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Lab Manager

Cranbury, NJ

AYR Wellness is a publicly traded, multi-state cannabis company with more than 85 dispensaries. We are one of the largest scale producers of high-quality cannabis in the U.S., and our purpose is to be a force for good. People are at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about bringing progress and positive changes to our communities, our industry, and our world.   


Our talented and reliable team members are the foundation of our business and investing in exceptional talent is paramount to our success. The key to building a culture where everyone can thrive starts and ends with our teams. Their collective courage and kyndness sets AYR apart. Your career growth at AYR is limitless, and we believe in creating an environment where everyone can flourish and win together


The Lab Manager is responsible for all infusions / extraction processes at AYR Wellness, spanning across a variety of methodologies. Overseeing the Lab Department, this individual is responsible for management of day-to-day operations of the department, employee onboarding and training, product research and development as it relates to cannabis extractions and concentrates, and oversight of inventory 

 

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Manages scheduling and process flow 
  • Conducts or oversees all ongoing infusions / extraction processes at AYR Wellness 
  • Assists in evaluation and improvement of process efficiency, quality, and output 
  • Oversees compliance with all regulations, protocols, and all other safety and security measures as required by state and municipal codes
  • Coordinates with Cultivation, Processing, and Retail management to ensure output to match patient demand.
  • Ensures full compliance with all inventory tracking and control policies and procedures, including frequent daily entries, updates, and reviews of all information within inventory tracking and control software 
  • Assists in fostering a positive work environment, treating everyone with dignity and respect while perpetuating a curiosity for “everything cannabis” 


Qualifications 

  • Acute problem-solving skills coupled with a strong mechanical aptitude. 
  • Must be highly motivated, detail oriented, and be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong knowledge in pharmaceutical formulation and plant genetics. 
  • Expertise in various extraction methods as well as the purification, separation, and isolation of various compounds of cannabis.
  • Must meet age requirement as outlined by state cannabis agencies 
  • Able to pass all background checks/fingerprinting as required by state cannabis agencies 
  • Able to provide valid badging/credentials as required by state cannabis agencies 

 

Education 

  • High school diploma/GED required 
  • College degree in Chemistry or equivalent highly preferred, or equivalent industry experience required  


Experience 

  • 4-6 years 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Understands how to meet deadlines and execute 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Ability to multi-task 


Direct reports  

  • Manages department within a function with authority to hire/terminate 


Working conditions  

The Extraction Manager may be exposed to dust, kief, cleaning chemicals, and fumes. Although systems are in place to remove these byproducts, there is still exposure to some degree. Moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.  


Physical requirements 

  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 lbs. 
  • Sitting, standing, and walking motion/movement 
  • Constant movement of hands/fingers and limbs 
  • Good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina  


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

 

At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn’t be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion. 

 

Diversity and inclusion are essential to pursuing our vision for the future, and we believe that our success is dependent on building a truly equitable, collaborative, and inclusive team. One that reflects the diversity of the communities that we serve. 


In addition to a generous benefits package, and unparalleled career opportunities, as an employee at Ayr Wellness, you can expect to be provided with industry-leading training which will offer you an in-depth insight into the wonderful world of cannabis. 

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