Aurora Cannabis

Defoliation Team Member

Job Description

Posted on: 
Jun 26, 2022

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a world-renowned integrated cannabis company with an industry-leading reputation for continuously elevating and setting the global cannabis industry standard.

Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, strategic investments, and global partnerships, Aurora provides a wide range of premium quality cannabis and hemp products and services, develops innovative technologies, promotes cannabis consumer health and wellness, and delivers an exceptional customer experience across all its brands.

Aurora’s operations span multiple continents and focuses on both the medical and recreational cannabis production and sales, patient education and clinic counselling services, home hydroponic cultivation, extraction technologies and delivery systems, and hemp-based food health products.

We operate around the globe pursuing new and emerging cannabis markets where possible through our owned network of import, export and wholesale distributors, our e-commerce and mobile applications, brick and mortar retail stores, as well as grocery store retailers, and pharmacies.


The Defoliation Team Member will be responsible for frequent and repeated pruning and hand trimming of cannabis plants throughout the plant growth cycle.


  • De-leaf and trim cannabis plant leaves and stems by hands or scissors throughout the plant growth cycle.

  • Visually inspect plants for any concerning features such as discoloration or disease and report any findings to Shift Lead or Supervisor immediately.

  • Remove plant waste from area and dispose of plant waste bags into Destruction bins.

  • Sufficiently clean and sterilize workstations, equipment and work areas post-trimming

  • Understand and follow all related SOPs and procedures to GMP standards

  • Always read and follow all health and safety regulations and operate in a safe manner.

  • Assist in other areas of operations as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of a high school education or equivalent.

  • Minimum one (1) year experience in labour setting with preference given to those with experience in greenhouse, arbor, landscaping or nursery settings.

  • Minimum one (1) year experience in a manufacturing or production environment in a position involving repeated hand-work and fine attention to detail.

  • Prior experience with teams

  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to work in a variety of temperature conditions, including in a greenhouse environment.

  • This position involves significant exposure to cannabis/plant materials, and it is therefore not likely suitable for an employee that may suffer from allergies to cannabis/plant pollen material, or experience other medical issues, such as asthma and hay fever, as a result of cannabis/plant material exposure.

  • Must be able to use simple and basic hand tools for long periods of time.

  • Ability to work on a conveyor line that requires good hand-eye coordination and accuracy.

  • Excellent communications and ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to multi-task and utilize time management skills

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Comfortable working with chemical products (required to wear a respiratory mask for protection)

  • Comfortable working in noisy conditions (required to wear appropriately rated hearing protection devices, as provided).

  • Comfortable in stepping over obstacles and greenhouse infrastructure safely.

  • Comfortable following all safety protocols and procedures, including wearing a respiratory mask, hearing protection and safety eye coverings.

As a condition of employment, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or human rights accommodation prior to commencing employment with Aurora. If proof of vaccination is not provided or a request for accommodation is not approved, the offer of employment will be rescinded.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.

Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. At Aurora, we are committed to doing business inclusively and accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment Team know.


Job Requirements

Apply now

Similar job openings