Cultivation Associate Job in Canada

Cultivation Associate Job in Canada


Job title: Cultivation Associate

Company: Scotts Miracle-Gro

Expected salary:

Location: Kelowna, BC

Cultivation Associate Job Details:

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day. Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace. Below are details on an open job. If the role interests you and you would like to be considered we encourage you to apply!


The Cultivation Associate is responsible for performing tasks independently and supports Hawthorne Gardening Company cannabis research conducted at KRS. This position works directly with cannabis plants on a daily basis. Responsibilities will span multiple segments of cannabis research and plant production including, but not limited to, Propagation, Cultivation, Fertigation, Integrated Pest Management, Quality, and the Analytical Laboratory. All tasks must be performed in accordance with any relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Methods, and Work Instructions. The Cultivation Associate reports directly to the R&D Cultivation Manager, and assists the Research Scientists on a daily basis.


Perform tasks with direction from the R&D Cultivation Manager and occasionally the Research Scientists:

Propagation (seeds and clones) and transplanting

Cultivation work – defoliating, pruning, harvesting, etc.

Fertigation – Preparing, sampling and verifying nutrient solution parameters

Cleaning and sanitation of cultivation, processing and prep areas

Processing dried or fresh cannabis material

Tracking inventory data related to plants or physical materials

Assist with work in other areas as directed

Comply with all facility SOPs, methods, and work instructions including gowning, sanitation, workplace safety, confidentiality, inventory traceability, sampling, communicating results or issues requiring attention.

Monitor plant health daily; complete associated digital forms, identify and communicate all observations and concerns to the R&D Cultivation Manager and Research Scientists.

Ensure compliance with inventory tracking of plants from propagation through to harvest using seed-to-sale software.

Maintain a safe, clean and organized work environment.

Support employee safety, morale and productivity. Serve as a role model for Hawthorne core values.

Report any personnel and safety concerns or issues to management.

Perform additional duties as required.


Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a horticultural discipline; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the above-described duties.

Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (Horticulture, Plant Science, Biology etc.) is considered an asset.

Familiar with GMP/GPP/GDP and how they relate to the Canadian Cannabis Regulations.

Previous work experience within agriculture production or research is preferred.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Moderate level of computer proficiency including Google suite (Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.).

Ability to stand, sit, kneel, and lift equipment or plants up to 50 lbs for extended periods.

Adaptability within a rapidly changing work environment.

Excellent time management and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and within tight time constraints is a must.

Self-motivated with the ability to identify, coordinate, and complete needed tasks on schedule without direct supervision.

Ability to work weekends or extended shifts as needed.


Temperatures range from 20° to 32° C

Repetitive use of hands, wrists and forearms

Ability to stand, sit, kneel, and operate sensors for extended periods


This is an exciting opportunity to join a promising industry with lots of room for career growth and advancement. Work alongside a skilled, professional and passionate team that genuinely intends to make a mark in this rapidly growing industry. This role has breadth offering the candidate agricultural research experience in a production environment.


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network:

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer.

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.
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