Gaiaca Careers

Our core values that we embrace for our service also apply to our employees. What resonates with our brand?

1.Integrity: We pride ourselves in every aspect of our services; behind-the-scenes is just as important as client interactions.

2. Going Above and Beyond: As much as we pride ourselves in customer service, we also demonstrate that value with our employees; we encourage innovation and growth both personally and professionally.

3. Giving Back: As we give back to the Earth, we want to give back to our community; we are advocates of supporting local organizations to ensure community development.

Technician wanted for the collection, transport, and processing of non-hazardous (solid) waste:

Driver/Processor positions record all pick-ups and deliveries on a load manifest and obtain signatures from customers for receipt purposes. The driver is responsible for safely operating a commercial truck and its contents; responsible for efficiently servicing assigned customers, while complying with all local, state, and federal transportation regulations and with Company policies. Position will also be required to conduct unique processing of waste material collected.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for all types of Drivers:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

  • Operates truck safely in heavy traffic and other congested areas. Maintains a safe distance between other vehicles and always checks clearance before moving truck.
  • Completes daily safety checks and routine cleaning of equipment (i.e., windows, mirrors, etc.).
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
  • Performs minor maintenance including, but not limited to, checking and adding fluids, checking tires and safety mechanisms, and performs other maintenance as it relates to vehicle inspection or safe operation.
  • Reports all maintenance problems to supervisor or other company official
  • Reports all accidents, illnesses, and injuries regardless of how minor they may appear to supervisor or dispatcher immediately,
  • Reports all unsafe conditions or hazards, such as low wires, heavy traffic, narrow pathways to supervisor immediately
  • Reports all traffic violations to supervisor immediately.
  • Operates hydraulic loading mechanisms on truck.
  • Loads, unloads and transports Non-Hazardous / Hazardous material in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ensures that load is secure prior to transport.
  • Takes the shortest and most direct legal truck route to and from assigned work area.
  • Does not make any unauthorized stops.
  • Wears personal protective equipment (i.e., seat belts, gloves, work boots, safety glasses, etc.).
  • Communicates and interacts with customers in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Reviews, signs and maintains appropriate copies of all tickets, trip sheets, shipment records and driver or vehicle maintenance logs.
  • Attentive to DOT Hours of Service rules.
  • Responds to emergencies that are within the scope of training.
  • Cooperates with supervisor, co-workers, and works as a team member.
  • Reference site-specific procedures and more detailed site-specific job description.
  • Performing other duties as assigned
  • Occasionally works alone when operating truck. In-depth knowledge of DOT rules and regulations required to efficiently perform work tasks. Skills in operating various equipment required in order to safely perform job. Must be able to manage time effectively in order to achieve goals and service customers.

DUTIES:

  • Conduct routine pickup of waste material from client facility
  • Properly operate company vehicles (van, truck, and trailer)
  • Conduct processing/rendering of cannabis product into waste
  • Properly operate company equipment (cement mixers, drums, shovels)
  • Conduct routine drop-off of rendered waste material at landfill
  • Complete and submit all manifests/chains of custody associated with waste pickup and drop-off
  • Complete end-of-day cleanup checklist, including facility cleaning, trailer closeout, and prep for following day
  • Attend routine company meetings (safety, operations, updates, etc.)
  • Maintain compliance with PPE program, including respiratory protection plan
  • Strictly adhere to all company protocol
  • Any additional Services as requested by the Company

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and or crawl; and properly lift heavy objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Requirements:

  • 21 years of age
  • Must have valid and clean California Class A Commercial Driver License preferably with Hazardous Material Transporter Endorsement (not required for General Driver)
  • 2 years of experience driving a commercial vehicle with a Class A CDL (not required for General Driver)
  • 40 hours of OSHA training
  • Ability to work with hazardous/non-hazardous waste
  • Must be able to pass random drug screening and annual physical
  • Must be able to pass DOJ LiveScan background check
  • Must be able to lift and/or move 50-75 lbs
  • Experience handling waste manifests and shipping documents
  • Must be responsible, presentable, and have the ability to engage with clients
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

 

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Gaiaca, Monterey County’s only permitted cannabis waste revitalization company, is seeking a driven intern to fill an environment and public health internship position, with the ultimate goal of full-time employment post-graduation contingent upon successful completion of internship KPIs.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has the tenacity to learn and grow with a rapidly scaling company;
  • ability to multitask;
  • is flexible and can pivot tasks/projects easily;
  • has strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • is data driven and an analytical thinker;
  • isn’t afraid to ask for clarification.

Preferred educational background:
Pursuing a degree in environmental science, technology & policy; agribusiness; environmental science/studies or a comparable field of study.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Administrative tasks (record keeping, document prep, logistics, general office work, etc.)
  • Research (Ex: environment and public health impact, employee exposure assessment, composting techniques, cannabis in traditional agriculture business, etc.)
  • Apply for grants a develop program, identify grant and funding opportunities, prepare proposal
  • Creating and conducting studies and surveys
  • Testing/profiling of cannabis waste to create analytical database
  • Reports directly to the COO

Length of internship: negotiable
Start date: 2 January 2018
# of hours per week: 10-15 hours/week

 

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Gaiaca, Monterey County’s only permitted cannabis waste revitalization company, is seeking a driven intern to fill a public policy internship position, with the ultimate goal of full-time employment post-graduation contingent upon successful completion of internship KPIs. This internship opportunity will help you hone your ability to formulate statements about the nature and impact of proposals for public policy in the cannabis industry and give you the opportunity to observe and participate in the formulation of pending regulations at local and state levels.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has the tenacity to learn and grow with a rapidly scaling company;
  • ability to multitask;
  • is flexible and can pivot tasks/projects easily;
  • has strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • is data driven and a critical thinker;
  • isn’t afraid to ask for clarification.

Preferred educational background:
Pursuing a degree in political science, international policy studies, environmental policy studies, or a comparable field of study.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Administrative tasks (record keeping, document prep, logistics, general office work, etc.)
  • Policy research;
  • Creating policy summaries and briefs as new regulations evolve;
  • Attending policy briefings;
  • Creating and conducting studies and surveys;
  • Municipal Outreach;
  • Lobbying at municipality/state level;
  • Reports directly to CEO.

Length of internship: negotiable
Start date: 2 January 2018
# of hours per week: 10-15 hours/week

 

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