Cultivation Technician

Cultivation Pottsville, Pennsylvania


Position at Ayr Wellness

Company Description


As the leading cannabis multi-state operator (MSO), AYR Wellness is on a journey to be a force for good; and it all starts with our belief in the power and potential of the plant.


We believe in creating an environment in which we can all flourish, one where every individual can find their genius and pursue their passion, because it’s this dedication to creating a culture of excellence, one where we’re all empowered to achieve our dreams, that will propel us forward. We’re a company that puts our people first. A place where talent is rewarded, diversity is celebrated, and innovative thinking is championed and we believe that together we can build a better and brighter future for ourselves, our industry, and our world.


Join us as we create wonder together.


Job Summary


The Cultivation Technician is the backbone of the horticultural process at Ayr Wellness.  Through responsible care of all plants from initial propagation through harvest, the Cultivation Technician is essential to ensuring the purpose of Ayr Cultivation is achieved—a scientific, data-driven and no-nonsense approach to cannabis production.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in all aspects of cultivation operations including trellising, pruning, spacing and overall canopy management.
  • Ensures daily production schedule and goals set by Cultivation Manager/Leads are met.
  • Completes proper transplanting techniques including substrate mixing, container filling and transplanting.
  • Assists in the setup, monitoring and maintenance of irrigation systems and environmental controls.
  • Performs plant destruction and plant waste destruction in compliance with Ayr Wellness, local and state policies.
  • Accountable for accurate tracking and logging of all plants by utilizing the inventory tracking systems in compliance with Ayr Wellness, local and state policies.
  • Maintains a high level of cleanliness of all Cultivation equipment, rooms and areas as well as sanitation practices concerning handling of plants according to Company procedure.
  • Assists in fostering a positive work environment, treats everyone with dignity and respect, while perpetuating a curiosity for “everything cannabis”.


  • Must meet age requirement as outlined by state cannabis agencies.
  • Able to pass all background checks/fingerprinting as required by state cannabis agencies.
  • Able to provide valid badging/credentials as required by state cannabis agencies.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective time-management skills and ability to multitask.
  • Must be able to work on nights, weekends or alternate shifts.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.


  • High school diploma/GED


  • 1-3 years

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced, changing and challenging environment.
  • Prior experience working in agriculture/horticulture, packing houses, general production/retail greenhouses preferred.
  • This job will require continuous education and training by the Director of Cultivation.
  • This position will require reading and learning through textbooks, articles, webinars, and hands-on activities.

Direct reports

  • No direct reports.

Working conditions


  • The person in this position may 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.
  • Frequently works in rooms with bright light where eye protection is required.
  • Frequently works in rooms with moderate heat and humidity.
  • The person in this position is constantly exposed to moderate background noise due to environmental systems, equipment and fans.



Physical requirements


  • Sitting, standing and walking motion/movement will be required throughout the shift.
  • Constant movement of hands/fingers and limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination and stamina.
  • Constantly positions self throughout task at hand.
  • Frequently ascends/descends a ladder to inspect/maintain plants.
  • Occasionally operates power hand tools and other cultivation machinery.
  • Must be able to inspect and detect quality deviations and defects.
  • Occasional lifting, positioning or moving items up to 100 pounds.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn’t be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion.


Diversity and inclusion are essential to pursuing our vision for the future, and we believe that our success is dependent on building a truly equitable, collaborative, and inclusive team. One that reflects the diversity of the communities that we serve.


In addition to a generous benefits package, and unparalleled career opportunities, as an employee at Ayr Wellness, you can expect to be provided with industry-leading training which will offer you an in-depth insight into the wonderful world of cannabis.