all tags applied to plants are labeled with the correct strain.
– Maintain and care for all equipment and automated systems in the vegetative area. Perform routine maintenance and replacements as needed. Alert the Cultivation Manager ASAP of problems or malfunctions.
– Maintain a clean and orderly work environment to mitigate potential pest problems and facilitate an organized and efficient workflow.
– Attend weekly cultivation staff meetings and workshops.
– Check email multiple times daily. Employ email as much as possible to communicate with co-workers.
– Perform all required reporting and documentation accurately and completely.
– Comply with all HR policies including confidentiality and non-disclosure.

– Basic scientific understanding of botany, horticulture and agriculture preferred
– Bachelor’s degree in botany, horticulture, or agriculture or similar programs/experience is beneficial
– Knowledge and understanding of cultivation techniques specific to Sozo’s procedures
– Vast knowledge and understanding of current state and local marihuana regulations and codes
– Hardworking, responsible, trustworthy
– Detail-oriented, strong problem-solving and communication skills
– Effectively use Microsoft applications and other relevant software
– Minimum of 21 years of age
– Possess valid driver’s license or state ID
– Must pass any and all background checks
– Must be and remain compliant with any and all legal or company regulations for working in the cannabis industry
– Chemicals are used in this position
– Must be able to lift, carry, and balance up to 50 pounds (100 pounds with assistance).  This job may require sitting, walking, or standing for periods of time along with lifting, bending over, and crouching.

** Sozo is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. **

How to Apply

To apply: Please send your resume via email to and include your salary requirements.

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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