Irrigation Technician

Job description

Join an exciting workplace where you can experience career growth, meet amazing colleagues and be a pioneer in an emerging industry. Are you an energetic person looking for an exciting industry and career growth? We are seeking a hardworking, honest and conscientious person to join the Zenabis family. You will: Foster a proactive, problem-solving approach and enjoy working in a diverse team Understand the importance of quality, safety and documentation
Job Summary The Irrigation Technician is responsible for the use and maintenance of the Irrigation system, and for ensuring the consistency and quality of nutrition provided to the crop throughout all stages of growth. This person must be professional, and a personable leader committed to the overall objective and self-development within the company.
Duties and Responsibilities Operation and maintenance of all irrigation equipment and controls, in addition to overseeing any repairs or upgrades Handling, mixing, and applying fertilizer and nutrient mixes at measured concentrations to meet the needs of the crop Ensure safe handling, use, storage, and disposal of chemicals Use of the Argus automated system to monitor and adjust the irrigation settings and environmental control parameters Perform regular calibration of meters and scales for monitoring and measurement, with completion of accompanying paperwork Diagnose, troubleshoot, and solve problems related to irrigation and environmental control Perform regular tests of the system to ensure consistent working condition across all zones in the facility Collect and analyze water, feed, and runoff samples to determine if an adjustment to the nutrient schedule is needed Communicate effectively with the cultivation team and other departments to ensure a smooth production process
Qualifications Completion of High School diploma AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Preferred) Minimum 1-year experience in irrigation, agricultural/greenhouse production, or a related field considered an asset Proficient knowledge of the materials and equipment used in an automated irrigation system Experience with ARGUS would be highly desirable Industrial automation experience and/or knowledge as well as a knowledge of computer controls considered a strong asset Experience using hand tools considered an asset Basic agricultural knowledge considered an asset Strong attention to detail, with the ability to work independently Ability to stay organized and manage time and workload to meet deadlines Understanding of computers, documentation software; Word and Excel considered an asset Standing & walking for long periods of time Frequent bending, kneeling, and reaching
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Security Clearance Security Clearance may be requested for this position
Working Hours Hourly Position This position will require after hours or extended hours based on activity
Physical Requirements N/A
About Zenabis: Zenabis is a significant Canadian licensed cultivator of medical and recreational cannabis, and a propagator and cultivator of floral and vegetable products. Zenabis employs staff coast-to-coast, across facilities in Atholville, New Brunswick; Delta, Aldergrove, Pitt Meadows and Langley, British Columbia; and Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Zenabis currently has 96,400 kg of licensed cannabis cultivation space and four licensed facilities. Zenabis has 3.5 million square feet of total facility space dedicated to a mix of cannabis production and cultivation and its non-cannabis propagation and floral business. Zenabis expects its Zenabis Atholville, Zenabis Stellarton and Zenabis Langley facilities to be in steady state production in 2020. The Zenabis brand name is used in the cannabis medical market, the Namaste, Blazery, and Re-Up brand names are used in the cannabis adult-use recreational market, and the True Büch brand name is used for Zenabis’ kombucha products. gHs0jJa63j

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