Extraction Technician
Job Details
GenCanna - Winchester, KY
Full Time

Position Summary 

The Extraction Technician (Technician) will support all daily activities related to operating, maintaining, and documenting the extraction process.  This role places high importance on safety and conformity to SOPs and other internal processes. 

The Technician will assist with all extraction activities and maintain a highly organized and hygienic facility.  The Technician will complete assigned tasks as directed and as they relate to production, monitoring, maintaining, and optimizing the production areas.  The Technician must know when to escalate issues and be able to keep confidential information private.  Having demonstrated consistent proficiency in daily responsibilities, the Technician will be introduced to tasks in other departments to expand his/her operational knowledge. 

Position Specific Responsibilities 

  • Follow all applicable policies, procedures, and guidelines. This includes the safe and proper operation of any/all applicable machinery, instrumentation, and equipment 

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

  • Operate extraction equipment in a safe and efficient manner, maintain and inspect equipment and raw material 

  • Learn how to 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 extraction vessels according to SOP 

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

  • Ensure all rules and regulations are followed by all personnel entering or using the facility 

  • 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 

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

  • Mechanically inclined with experience monitoring and operating equipment  

  • Familiar with high-pressure systems 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 business casual for the office environment and when meeting customers directly and virtually 

  • 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, and executing assigned tasks 

Physical Demands and Work Environment 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. This position requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, lifting, and reaching with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.