Extraction Supervisor - Job ID 1014264

Location: Washington, DC

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Job Posted
Nov 26, 2023
Company: District Cannabis

Company & Role Overview


This shift will be M-F 9am- 5:30pm

Extraction Supervisor

Your role in caring for our company:

  • Oversee and supervise the day-to-day operations of the laboratory department with emphasis on safety, accuracy, sanitation, and quality.
  • Provide leadership and direction to team members to create a positive and productive work environment.
  • Provide new team members with full training and perform additional training sessions with current employees as needed.
  • Ensure team is adhering to company SOPs and company policy in daily operations.
  • Clearly communicate expectations, goals, and schedules to the team.
  • Ensure that quality standards are maintained and continually improved.
  • Perform and oversee hydrocarbon extractions of cannabis material. This includes packing extraction columns, performing initial processing, collecting bulk concentrate material, and performing post-extraction steps.
  • Perform and oversee post-processing steps including rotary-evaporation, decarboxylation, and fractional distillation, concentrate agitation and purging with vacuum oven.
  • Perform and oversee the preparation, running, analysis, and verification of samples for HPLC, GCMS, and moisture analysis testing. Samples include flower, concentrates, and Marijuana Infused Products (MIP).
  • Run routine and timely check standards and calibrations for HPLC and GCMS machines.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving when there are inconsistent, inconclusive, or troublesome HPLC or GCMS results.
  • Assist in the development and refinement of lab SOPs.
  • Perform and oversee the production of all vape cartridges. This includes creating bulk vape oil, filling the cartridges, capping cartridges, and cleaning/qc-ing.
  • Perform and oversee the production of all syringes. This includes creating syringe oil, filling syringes, and cleaning/qc-ing.
  • Perform and oversee the dosing of precursors for edible and MIP products.
  • Collaboration with packaging department to ensure all laboratory products are being correctly packaged. This includes thorough quality assurance checks.
  • Collaboration with kitchen department in precursor development, ensuring homogeneity in MIP production, and collecting random potency samples.
  • Collaboration with Processing & Packaging Department to collect flower samples for potency tests. This also includes collaboration to improve flower dry and cure techniques to increase potency and terpene retention.
  • Cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment and lab areas. Following and enforcing standard operating procedures; complying with legal regulations; monitoring environment
  • Operating, maintaining, adjusting, cleaning, and repairing laboratory equipment such as extraction vessels, heaters/chillers, ovens, balances, vacuum pumps, and other laboratory equipment
  • Monitor METRC for inventory levels of all concentrate MIP products
  • Managing lab waste and accurately preparing for MPD pickup
  • Performing clerical work related to laboratory activities such as word processing, detailed record keeping, and filing
  • Ensure effective and timely communication of department information to managers, including team goals, progress, performance, objectives, obstacles, and other relevant information.
  • Submit daily production reports to management and maintain detailed records/daily operation logs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications we ask you to have:

  • For legal reasons, all employees need to be at least 21 years of age.
  • You will be asked to pass a Federal and State criminal history background check.
  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in related Science, Public Health or Engineering
  • Five years of experience in a laboratory setting
  • Two years of solvent extraction experience in production setting
  • Three years of supervisor or management experience
  • Knowledge of scientific laboratory procedures and techniques as used in a chemistry laboratory.

Addition skills which will help you excel in your role:

  • Hydrocarbon extraction experience preferred.
  • HPLC and/or GCMS experience preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to keep precise, highly detailed, and accurate records of calculations, and procedures.
  • Mechanical inclination with the ability to monitor, maintain and troubleshoot/repair laboratory equipment.
  • Strong inventory management skills.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to coach and mentor others.
  • Strong Team building and training skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to provide technical leadership.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethics - be accountable and proactive.
  • Ability to adjust to a rapidly changing environment and pivot tasks as needed.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others to perform well, and accept feedback from others; delegate work assignments, give authority to work independently, set expectations, and monitor delegated activities.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace in a high production environment!

This is not your average desk job! Please make sure you are willing and able to perform the following:

  • This role will ask that you sit, walk, bend, and reach throughout your entire shift. There may be days where you stand the entire day, sit the entire day, etc. Please be flexible as needs will change.
  • This role is similar to an assembly line in that it will be completing repetitive tasks throughout the day.
  • You will be asked to carry loads of up to 50lbs repeatedly throughout the day.
  • As this is a cannabis growing facility, there will be strong odors, bright lights, and various noises throughout the workday.
  • Employees are asked to wear scrubs, masks, gloves, and hairnets while working with the products. DCM will provide scrubs, gloves, and hair nets to all employees.

Our Benefits

  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance AD&D
  • 401K
  • DCM Product/Merch Discounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Competitive pay
  • Industry Discounts

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

401(k) with Company Match, Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Inclusive Environment, Paid Time Off, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code

Working Environment

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About District Cannabis

To most growers, the flower they harvest is the end of the road. For us, it’s just the beginning.

Our mission is to grow more than the world’s best Cannabis. We’re growing a better world. One that’s more caring, compassionate, understanding, and informed.

Behind every Sour Diesel, Gelato Cake and Lemon Royale Flower is something bigger: our mission to create meaningful, positive change in the world.

To fight for equality within the industry and society. To give those in need access to the medicine they require. To change perceptions about this miraculous plant and the power it contains. To soothe and heal, without hurting Mother Earth.

Every day we learn a bit more about the unlimited potential cannabis holds, and there’s nothing we like more than sharing it with you. Because to us, cannabis is much more than a plant; it’s our chance to change the world, one person, one patient, one policy at a time.