Cannabis occupations and descriptions
|Cultivation||Grower/horticulturalist||Responsible for the cleaning, upkeep, and sanitation of the cultivation facility. Similar titles include harvest manager, cultivation technician, and horticulturist.|
|Trimmer/post-harvester||Responsible for hand trimming flowers from plants in a quick and efficient manner while ensuring that the facility produces quality cannabis. This is typically an hourly position.|
|Processing||Extraction technician/lab technician||Responsible for assisting in the production of cannabis oils and extracts through various extraction techniques and processes.|
|Production technician||Responsible for running equipment and performing tasks to produce new products. Similar titles include production associate and warehouse associate.|
|Edibles specialist||Oversees the kitchen and maintains high standards for product development, formulation, dosing, finished product, and cleanliness while managing the production team.|
|Packagers||Responsible for accurate packaging of cannabis into pre-weighed containers and pre-rolled joints.|
|Inventory control||Manages product inventory. Maintains appropriate chain-of-custody documentation on cannabis products and ensures quality of cannabis inventory.|
|Retail Sales||Budtender||Assists the customer or patient in the retail or medical purchasing process. This position is often referred to as “sales associate” and is an hourly position.|
|Customer service representative||Resolves product or service problems by mitigating customer issues and maintaining relationships. Similar titles include cannabis delivery dispatcher and customer service agent.|
|Delivery driver||Serves as a mobile budtender, delivering cannabis products from a licensed retailer directly to consumers.|
|Shop host/security guard||Responsible for onsite protection and safety for employees, customers, and assets.|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Sources: Vangst 2020 and union contracts provided by United Food and Commercial Workers.