Cultivation Technician - Freeport, IL

Acreage Holdings Co.View state requirements in Illinois
Job Posted
Oct 20, 2022
Company & Role Overview



In Grown Farms is a subsidiary of Acreage Holdings focused on growing and producing high quality product in the Illinois market. Reporting into the Director of Cultivation, the Cultivation Technician provides the daily care and focused attention necessary to produce clean, potent, safe medicine for our patients. The successful candidate will possess a passion for horticulture and a willingness to continually learn more about the subject. This entry-level position offers the opportunity to learn and grow with the company from the ground up, and to take on increasing levels of responsibility over time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the daily care of medicine from seed/clone to harvest; monitoring environmental factors to maximize production and prevent failures; and maintaining the highest levels of cleanliness and sanitation inside the cultivation area.
  • Implement daily feeding & care schedule as directed by Cultivation Manager
  • Maintain consistency and discretion when pruning crop at various stages
  • Maintain consistency, uniformity and accuracy when repotting crop at various stages
  • Routine visual inspection of plants to identify any pests/deficiencies and reporting findings to Cultivation Lead
  • Crop propagation to meet inventory requirements as determined by Cultivation Lead
  • Maintains accurate records of reservoirs, equipment and other crop related logs assigned by Cultivation Lead
  • Accurately scans inventory into designated location(s)
  • Proper usage, maintenance and storage of all tools and equipment, including but not limited to: shop vacuums, pumps, hoses, carts, fiskars, scissors, loppers, stools, gloves, rags, and goggles.
  • Completes daily and periodic cleaning tasks as assigned. Daily cleaning consists of: sweeping and spot mopping all areas on the cultivation floor, common bathroom, break room, and loading area
  • Proper disposal of waste at the end of each day
  • Assists in completing other secondary cultivation tasks at the direction of the Cultivation Lead according to company needs
  • Maintains a clean, safe environment inside the cultivation area
  • Other duties as needed/assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Associate degree in horticulture, agriculture, biology, chemistry or related field preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in horticulture, botany, or related field

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic computer & office equipment operations (inventory systems; Word; Excel; office equipment such as copiers/telephone systems)
  • Math required for inventory, projections, and measurements
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to effectively plan and prioritize, maintain confidentiality, and work effectively as part of a team

Physical Requirements:

  • Extended time standing, walking, bending, and reaching
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds for a distance of 100 feet
  • This position requires occasional extended and repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers to cut and manipulate small objects
  • Must pass background check (state mandated)

About Acreage Holdings Co.

Headquartered in New York City, Acreage is a multi-state operator of cannabis ‎cultivation and retailing facilities in the U.S., including the company’s national retail store ‎brand, The Botanist. Acreage’s wide range of national and regionally available cannabis products include the award-winning Botanist brand, the highly recognizable Tweed brand, the Prime medical brand in Pennsylvania, the Innocent edibles brand in Illinois and others. Acreage also owns Universal Hemp, LLC, a hemp subsidiary dedicated to the distribution, marketing and sale of CBD products throughout the U.S.

Since its founding in 2011, Acreage has focused on building and scaling operations to create a ‎seamless, consumer-focused, branded experience. More information is available at