Manager, Integrated Pest Management


Litchfield, IL, USA

Full time

Jan 24

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Summary: This position will manage the treatment and scouting of all plant pests.  The IPM Manager will be ultimately responsible for applying all pesticides and deploying all beneficial insects in a safe, organized, and effective manner that is compliant with all IL state laws and regulations.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management plan for the facility using approved pesticides, beneficial insects, and biocontrol agents

Manage and train a team of IPM technicians that will be responsible for applying all compounds in a safe and effective manner

Routinely scout for all plant pests, generating treatment maps for all IPM technicians to follow

Generate work orders for proper chemical mixing and to track every pesticide application

When necessary, work closely with the fertigation team to inject drench materials into the fertigation system to control root pests

Manage the cleaning and routine maintenance of all application equipment and sprayers

Ensure that proper REI notifications are disseminated to the facility and posted where appropriate

Communicate clearly and effectively with all cultivation staff to ensure the spray and drench applications do not disrupt routine cultivation operations

Other duties as assigned


 To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work-flows and procedures

Routinely monitor crop for pest pressure

In conversation with Cultivation Manager, adjust treatment program to precisely target pests when they emerge

Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions

Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed

Education and/or Experience                                              

Associates Degree is required

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Botany, Agriculture, Ag Business, Environmental Science, Ecology, Soil Science, Horticulture or similar degree preferred

Hold a Pesticide Applicator License in the State of IL or have the ability to gain licensure within two months of joining Curaleaf

Three to five years of management experience

Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations

One to two years’ experience growing cannabis in a regulated facility preferred

Previous experience in a licensed cannabis production facility preferred

Must be 21 years of age or older

Ability to comply with established safety standards 

Experience effectively using computer systems, software, and hardware 

Must be able to work in a challenging fast-paced environment while maintaining a strong attention to details

Ability to train co-workers

Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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