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IPM Specialist

Connected Careers Page
Merced, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
About Us

11 years from our humble beginnings as the founders of Fruitridge Health & Wellness in Sacramento, Connected now maintains a portfolio of proprietary top-shelf cannabis genetics cultivated in state-of-the-art grow facilities. We are proud to be the largest grower of premium flower in California.  

With three retail doors in California, recent expansion into Arizona and national expansion plans in motion, we operate one of the fastest growing, vertically integrated cannabis companies in the country.   

Our mission has remained the same since day one: To breed, grow and sell the best cannabis in the world.  This commitment to deliver at the absolute pinnacle comes to life in the standards we hold our product, our people, and our partners to every day.  

Proprietary genetics cultivated with cutting-edge technology and over 100 years of combined plant cultivation experience has earned our flower the highest wholesale price in any major legal market. Our continued curiosity can be traced back to an early obsession with R&D that poured resources into what is now one of the most advanced cannabis breeding programs in the world. 

In 2017, we welcomed Alien Labs to the Connected family; a partnership built on the foundation of like-minded quality standards and the desire to raise those standards across the industry.

Today, a new emphasis on elevated experiences will ride in tandem with geographical and menu expansion on the fast paced and thrilling road ahead for the entire Connected family of brands.


About the Job

The Integrated Pest Management Applicator Tech is responsible for executing the implementation of the integrated pest management programs at the cultivation facility. This person will apply fertilizers and pesticides as needed by the IPM program as well as implement other practices to mitigate plant pests and pathogens; apply new pest elimination tools and capture devices as needed to sustain and improve pest management.


What You Will Do

Responsible for the execution of the IPM program as assigned by General Manager.

Assist in the improvement of existing pest control programs to reduce overall plant damage and disposals.

Oversee the health of cultivation under controlled environment.

Completing pest assessments on every flower room.

Maintaining and logging forms.

Perform treatment applications, inoculations, and disease evaluations.

 Maintain a clean and safe working environment for all employees.

Set goals and meet deadlines.

Scouting to look through plants for pests.

Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work.

Participate in ongoing education and professional development as needed.

Work collectively and respectfully with other team members.

Plant intake (ensuring clone quality and health).

Other duties as assigned


What We Are Looking For

Experience in the operation of agricultural crop production equipment (Preferred)

 Ability to pass a respiratory medical evaluation and fit test (Required)

The possession of either a Qualified Applicator License, Qualified Applicator Certificate, or the ability to acquire a Private Applicator Certificate by passing a test administered by the Agricultural Commissioner's Office 

High School Diploma (preferred)

2+ years experience in agriculture (preferred)

Working knowledge of agricultural practices, irrigation and cultivation systems 

Must be 21 years of age (or older) at the time of hire

Proficiency of the English language, verbal and written format (preferred)

Nice to have: PCA

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Requires normal, corrective vision range, the ability to see color and the ability to distinguish letters, numbers and symbols
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 lbs., with or without assistance
  • Ability to climb, push, pull, stoop, grasp, walk, sit, stand, bend and reach for the duration of shift
  • Requires manual dexterity to operate job related equipment
  • Requires normal hearing range


Why Connected?

Connected is an exciting and innovative workplace with a highly engaged workforce brought together by a shared passion to be the best in the business.  We are on a mission to breed, grow and sell the best cannabis in the world!  This is a super unique opportunity to be part of the start-up stage of the booming cannabis industry.  We are looking for exceptional people to join our team as we transition into the next phase of our business ventures and become a leader in the cannabis space.  

  • Competitive Pay and Stock Options
  • 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation Time (Flexible Vacation policy for exempt positions)
  • Career Growth and Internal Advancement Opportunities
  • Chance to work in an exciting new start-up industry with awesome people!

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