Nursery Technician

Location: Oglesby, IL

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Job Posted
Jul 08, 2024
Company: Green Thumb Industries

Company & Role Overview


The Role

Essential Functions

  • Caring for plants in the vegetative state in either the mom, clone or veg room.
  • Tasks may include transplanting, cutting clones, watering, trimming, bottoming, topping, pruning, defoliating, etc.
  • The ability to recognize requirements associated with the strain, growth patterns and identify anomalies within the plants.
  • Depending on Cultivation needs, you may need to participate in all aspects of plant maintenance.
  • Reporting any issues to Leadership to ensure a timely fix or solution if problems arise.
  • Use dexterity, coordination, and precision to perform tasks that require manual manipulation to perform plant maintenance activities including defoliation, pruning, and other activities as required.
  • Meet production goals while maintaining an elevated level of performance, safety, and quality.
  • Maintain open communication with Leadership team and co-workers.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all flower rooms, benches, irrigation systems, etc. to ensure cleanliness.
  • The ability to Interpret and follow cultivation schedules.
  • Follow department specific work instructions and SOP's.

Safety & Compliance

  • Be aware of hazards in the workspace.
  • Retain and understand department specific training.
  • Report safety incidents/ concerns and comply with follow-up actions.
  • Be compliant with area safety requirements, state regulations and PPE requirements.
  • Follow GMP, biosecurity, sanitation or other quality and compliance requirements.
  • Perform record keeping accurately and completely as directed by a lead or supervisor.
  • Maintain and calibrate tools, equipment and machinery as directed by a lead or supervisor.
  • Report and escalate safety & quality concerns.

Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform reaching, grasping, bending, stooping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to repetitively climb ladders and/or stairs and work from elevated platforms.
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time while maintaining focus.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and balance up to 50 pounds AND must be able to do so with extreme care and caution when working with product.
  • Must be able to work in an environment that is 85+ degrees and 70% humidity for extended periods.
  • Must be able to work at heights.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment.
  • Work involves daily exposure to allergens (such as cannabis, tree nuts, and coconut oil).


  • Minimum of a high school diploma. GED, or associate degree or certifications preferred.
  • Prior experience in manufacturing, or fast-paced environment
  • Ability to utilize simple math for calculations.
  • High focus and attention to detail.
  • Perform any additional tasks assigned by a manager or lead.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be at a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Must possess valid state ID.
  • Must be able to obtain, and maintain, state badging requirements to work in in cannabis industry (requires background check and state review)

Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Paid Time Off, Company Discounts, Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation, Free Snacks / Drinks, Inclusive Environment, Life Insurance, Lunch & Learns, Paid Parental Leave, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Work From Home / Remote

Working Environment

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About Green Thumb Industries

Calling all curious, collaborative, compassionate, boundary-pushing, trustworthy stewards: There’s a place for you.

Join us on our mission to promote well-being through the power of cannabis while giving back to the communities in which we serve.

People are everything at Green Thumb. Some of us nurture plants while others pore over legal documents or open new stores. A few things we have in common? We’re stewards of the plant, a happy and humble bunch and genuinely love what we do.