Title: Production Supervisor (Processing)
Reports to: Director of Operations/Production
Location: Worcester, MA
Position type: Full-time; permanent; exempt
Annual base salary DOE
Salary raises may be considered upon the achievement of milestones relating to successful harvests; COGS decreases; no adverse findings (fines, serious offenses) stemming from a DPH inspection; fluency in labor management/inventory planning model.
Temescal Wellness operates legal cannabis companies that seek to expand access to consistently high-quality cannabis products. Founded in 2015 by Ted Rebholz, Temescal is privately-held and currently runs two dispensaries and a cultivation-and-manufacturing facility in New Hampshire; is building-out three dispensaries and a cultivation-and-manufacturing facility in Massachusetts; is launching its growing, processing and dispensary business in Maryland; and holds active ownership positions in two, revenue-generating cannabis product companies. Temescal Wellness will have multiple product brands, and multiple cultivation, manufacturing and retail locations nationwide.
Temescal Wellness strives to be the most trusted medical cannabis provider in the markets we serve. We have an incredible responsibility to serve qualified patients in states in which we operate. We are seeking individuals who share our commitment and passion for delivering high quality attention that our patients deserve. We encourage professional curiosity and endless growth opportunities. We operate in a transparent culture that moves swiftly all within a flat hierarchy. We offer perks like casual dress code, and volunteerism. All of our employees are bonus eligible.
The Production Supervisor – Processing is responsible for overseeing extraction and infusion programs in a medical marijuana production facility in Worcester, Massachusetts pursuant to and in compliance with local and state laws and regulations, including especially MA CMR 725 et seq. This individual is the manager-in-charge of a range of day-to-day tasks at one facility. The Production Supervisor – Processing will, based on the production schedule, identify work tasks, schedule, train, and manage Production Associates, and concisely and clearly communicate needs to senior management for staffing, supplies and equipment.
Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
Ensure staff compliance with all applicable government regulations, Temescal standard operating procedures(SOPs), including sanitation, security, workplace safety, confidentiality, and seed-to-sale software requirements, among others.
Plan and facilitate the start-up of the Worcester processing program, to include extraction and infused product manufacturing programs, and recipe/formulation research and development.
Contribute to start-up inspections required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to ensure a final certificate of registration is achieved.
Manage, train and schedule a team of processing Production Associates. Manage production scheduling and organization to precisely project all processing needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to meet retail and wholesale demand. Contribute to SOP development and training materials.
Manage and maintain extraction, infusion, and other processing equipment; environmental control systems; supplies and materials; and other equipment. Assist with facility maintenance and troubleshooting.
Perform all the tasks related to the processing of medical marijuana raw material, and train and oversee others in performing those tasks. Maintain a safe, clean and organized work environment.
Plan, implement and document safety and sanitation, and equipment maintenance programs. Continually enhance knowledge of extraction and infusion methods.
Maintain an accurate database, accounting for material and analyzing COGS, using seed to sale software and associated tracking spreadsheets.
Monitor and support employee safety, morale and productivity. Assist with the employee life cycle, including recruiting, interviewing, training, online scheduling, time and attendance and performance management.
Aid staff in preparing for audits and, as needed, assist state and local governmental auditors.
Effectively and efficiently document, collaborate and persuade by using software and telecommunications tools, including spreadsheets, word processing, email, calendars, text, chat, webinars, seed-to-sale and other software, etc.
Perform the following physical tasks:a. Stand and walk for extended periods of time;b. Bend, squat and stoop, twist and bend the neck and waist and reach above and below shoulder height to grasp objects;c. Bend and lift loads of up to one hundred (100) lbs; andd. Use hands for grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation;
Assist with any other tasks or responsibilities that are assigned to you. This job description describes the general requirements for this job and is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Primary Job Tasks
Responsible for manufacturing all extracted and infused products according to SOP’s
Maintain a processing production schedule for the facility
Review and adjust the schedule as needed
Assist in determining the human resources required
Assist in determining the material resources required
Manage human and material resources to meet production targets
Make decisions about equipment use, maintenance, modification and procurement
Ensure that standard operating procedures are adhered to
Ensure implementation and adherence of health and safety procedures
Monitor and maintain product quality standards
Help plan, implement and enforce quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives
Ensure all products delivered to retail facilities are packaged, labeled and organized correctly each week
Analyze production and quality control to detect and correct problems
Determine and implement improvements to the production process
Monitor and review the performance of staff and organize necessary interventions for improvement
Estimate production costs
Set production budgets
Manage production budgets
Implement cost control programs
Data collection and analysis
Primary Job Tasks
Experience setting-up and operating laboratory and food production equipment in a safe and compliant manner, including roto-evaporators, distilling equipment, vacuum ovens, vacuum pumps, presses, chillers and heaters, etc.
Experience in high-throughput laboratory manufacturing settings
Experience in high-throughput commercial food production settings
Experience supervising and training associates
LEAN manufacturing experience/Six Sigma training
Due to the initial start-up phase of Temescal Wellness Massachusetts and the dynamic nature of the medical cannabis industry, this position may be asked to perform other functions not outlined in this job description.
Temescal Wellness is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit and hire applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other factor prohibited by law.
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