Experienced and knowledgeable in cannabis and specializing in the laboratory and extraction fields. Successful in managing, leading and training both fresh and experienced employees. Personal involvment in over 30 labs throughout North America, and training of 50+ employees. Experience comunicating difficult theories and concepts with CEOS, Owners, multi million dollar investors, regulatory bodies, law enforcement, fresh college graduates, experienced extractors and fresh first timers. Heavily connected through the cannabis industry with members from many companies, states, provinces, and fields of expertise.
Safety and Medical Training:
-Travel the country installing cannabis and hemp extraction equipment, followed by instruction and theory in cannabinoid extraction.
-Develop and implement a training schedule for each product and allotted class schedule.
-Inspect and approve extraction lab designs, layout, and efficiency including HVAC, monitoring and alarms, C1D1, C1D2.
-Train employees in cannabis and cannabis extraction- growing, harvesting, storage and handling, hydrocarbon extraction, EtOH extraction, film distillation, fractional distillation, solvent recovery, THC isolation, CBD isolation, fat and lipid precipitation, terpene collection and terp cuts, and vape and tincture formulation, product manufacturing, packaging, warehouse and storage, and product development
-Write and implement SOPs, interact with State and Local cannabis programs, interact with local and State police, interact with Federal Agencies including EPA, DEA, FDA, and various Cannabis programs throughout the country
-Troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical, process, or educational problems remotely- over phone, web, or video.
-Review technical and media documents for products and advertising.
-Assist the sales team in educating potential customers and being available as a resource.
-Write and edit product instruction manuals.
-Perform product testing and troubleshooting through development phases.
-Be available for engineering and the laboratory departments as a guide and resource
-Attend trade shows to educate potential clients on product, process, and theory.
-Maintain customer relationships through extended emails and phone calls, supplying "swag", christmas cards etc. to accept responsibility and become a face for the company
Set and implement daily lab schedules for two lab technicians.
Supervise the daily operation of and collect data for two hydrocarbon extraction systems, short path distillation, and all product entering or leaving the lab.
Supervise and assist in the pre and post processing of material used for extraction.
Maintain, troubleshoot and communicate issues related to lab equipment with lab employees and facility maintenance.
Conduct research on new technologies and methods, and train lab techs.
Provide information for investor and lab tours.
Collect and enter all data in a timely manner.
Aid in the lab and extraction as needed
Collect and package biomass scheduled for extraction, while ensuring to collect data and all required information for day to day extraction.
Maintain accurate data throughout the process for compliance, to improve efficiency, and to ensure all company goals are met.
Maintain and clean the extraction machine and lab areas.
Have knowledge and understanding in cannabis extraction theory and equipment.
Aid in harvesting: plant removal, data collection, weighing and sorting, packaging
Aid in packaging: collection, weighing, sorting, labeling, and storage of finished goods.
Various roles, responsibilities, and duties in my 16 year career, including but not limited to:
-Follow a mix and or fill sheet to manufacture and fill liquid chemicals into containers (1gal to 300 gal)
-Retrieve and verify proper source tanks, manufacturing lines, and fittings, proper labels and labeling compliance, proper containers and fill amounts
-Set up filling machines and scales to maintain efficiency and MAV
-Fill, label, secure, and palletize containers of product ensuring 100% compliance
-Assist fork truck operators in set up and removal of goods and products
-Ensure PPE, cleanliness, and safety and compliance are adhered to during all point of the process
-Fill out and adhere to a product MAV, making available for QC throughout the filling process, and documenting and data entry at the end of shift
-Solution testing and verification of product before filling
-Production line set up, cleaning, staging at the beginning and end of each shift
SHIPPING AND RECEIVING
-Be responsible for and expected to load 3000-4000 items in an 8 hour shift with a 95% success rate
-Learn, understand, and be certified to load semi-trailers in a safe and compliant manner including DEA, DOT, EPA, FDA laws and regulations as well as state, federal, and international shipping rules and regulations for bridge, road and weight distribution for inter/intra state commerce
-Pick SKUs, palletize, and stage or load according to pick orders
-Clean and maintain fork trucks
-Certified in the use of, and training and instruction on the proper use, care, and basic maintenance of various gas and electric powered fork trucks
-Receive and verify incoming materials, supplies or products and store in their proper areas
-Complete all data entry to account for 100% traceability
-Retrieve and return supplies, ingredients, and finished goods from production departments and stage in designated areas
-Following all regulation and compliance, investigate and find a solution to any "unsaleable" product
-Receive mislabeled, damaged, or unwanted products into the facility, remedy any issues including: damaged packaging, expired products, torn or missing labels, missing DOT or safety warnings/labels and determine a course of action: salvage, waste, or return to market
-Work with department employees to ensure all QA/QC plans and deadlines are met
-Inspect and verify employee paperwork and finished goods
-Instruct and be an example for employees in executing quality control and quality assurance
SENIOR ORGANICS REACTOR OPERATOR
-Manage and be responsible for 2 organics reactor operators and 2 bulk fillers
-Compile. schedule and maintain a daily work log for the department
-Complete all data entry for finished and in process manufacturing
-Maintain contact with other departments, managers, and employees to ensure efficiency and production goals are met
-Attend and present information at end of shift, weekly, and monthly staff and production meetings
-Mix and supervise the mixing of various organic reactions including: surfactants, pre-mixes, per-acids, tannins, and finished products, and be available for R&D and theoretical solution testing for corporate
- Inspect and verify proper PPE and safety requirements for areas of the department
-Customer (vendor, supplier) facing role to schedule, approve or deny the inbound/outbound of liquid chemical products and raw materials for the facility
-Stage loading and unloading of customers to ensure maximum efficiency and meet all timelines
-Collect documentation and verify all information according to department, company and regulatory rules and regulations
-Provide all data entry in a timely manner for the inventory, logistics, and accounting departments
-Load and unload liquid and powder chemical from semi-trucks and railcars and verify the "right amount" of the "right product" at the "right time" while maintaining radio contact with other employees throughout the loading/unloading process
-Be trained in and understand DOT and EPA rules and regulations for chemical handling and loading/unloading
-Be accountable and responsible for all data and any discrepancies or miscalculations for myself and the fellow employees of the shift
-Be available for department managers to compile and implement a loading/unloading schedule for up to 72 hours in advance
-Answer and direct customer phone traffic, and be available for tours or compliance inspections
THCA precip and terpcut
Live Resin- sugar, wax, badder
~900-1200g of finished product per day (one 10lb hydrocarbon extractor)
Supervision of 6-8 employees
Manager expectation and responsibility
Development and implementation of SOPs and training documents.
Customer Service and excellence.
Over 20 years in laboratory and chemical experience.
Over 10 years in supervisory and training experience.
Over 5 years in cannabis and cannabis extraction experience
I entered the chemical field at 22 and with all that I've experienced and the knowledge I've accumulated over the last 20+ years, I've found that being a fair and educated leader and trainer is where i am able to excel. I have actively pursued education and knowledge as a way to improve my standing and skill set, and when presented with the opportunity to relay that information to others i am able to find a level of "success" in my work life. I have been in the smallest $30k lab and the largest $500 mil lab and with the team at Precision taking them from an idea to product on the shelves. I find great enjoyment in this, and being able to bring this knowledge and passion for cannabis to my hometown is very important to me.
I have sat down and worked with the cannabis regulatory bodies in both Maine and North Dakota, discussing products, realistic testing practices, future planning etc.
I have attended every cannabis convention starting in November 2018, and set up labs and extraction rooms and trained lab owners and employees in a safe and regulated manner in:
and Puerto Rico
With the insight and skills gained from these experiences, coupled with my chemical and safety training and my passion for cannabis; I feel I bring a voice and point of view to leadership that will be difficult to duplicate.
with the insight and skills gained from these experiences, coupled with my chemical and safety training and my passion for cannabis; i feel i bring a voice and point of view to leadership that will be difficult to duplicate.
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