Ayr Wellness

Lab Manager

Job Description

Posted on: 
August 1, 2022


Position at Ayr Wellness

Company Description

As the leading cannabis multi-state operator (MSO), AYR Wellness is on a journey to be a force for good; and it all starts with our belief in the power and potential of the plant.

We believe in creating an environment in which we can all flourish, one where every individual can find their genius and pursue their passion, because it's this dedication to creating a culture of excellence, one where we're all empowered to achieve our dreams, that will propel us forward. We're a company that puts our people first. A place where talent is rewarded, diversity is celebrated, and innovative thinking is championed and we believe that together we can build a better and brighter future for ourselves, our industry, and our world.

Join us as we create wonder together.

Job Summary

The Extractions Manager (EM) is responsible for all extraction processes at AYR Wellness, spanning across a variety of extraction methodologies. Overseeing the Extraction Department, the EM is responsible for management of day-to-day operations of the department, employee onboarding and training, product research and development as it relates to cannabis extractions and concentrates, and oversight of inventory

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages scheduling and process flow of Extractions Department
  • Conducts or oversees all ongoing extraction processes at AYR Wellness
  • Assists in evaluation and improvement of extraction process efficiency, quality, and output
  • Oversees compliance with all regulations, Pennsylvania Department of Health protocols, and all other safety and security measures as required by state and municipal codes
  • Learns follows, and teaches all AYR Wellness extraction policies and procedures to the staff of the Extractions Department

  • Coordinates with Cultivation, Processing, and Retail management to ensure output to match patient demand

  • Ensures full compliance with all inventory tracking and control policies and procedures, including frequent daily entries, updates, and reviews of all information within inventory tracking and control software

  • Assists in fostering a positive work environment, treating everyone with dignity and respect while perpetuating a curiosity for "everything cannabis"


  • Acute problem-solving skills coupled with a strong mechanical aptitude

  • Must be highly motivated, detail oriented, and be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong knowledge in pharmaceutical formulation and plant genetics

  • Expertise in various extraction methods as well as the purification, separation, and isolation of various compounds of cannabis

  • Must meet age requirement as outlined by state cannabis agencies

  • Able to pass all background checks/fingerprinting as required by state cannabis agencies

  • Able to provide valid badging/credentials as required by state cannabis agencies


  • High school diploma/GED required
  • College degree in Chemistry or equivalent highly preferred, or equivalent industry experience required


  • 4-6 years

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understands how to meet deadlines and execute

  • Attention to detail

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Ability to multi-task

Direct reports

  • Manages department within a function with authority to hire/terminate

Working conditions

The Extraction Manager may be exposed to dust, kief, cleaning chemicals, and fumes. Although systems are in place to remove these byproducts, there is still exposure to some degree. Moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical requirements

  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Sitting, standing, and walking motion/movement
  • Constant movement of hands/fingers and limbs
  • Good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn't be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion.

Diversity and inclusion are essential to pursuing our vision for the future, and we believe that our success is dependent on building a truly equitable, collaborative, and inclusive team. One that reflects the diversity of the communities that we serve.

In addition to a generous benefits package, and unparalleled career opportunities, as an employee at Ayr Wellness, you can expect to be provided with industry-leading training which will offer you an in-depth insight into the wonderful world of cannabis.

Recommended Skills

  • Attention To Detail
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Coordinating
  • Fine Motor Skills


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