Production Technician
Job Details
GAC - Washington St - Winchester, KY
Full Time

Since helping to create this industry, GenCanna remains the single-source, full-service provider for pure, premium hemp-derived CBD and other best-in-class cannabinoids.  Located just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, GenCanna offers a broad and innovative variety of custom formulations, value-added products, and premium bulk ingredients to meet diverse business needs, including industry-leading flavored oil drops, water-soluble liquids and powders, and high-quality distillates.      

Position Summary 

The Production Technician (Technician) will support all daily activities related to operating, maintaining, and documenting any of the production processes.  The Technician will assist with all production activities and maintain a highly organized and hygienic facility as this role places high importance on safety and conformity to SOPs and other internal processes. 

Benefits Highlights

  • Three weeks of accrued PTO
  • Eight paid holidays and one floating holiday
  • Generous 401(k) match

Position Specific Responsibilities 

  • Learn and perform all duties under compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices 

  • Operate production equipment in a safe and efficient manner; maintain and inspect equipment and raw material, following all applicable policies and procedures 

  • Pull test samples for batches and handle responsibility consistently, timely, and accurately 

  • Label, weigh, and package products for inventory, accurately recording data and depletion of plant material, chemicals and other supplies 

  • Maintain accurate inventory numbers 

  • Utilize and ensure compliance with quality systems such as cleaning records, equipment logs, batch records, deviation reports, etc. 

  • Load, unload, and run production equipment according to SOP 

  • Support the development and refinement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and continuous process improvement projects 

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with peers and supervisors, including sharing ideas/suggestions for and/or concerns with production processes to leadership  

  • Follow OSHA safety standards and company safety protocols, correctly using all provided PPE, reporting any facility or employee-related safety issues to management 

  • Use excellent time management skills and demonstrate comfort working in a fast-paced environment 

  • Work closely with supervisor to learn general leadership and management skills, responsibilities and expectations 

  • Ability to adhere to work schedule, which may include weekends, holidays, and overtime 


Education and Experience 

  • High school diploma or GED required   

  • Previous cGMP and/or manufacturing experience preferred; food industry experience preferred 

  • Basic computer proficiency; able to record and enter data, utilize email and training resources 

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and be self-motivated to achieve high quality results 

  • Mechanically inclined with experience monitoring and operating equipment and basic hand and power tools (i.e. wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, drills, grinders, etc.)  

  • Familiar with high-pressure systems, distillation equipment and similar process equipment preferred 

  • Possess high attention to detail and the ability to maintain precise documentation 

  • Demonstrate high sense of urgency and ownership of assigned tasks 

  • Ability to learn and follow cGMP, HACCP, OSHA, and other regulatory and safety requirements 

  • Able to achieve forklift certification while working at GenCanna 

Professional Qualifications 

  • Collaboration 

With individuals of all levels, departments and backgrounds, internal and external to the company.  Everyone’s participation is important to your and our success 

  • Commitment 

Giving 100% effort 100% of the time 

  • Communication 

Effective listener, speaker and writer 

  • Integrity 

Always doing the right thing, regardless of who is or is not watching 

  • Personal Presentation 

Dress in accordance to workwear policy 

  • Respect 

For yourself, co-workers, our customers and vendor-partners 

  • Time Management 

Organize, prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment 

  • Timeliness 

Both in reporting to work and meetings, executing assigned tasks and communications