Production Associate

  • Job Reference: 00000746-1
  • Date Posted: 30 June 2021
  • Company: Insa
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  • Location: Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Position Summary

The Production Associate performs all post-harvest functions including trimming, packaging, labeling, and recordkeeping. This position is cross-trained and responsible for rotating between all functional areas. This person must exercise care to ensure products adhere to Insa's quality control standards. Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented and conscientious and enjoys repetitive manual work.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Performs manual trim functions such as trimming cured flower from stems, weighing and measuring to divide batches into units, and filling prerolls using knockbox machine
  • Performs manual packaging functions including filling distillate reservoirs, tincture bottles, pens, packaging, etc., and packaging units into shelf-ready packs (SRPs)
  • Operates flower packaging machine including drop weighing and feeding packages and labels into sealing mechanism
  • Utilizes grading system to determine designation for sale as flower or for concentrates; reports any sup-optimal flower or deficiencies to department leadership
  • Performs quality control checks and ensures uniformity
  • Maintains accurate labeling of all items, SRPs, and batches
  • Maintains accurate recordkeeping in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Sorts and catalogues waste in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Maintains an organized and sanitary work area, including all machinery
  • Maintains a safe work environment, actively contributing to continuous improvements and wearing proper PPE
  • Meets and exceed daily and weekly weight goals set by department leadership
  • Report any sub-optimal flower or deficiencies to department leadership

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Prior packaging and inventory experience a plus
  • Experience using inventory software and Excel a plus
  • Experience working in a production environment preferred
  • Enjoyment of repetitive manual work
  • Care and attention to detail in order to ensure product standards are met
  • Focused on efficiency in order to meet production goals
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit and or stand for extended periods of time (8+ hours)
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Ability to use a step ladder
  • Manual dexterity needed for manipulating hand tools
  • Fine motor skills and ability to use hands and fingers to precisely and accurately fill, package, and label products
  • Close visual acuity to read fine print on product labels and equipment screens

Working Environment

  • Warehouse/production facility environment with environmental controls
  • Consistent moderate background noise level due to machinery and HVAC
  • Exposure to keef/dust and cannabis odor
  • Exposure to skin contact with plants, to which some individuals may be allergic

Insa is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity in all personnel decisions. Accordingly, all personnel decisions, including those regarding recruitment, training, hiring, termination, promotion and demotion, shall be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy or a condition related to said pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Human Resource Manager/Director of Operations is responsible for ensuring that this Equal Employment Opportunity policy is followed throughout our Company.