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Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry.
At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.
Cresco Labs is seeking a Chemist to join our Lab team in Indiantown, FL. The Chemist will be responsible for testing equipment as well as assisting in the extraction process of medicinal cannabis. The chemist will test samples for identification, purity, and contaminants. The chemist will also maintain the organization, cleanliness and efficiency of production area, as well as maintaining the quality control measures to ensure high quality product while carrying out day-to-day tasks such as prepping, extracting, and packaging.
The ideal candidate will work well independently, possess a strong sense of initiative and the drive to constantly learn and seek out new information about cannabis as a medicine and understand cannabis in general.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in extraction process
HPLC sample testing requirements
Mixing of all ratio oils, lotions, tinctures
Documentation and reporting of findings
Maintain quality control measures
R&D – recording data, product refinement and improvement
Lab equipment maintenance reporting
Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry or related field
1-2 years HPLC experience
Knowledge of analytical instrumentation theory and practice, specifically, GC, and HPLC
Knowledge of organic chemistry and laboratory experimental techniques
Experience with Microsoft Office Applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Strong work ethic and willing to work overtime depending on project demand
Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently to deliver on project goals
Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
The Chemist must be able to speak, hear, see, read, write, type, dial, reach, and bend. Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull 50 lbs. Requires the ability to stand and walk long distances for extended periods of time. Exposure to high/low temperatures.
We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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