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The Grow Master or Cultivation Manager is the Master Chef of Cannabis Cultivation. Grow Masters are the leaders in cultivating various strains of Marijuana plants in Australia’s unique climate. They are the pillars of every Cannabis farm with the experience and information to deliver the highest Cannabis quality and yield.
Growing & Cultivation Jobs Summary
Cannabis Growing and Cultivation experts are responsible for large-scale commercial cultivation facilities in Australia.
Growers will have the experience and ability to perform tasks at each step of the Cannabis growing process. They can grow high-quality Medical grade Cannabis plants that meet the legal government standards.
Growing and Cultivation jobs include:
Head of Cultivation
Cultivation and Farm Hand
Cultivation Manager Key Responsibilities
Cultivation managers are able to direct and control the large-scale Cannabis growing operation in Australia. Having detailed knowledge of strains and horticulture.
Here we break down the responsibilities that a Grow Master has on a day-to-day basis in Australia. These duties are based on ten different roles at commercial scale Medicinal Cannabis facilities in the US, Australia and Canada.
Oversee large-scale production of Medicinal Grade Cannabis, including facility cleanliness and administrative tasks
Selection and development of Cannabis genetic strains and seeds, cloning, potting, transplanting, designing and maintaining nutrient regiments, irrigation, - fertiliser, defoliation, topping, flushing, foliar, insect and disease management, trimming, harvesting, drying, packaging and waste disposal
Determining chemicals and preventative sprays
Managing data, monitoring and reporting on Cannabis plant growth, fertilisation, pest concerns and evaluating plant and soil conditions
Recording and Cataloging each individual Cannabis strain from clone to flower to harvesting
Estimating costs of materials, equipment, nutrients, chemicals etc.
Ability to program and operate environmental systems
ODC licences and permits
Familiar with Australia Medicinal cannabis cultivation rules and regulations
Cultivation Manager Qualifications
Grow Masters are expected to have a degree in horticulture, agriculture, plant science or something similar. A minimum of 5-10 years experiences growing at a commercial facility. Knowledgeable of commercial-scale hydroponic systems.
Cultivation Manager Salary and Benefits
Grow Masters are expected to receive a minimum of $100k-$150k in Australia and receive bonuses based on crop yields and profits earned.
The salary of a Grow Master in the Cannabis industry all depends on the size of the company. Cannabis startup companies may give equity but a smaller wage. Cannabis commercial-grade facilities may give higher bonuses for high profits earned from the yield. Cannabis government facilities may provide a better work-life balance and a higher salary.
Australia’s Cannabis Industry is fast growing with a new clinic or medicinal Cannabis farm opening up every few weeks. No longer is Cannabis taboo, but a professional and lucrative industry for Australians to start their careers.
Cannabis Bud Trimmers positions are the entry-level job for Cannabis facilities in Australia. They are generally the lowest-paid position for individuals working closely with the Cannabis plants. In North America, they get paid by each pound (0.45kg) of Cannabis harvested.
The sale and distribution of Australian Cannabis products is a fast growing area. With new Australian Cannabis products appearing weekly, the sale and distribution to national and international companies is extremely lucrative.