Lab Supervisor

Green Thumb Industries

Paterson, NJ, USA

Full time

Sep 13

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The Role

We’re looking for a Laboratory Supervisor to assist in the management of our laboratory team. Every day in the lab, our team works the magic of distillation, extraction, winterization, and the production of our cannabis-infused products. As Laboratory Supervisor, you’ll grind away at some of the details of running a lab—enforcing safety and security regulations, maintaining equipment, keeping detailed records, and generally keeping everything up to snuff. But here’s the bigger picture: we’re looking for someone with a serious leadership strain who loves to motivate, organize, and rally a team. You’ll use your people skills and your passion for collaboration to help take care of your colleagues who work their magic every day for GTI! 


Supervise the laboratory production operations of our infused products and/or extraction products  

Ensures all equipment is operational and communicates with leadership to solve failures resulting in down time 

Responsible for accurate preparation of oil and MIP formulations  

Responsible for hygiene, organization, and overall appearance of laboratory 

Support the lab leadership to maintain high standards of quality by assisting with document management, program development and laboratory testing 

Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments, monitor experiments, make observations, calculate and records results notifying the Lab Manager of any deviations 

Perform analytical testing, i.e. HPLC testing, and monitors product disposition to support quality control 

Follow SOP and standard analytical procedures to meet Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices compliance 

Support the documentation of lab standards, inventory management, Chemical Hygiene Policy and related labeling, and other SOPs as assigned by Lab Manager 

Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with co-workers and management 

Capable of working with hazardous chemicals and is able to identify and report unsafe equipment, conditions and practices so that they may be corrected prior to an incident 

Assist lab manager in personnel management with scheduling, training, onboarding, performance reviews as necessary 

Other duties as assigned 


Associates degree in Life Sciences required, Bachelors degree preferred

3+ years of working in an analytical or production lab  

Familiarity with OSHA guidelines for dealing with hazardous chemicals 

Background in cannabis extraction or distillation highly desirable, not required

Possesses a high level of critical thinking 

Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment 

Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness 

Knowledge of laboratory best practices including data entry, cleanliness, and systems 

Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications and email 

Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of GTI 

Must have a solid understanding of the Medical Marijuana laws, rules and regulations set forth by the state and the D.O.A.; a pursuit to further their understanding and knowledge of the industry and the laws is appreciated and commendable 

Additional Requirements

Must pass any and all required background checks

Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must be approved by the state badging agency to receive an Agent badge

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. 

Physical demands – May be required to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds (200 pounds with assistance).

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