Lab Assistant - Job ID 1087178

Location: Washington, DC

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Job Posted
Jan 22, 2024
Company: District Cannabis

Company & Role Overview


The hours of this position is M-F 9am-5:30pm

Lab Assistant

Your role in caring for our plants:

  • Daily product preparation including preparing equipment and plant materials for extraction
  • Consistently monitors active equipment, performs minor repairs, and reports equipment irregularities to Assistant General Manager
  • Operates machinery in accordance with all operational and safety guidelines
  • Takes instruction and helps on all tasks assigned by General Manager
  • Assists with ethanol, butane and solventless extraction
  • Assists with potency and terpene testing using HPLC and GCMS machines
  • Assists with infused concentrate formulation and dispensing
  • Assists with infused edible base formulation
  • Accurately performs tasks related to weighing, liquid handling, and pipetting
  • Cleans and maintains laboratory, glassware, and other equipment
  • General manual labor tasks including loading, unloading, lifting, and moving materials
  • Assists in the disposal of waste according to established guidelines
  • Support packaging process including but not limited to verifying correct weight, detecting visual defects, applying all necessary labels, and counting completed units into predetermined case pack sizes
  • Other duties as assigned

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.
  • We ask that you have at least a high school degree.
  • We ask that you have basic computer skills.
  • General lab experience preferred
  • Pipetting experience preferred.

Additional skills which will help you excel in your role:

  • Desire and ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Please have personal accountability, proactive behaviors, and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to ensure all tasks are performed correctly, efficiently, and effectively.
  • Excellent observational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations.
  • Compliance with all HR policies including confidentiality and non-disclosure.
  • Comply with all HR policies including confidentiality and non-disclosure.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace in a high production environment
  • Ability to m aintain respectful, open communication with the management team and other co-workers.

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

  • This position requires an inordinate amount of sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting and reaching in full range of motion to complete physical tasks
  • You will be asked to carry/lift loads of up to 50lbs, often times repeatedly, throughout the day.
  • This position requires standing, stooping, squatting, or crouching for more than 4 hours sequentially.
  • This position requires the extended and repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers to cut and manipulate small objects.
  • As this position will mainly be working in the greenhouse, we ask that you be willing and able to work in an environment with high light and heat levels.

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.