Automation Supervisor

Cresco Labs

Joliet, IL, USA

Full time

Jan 24

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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 an Automation Supervisor. As the Automation Supervisor, you will ensure the processing and packaging equipment is maintained in a satisfactory and safe condition for all production and packaging equipment. Cresco’s Automation Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the staff who handles the planned and unplanned maintenance of production and packaging equipment.  This individual should have a background in troubleshooting various competencies: Advanced Pneumatic, Basic Hydraulic, AC/DC Electrical Systems, Automation (PLC and Instrumentation), Robotics Automation, Machining, and Mechanical Systems on all Process and Packaging Equipment with minimal guidance. Oversee maintenance and repair of processing and packaging equipment in a fast paced, high production work environment, while prioritizing the completion of multiple electrical/mechanical and administrative tasks.



Manage troubleshooting and maintenance work on processing and packaging equipment.

Manage and direct the team who handles the planned and unplanned maintenance and setup of automation equipment throughout the plant. Administer coaching and discipline to direct reports, as needed, partnering with Human Resources where appropriate.

Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to document all maintenance activities completed on equipment and spare parts consumed.

Train maintenance staff on proper operation and repair of processing and packaging equipment

Maintain automation Preventative Maintenance schedule. Show flexibility with schedules based off workload.

Ensure team performs quality work within reasonable time standards set forth by management in verbal or written instructions.

Ensure team executes duties in a safe and efficient manner. Adheres to all safety rules and regulations.


Performs other related duties and assignments as required.



5+ years of hands-on processing and packaging equipment maintenance; troubleshooting and working with PLC’s and automation equipment

Proficient with lockout tagout procedures (LOTO) and other OSHA safety standards as required.

Supervisory experience

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Robotic / PLC training

Ability to read machine prints

Basic understanding of Root Cause Analysis

Bachelor’s in engineering discipline (preferred)

E-Maint / SAP experience (preferred)

Experience with combination scales and fill equipment (preferred)

Food manufacturing experience (preferred)



Must be 21 years of age or older to apply

Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry 

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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Cresco Labs

Normalize and professionalize cannabis and educate consumers to eliminate the social stigmas associated with cannabis