Production Technician

Processing Lakewood, New Jersey


Position at Garden State Dispensary


 Reporting to the Post-Harvest Manager. The Processing Technician/Trimmer is responsible for properly weighing, manicuring, and inspecting all cannabis flower intended for packaging. This position is an integral piece of the post-harvest process at AYR Wellness, ensuring that only the highest-quality, well-manicured cannabis flower is packaged for sale to our patients.  


  • Hand Trims/manicures cannabis flower from plants in a quick and efficient manner, while ensuring high quality standards are met. 
  • Removes fan leaves and trunks after harvest to prepare for drying process. 
  • Inspects and weighs cannabis flower, as well as unusable stems, stalks, and fan leaves for input into inventory tracking system.  
  • Performs plant destruction and plant waste destruction in compliance with AYR Wellness, local and state policies. 
  • Ensures quality control post-harvest for a clean, seedless, pest and pathogen free final product. 
  • Maintains high level of cleanliness of all processing equipment/areas and sanitation practices concerning handling of product according to company procedures.  
  • Reports any instances of identifiable occurrence of mold, mildew, seeds, pests, or pathogens to the Processing Manager. 
  • Assists in fostering a positive work environment, treating everyone with dignity and respect while perpetuating a curiosity for “everything cannabis.”  


  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong desire to produce a high-quality product. 
  • Able/willing to meet target production rates in grams per hour of trimmed cannabis flower buds. 
  • Exceptional hand-eye coordination and able/willing to work with small hand tools consistently throughout an 8-hour shift. 
  • Able/willing to hand/finger manipulate cannabis plant matter over the course of an 8-hour shift. 
  • Able/willing to sit/stand for prolonged periods (3-4 hours at a time). 
  • Must be dependable, professional, and confident.  
  • Must be able to follow instructions and respond to management direction. 
  • Able to pass all background checks as mandated by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission 
  • Must be 21 years of age or older as required by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission 
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.  


  • The person in this position will constantly be exposed to dust, kief, cleaning chemicals and fumes. Although systems are in place to remove these byproducts, there is still exposure to some degree. 
  • Must be able to work on weekends, holidays, or alternate shifts. 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE                                                                      

  • Experience trimming cannabis plants and flower (Preferred). 
  • Experience working in a regulated environment. 
  • Experience working in a factory/continuous production line. 
  • Familiarity with agricultural hand tools. 
  • Experience in commercial food production or clean room processes. 


  • Sitting, standing, and walking motion/movement will be required throughout the shift (up to 10 hours). 
  • Constant movement and use of hands/fingers and limbs, this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina. 
  • Lifting or moving items up to 50 pounds may be required. 
  • Must be able to inspect and detect quality defects.  


  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance after 90 days for Full Time Employees. 
  • Voluntary: Life, Disability and Accident Insurance for all Employees. 
  • Paid Time Off for Full Time Employees. 
  • Employee discount program available.