The role of Integrated Pest Management Specialist is to monitor the plants for disease or harmful pests and to respond to threats.
The IPM specialist will achieve this goal by using a range of options from careful examination of plants and surrounding area, analyzing disease pressure profile, deploying preventative biological controls and responding to outbreaks.
He will work closely with the Lead Grower on all issues.
Core Competencies :
Computer knowledge in regards to documenting Scout data in appropriate logs
Pesticide applicators license
Ability to monitor pest ecosystems to evaluate the presence of pest species, natural pest predators and conditions that may contribute to pest problems
Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge and compliance with GPP, GMP and GLP.
Surveys and inspects crop for evidence of disease or harmful pests
Utilize traps allowable chemical and non-chemical methods to manage pests
Oversee and maintain the gathering of detailed IPM records
Provides expertise, assistance and training to staff about pest biology
Mixes, applies and monitors various recommended chemicals, fertilizers, compounds and baits to be used to treat, eliminate or control specific conditions found
Implements pest control measures in accordance with Health Canada
Requisitions and evaluates needed supplies and keeps records of chemicals
Scouting and documenting scout data in appropriate logs. Follow up actions required based on results
Biological pest ordering / administering
IPM Inventory (Pesticide / Fungicides / Sticky Traps / Biologicals)
Sticky Trap replacement and monitoring
Spray applications that require a pesticide applicators license
Prevention actions like sulfur burning and the planning that goes into it with all production rooms. Coordinating with production lead to implement a schedule.
Assist grow teams to mechanically defoliate crops that require it due to pest / pathogen issues
All data collection in regards to IPM logs including assisting QA to establish and perform pest / pathogen investigations
Status label adjustment outside production rooms that should notify staff of any particular outbreaks. Regular maintenance of such bulletins
Monitoring and Responsibility for proper storage conditions of receiving items (cold rooms or fridges)
Weekly reports sent to Production Lead
Other duties as assigned by Lead Grower
Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent
Experience using biological applications
Strong attention to detail and willingness to learn new things
Experience with inventory control systems (an asset)
Security Clearance : Security Clearance may be requested for this position.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with an updated resume in MS Word Format.
Due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those applicants whose skill set match our requirements will be contacted.
All applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada for an unlimited period of time.