IPM Technician - Salida, CO

Job Posted
Jun 05, 2020
Employment Type
Time Commitment
Required Licenses
CO:MED Employee License (MED Badge)
Company & Role Overview


IPM Technicians are responsible for all hands-on applications of integrated pest management (IPM) including mixing and applying pesticides, pest and pathogen monitoring and identification, cleaning and sanitation activities. The IPM Technician reports directly to the Cultivation Lead. The right candidate demonstrates proficiency, organization, calmness, and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment; works independently, and prioritizes quality and integrity. Salary is commensurate with experience ($14.00 to $16.00/hour).


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Working Environment

May eventually include working an alternative workweek

This position requires working rotating shifts with varied hours/day, including evenings weekends, holidays, and special events

About Sunhouse

Driven horticulturists applying data-driven models to the art of growing exceptional cannabis.

Role Requirements


Maintain up-to-date work shift responsibilities on company calendar, and inform Cultivation Manager of any changes

Perform all assigned IPM tasks

Follow IPM scheduling and organization to help cultivation manager precisely project all IPM needs

Fill out all forms and logs associated with IPM responsibilities consistently and accurately

Follow all issued IPM SOPs accurately

Maintain and follow company and cultivation department policies and procedures

Complete daily reports + noting agendas and planning priorities

Conduct operations in professional manner to ensure State Compliance Laws are upheld

Work within the company continuous improvement system and strive to increase productivity

Help with regular insect monitoring card collection, counting, and submission to Cultivation Manager / Quality Assurance

Maintain organization and cleanliness of the cultivation facility

Continuously learn of pest and disease control and management

Perform facility and plant observation walk-throughs and monitor Facility for pest and disease issues

Wash and sanitize all equipment ensuring all tools are free of pests, viruses or disease

Perform specific plant care duties such as the following:

Mixing and applying pesticides

Monitoring and scouting for pests and pathogens

Root drench IPM applications

Wearing and maintaining the PPE required for IPM applications

Foliar feeding: veg and early flowering

Monitoring and refilling sulfur vaporizers

Ensuring the Cultivation Manager and team are informed that a pesticide application is occurring

Any additionally assigned tasks

Clean-up all processing areas and equipment at the end of every shift

Cleaning and sanitizing grow bays

Collecting and replacing insect monitoring cards, counting insects, and submitting reports

Applying biological control specimens

Maintenance of IPM equipment and machinery

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull and balance up to 50 pounds (100 pounds with assistance) and must be able to do so with extreme care and caution when working with plants and product

Excellent vision and hearing is required

This position requires prolonged standing (up to 8 hours) and some bending, stooping, sitting and stretching for extended periods of time while maintaining focus - some movement may be repetitive

Work is performed in a fast-paced cannabis grow location and is subject to weather conditions, including rain and hot or cold temperatures


Must have reliable transportation

Ability to be flexible and work in various sectors of the department as needed and/or requested by their direct supervisor; this may include but is not limited to, helping grow staff with small tasks, cleaning and/or moving supplies and equipment and/or helping the packaging department or working at other locations as needed

Must be a positive role model and demonstrate ethical behavior throughout your department and the rest of the organization

Must work well with others and ability to adapt quickly to changes in policy, procedure, methods and technique

A minimum of 1-2 years experience applying pesticides for cannabis or other botanicals preferred

Must be able to follow basic instructions and ability to take constructive criticism from their managers to maintain quality standards and production goals

Previous agricultural/warehouse/manufacturing/laborer experience a plus

Must be 21 years old per state regulations and pass a criminal background check

Possess basic understanding of the cannabis laws, rules and regulations set forth by the state

Use of independent judgment regarding product processing, keeping quality, projections and goals in mind is required; skilled in analyzing potential problems with a plant or the product being processed

Must have fundamental knowledge and familiarity with pesticide handling, as well as the laws governing pesticide use; strong working knowledge of pest and disease control and management

Self-motivation and the ability to work well with all members of their staff and the company, as well as with their direct supervisor

Ability to work in a timely manner and strives to increase productivity

Must communicate, interact, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concern in a constructive manner

Current MED employee (support/key) badge preferred or ability to obtain prior to starting work

Current Colorado Private Applicator’s License holder preferred or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment

Must have organization and planning skills and ability to work in a complex, fast-paced environment

Basic weights and measurement skills, ability to operate a scale and do basic math is required

Ability to build relationships

Must work in a timely manner and strive to increase productivity


High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)