Operations Supervisor

CubicFarm Produce (Canada) Corp. Edmonton, AB Commensurate w/ experience
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OVERVIEW

If you are an enthusiastic Operations Supervisor looking to join a dynamic and innovative company on the leading edge of the ag-tech revolution, we invite you to apply here!

 

ABOUT CUBICFARMS

We believe in technology to feed a changing world. CubicFarms (TSXV: CUB) is an ag-tech company providing automated growing systems for fresh produce and nutritious livestock feed. CubicFarms offers turnkey, commercial scale, hydroponic, automated controlled-environment growing systems that can grow predictably and sustainably for 12 months of the year virtually anywhere on earth. The company has sold and installed systems in Canada and internationally, and continues to grow a global pipeline of prospective customers. Visit us at www.cubicfarms.com

 

THE ROLE: OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

We are looking for a unique candidate who has both the flexibility and entrepreneurial attitude to be a hands on role with no immediate direct reports. However, will control every aspect of fulfillment and logistics across our Edmonton Operations. The correct candidate will have a combination of both hands on experience in a warehouse environment and the analytical aptitude to lead complex projects and strategy. Experience with cross border logistics and customs knowledge is also an asset.

ABOUT YOU

  • You’re the type of person who can’t walk out the door with anything left undone. You like all of the boxes ticked off and make schedules and lists when no one cares but you. It’s in your DNA.
  • You are a self-motivated, passionate, experienced individual who is looking for an opportunity to work with an emerging organization with a great deal of room for advancement.
  • You are an entrepreneurial minded, hands on person who leads by example and thrives on solving challenging problems.
  • You have a green thumb and a jack of all trades. You are just as comfortable using a spreadsheet as you are using a wrench.
  • You are motivated by thought of working in the new and upcoming Ag-Tech industry.
  • You are reliable, proactive, and willing to take the lead on tasks that need to be accomplished.
  • You have the ability to structure yourself in an unstructured environment and are motivated to learn new skills.
  • You are willing to work during various hours throughout the day and lend a hand where required to get the job done.
  • Above all you like to have fun while doing all of the above.

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO:

  • Monitor, operate, and report farming operations in collaboration with the Onboarding Manager.
  • Assist with control of plant nutrition at various stages of growth, while maintaining equipment.
  • Ensure all safety policies and strict crop hygiene practices are followed and enforced.
  • Assist with propagation, seeding, plant movement, spacing, packaging, picking orders and irrigation of plants under controlled climate.
  • Monitor plants and report potential issues to Onboarding Manager and work on proper corrective actions.
  • Complete daily key operational checklists, including nutrition and fertilizer checks. 
  • Evaluate new potential processes/products to increase revenue or save operating costs.
  • Ensure all required documentation is completed after each task has been completed. 
  • Manage project activities throughout lifecycle, including the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budget, and other factors necessary for success.
  • Organize and prepare work schedules for employees to ensure the appropriate amount of staff is available for each work shift based on operational requirements. 
  • Train new staff members as they are hired.
  • Organize inventory to date regarding onsite availability and production readiness. 
  • Work early morning, late evening, and weekend shifts as required. 

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a supervisory and production role is required.
  • Experience working in agriculture, indoor vertical farming environments or in a greenhouse is an asset.
  • Certificate/Diploma/Associates or Bachelors Degree in any field of Horticulture/Agriculture or any other related field is an asset.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledgeable on standard concepts, practices and procedures within the horticulture industry
  • Capable of physical tasks for crop related trials and production
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift approximately 25 lbs. of weight.
  • Must be able to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills, and organizational ability required
  • Must be able to work-independently and be a self-starter
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle, and be willing to travel periodically to complete tasks
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to interpret and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities and timelines.
  • Experienced with MS Office, proficient with documenting procedures
  • Familiar with all laws and regulations pertaining to ag-tech production and food safety matters. (HACCP, GAP, General Health and Safety, etc.)
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to interpret and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants may apply to the position by submitting their applications on our Careers page on the CubicFarms Website.

CubicFarms is an equal opportunity employer is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We encourage applications from all qualified and enthusiastic candidates. CubicFarms is a growing organization in an emerging industry that will provide the right candidate with significant potential for advancement in the Ag-Tech space.

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