Humboldt County, CA
Job Title: Irrigation Technician
Reports To: Ranch Manager
Humboldt Growers Network, an industry leader in North California Cannabis production, Is seeking a qualified Irrigation technician to assist with project success at a Southern Humboldt Property. This is a position for anyone that wishes to deepen their experience working in a high intensity, precision-focused cannabis production environment.
Ideal candidates for the Irrigation Specialist position will have several years of cannabis farming experience - specifically with pest treatment and mitigation. You will be responsible for applying pesticides, developing treatment schedules and keeping accurate, up to date reporting of your application schedules. . You should be a well rounded individual with a great work ethic and bring positivity to the workplace.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays and evenings, as required.
Maintain records and submit reports on conditions of all irrigation systems.
Diagnose problems with electrical meters and pumps; necessary repairs and adjustments to maintain all systems in proper working conditions.
Develop and execute successful pesticide testing and mitigation methods.
Determine nutrient applications, mixes and plant needs based on seasonal and weather related changes.
Determine plant nutrient needs and program modifications based on seasonal and climate related changes.
Maintain open and honest communications with co-workers and supervisors.
Develop reports determining results of current strategies by using quantifiable data.
Deep understanding of pest prevention, testing, mitigation and extermination practices.
Punctual, detail oriented and exacting with measurements
Read, write and clearly speak effectively
Safely transport, lift and handle bulky objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under hot and humid conditions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and other employees.
Have a good sense of humor
Operate company vehicles and possess the required license.
Knowledge of industry standard tools and equipment used for irrigation systems maintenance work.
Must possess a valid and up to date California Pesticide Applicators License
File monthly reports of pesticide use to county governing body.
Proper weed abatement techniques and proper safety precautions for handling chemicals.
Understanding of components of plant and turf health including signs of distress, effect of weather and impact of users.
Within OSHA guidelines, withstand periods of physical expose to the presence of fumes, odors, dust and pollen without incapacitating adverse effect.
Utilizing best practices for irrigation use of recycled water.
Considerable knowledge of how environmental impacts including airflow and sun exposure affect evaporation rates and fertilizer activity.
Deep understanding of how seasonal changes affect pest resistance
Possess a driver's license and have a clean driving record.
Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation) & a good sense of humor.
2-5 years experience as an irrigation specialist or related role.
48 hours/week (6 x 8 hour days)
Onsite housing options available
$60,000 - $80,000 a year (DOE)
Health benefits not included.
Southern Humboldt County