Cultivation Manager

Location: Waterfall, PA

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Job Posted
Apr 19, 2024
Company: TerrAscend

Company & Role Overview



It's a Joint Effort

Full-Time Cultivation Manager

To Be Blunt

Where you'll be planted

To be blunt, this role will be about:

  • Ensure that all growing department personnel have been trained in and certified by the Human Resources Department.
  • Ensure that all growing department personnel have been trained regarding The Worker Protection Standards Act of 1992 to include proper Mixing, Handling and Loading of chemicals.
  • Ensure that all supervisors complete required Employee Evaluations as communicated by the Director of Operations and/or the Human Resources department.
  • Ensure that all growing department supervisors are correctly trained in and maintain proper documentation.
  • Identify suitable employees to the Director of Cultivation and Operations Director for further career path development.
  • Coordinate with the Production Planning, Data Integrity and Operations teams to review product assemblies for accuracy to ensure that proper cost analysis can be performed as needed.

Moisture Management:

  • Ensure that all growing staff understand and follow the correct time of day and conditions in which to irrigate the crops to avoid disease or fungal infections.
  • Assist to irrigate crops in emergency situations such as, holidays, labor shortages, unusual weather, etc.
  • Report, and follow up on, any maintenance issues regarding water handling systems to the Facilities Manager for repair.
  • Submit requests for tools, parts or other materials needed for irrigation systems to the Purchasing department and the Director of Cultivation and Operations Director for review.


  • Direct the proper selection, rate, frequency and application of fertilizers throughout the farm to ensure high quality plants are produced without a waste of resources.
  • Ensure that fertilizer injection systems are properly calibrated and that any repairs required are reported to the Facilities Manager.
  • Manage random testing of fertilizer outputs from injection systems to ensure proper calibration and rates are being applied.

Pest Management:

  • Ensure that the appropriate growing department personnel record chemical applications and MSDS are accurate and up-to-date in compliance with Federal and State regulations.
  • Ensure that pest levels are maintained at or below an acceptable level in order to avoid loss of sales or customer dissatisfaction.
  • Direct the proper selection, rate, frequency and application of all pesticides throughout the farm to ensure high quality plants are produced in a cost-effective manner.
  • Assist with actual applications in emergency situations such as; holidays, labor shortages, etc.
  • Direct the proper scouting, reporting, soil testing and graphical tracking of appropriate crops throughout the growing cycle.
  • Maintain a financially sound Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system to avoid losses from pests.
  • Report, and follow up on, any maintenance issues regarding pesticide application systems to the Facilties Manager for repair.
  • Review and submit requests to Purchasing Department for pesticide products, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or spraying supplies to be purchased that are not automatically replenished via re-order level (ROL) inventory demand.

Environmental Management:

  • Oversee the programming and/or set-points of all greenhouse and indoor environmental control systems to maintain the most efficient growing environment possible without compromising crop timing or quality.
  • Oversee the programming, use and maintenance of any supplemental or photoperiod lighting systems.
  • Report and follow up on, any defective environmental equipment or structural problems (deflated hoops, holes in walls, vents not sealing properly, etc.) to the Facilities Manager for repair.

Miscellaneous Requirements:

  • Manage and supervise growing media testing systems and methods.
  • Provide information to and coordinate with the Director of Cultivation and Operations Director in regarding grow times, variety selections, potting media and growing program changes to be incorporated into the production systems.
  • Acquire additional information and knowledge from industry experts, consultants and representatives to continually improve quality and reduce losses or shrink.
  • Report any discrepancies regarding required tasks and/or timing to the Director of Cultivation and Operations Director.

Space Management Requirements:

  • Ensure the proper placement of plants within the various growing environments and ensure efficiency regarding placement, spreading/moving, shipping and chemical applications.
  • Notify the appropriate growing staff of environmental control changes needed to ensure that crops finish on-time and of high quality.
  • Report any discrepancies regarding crop footprints to the Director Of Cultivation and Operations Director.

What we're high on...We value diverse skillsets, talents, and experiences. To be successful in this role we know you'll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, related science degree and 5+ years managing professional production agriculture environment,
  • 5+ years of commercial greenhouse cultivation experience
  • Proven strategic experience in overseeing all aspects of professional production environments.
  • Strong knowledge of plant
  • Cannabis growing experience preferred, not required.
  • Experience building and managing high performance teams.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness.
  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Possesses critical thinking skill.
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information.
  • Must have a solid understanding of the Cannabis laws, rules and regulations and passion to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws.


  • Employee Discount (all employees eligible)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance (with telehealth option)
  • 401k with 4% company matching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability

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