Formulations Technician

GFR Pharma is a privately held manufacturer of natural health products. As a proud Canadian company located in Coquitlam B.C., we are committed to manufacturing high-quality products for our customers. With the continued growth of our business, we are seeking to hire a “Formulations Technician” to join our team on a temporary basis

Main Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Prepare and modify creative and high-quality formulations (dry powder blends, tablets, capsules, and liquid) to meet project requirements.
  • Evaluate and develop flavor profiles of formulations as needed.
  • Perform physical testing and sensory evaluation of finished product (taste testing) of finished product or raw materials whenever necessary.
  • Conduct fill tests on capsules and prepare blends for tablet trials and adjust formulations, if necessary.
  • Participate in the set-up and operation of pilot scale equipment, as required.
  • Participate in product or production failure investigations as required.
  • Prepare documentation for internal and external parties (master formulas, data sheets, manufacturing instructions, nutritional information).
  • Evaluation of new raw materials, including reviewing raw material specifications to ensure they meet the requirements of the formula.
  • Maintain and enhance laboratory infrastructure and material libraries.
  • Other duties as required.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Science and related fields an asset, although direct work experience in a natural health product/pharmaceutical environment will be acceptable in lieu.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience performing tableting, encapsulation, liquid, and powder formulation activities in a natural health product or related field.
  • Direct experience with blending, tablet press, and encapsulation equipment is an asset.
  • Intermediate MS Office computer skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP and Genesis will be considered an asset.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work and follow-up with a minimum of supervision.
  • Excellent attention to details, be proactive and a problem solver.
  • Have the communication skills needed to foster team effort within the company.
  • Well organized, able to work with deadlines and under pressure while ensuring that tasks are performed accurately and thoroughly.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 kg (lifting may be required).

We value our employees and provide a respectful, safe and supportive work environment!
Along with competitive wages, we offer a fully paid comprehensive benefit package.

If you are interested in joining our team, we look forward to receiving your resume.
Thank you for your interest in GFR Pharma Ltd!



I always prefer to make our products at GFR if possible, because I am confident with your product quality and service for us.

We are growing well steadily in the Korean market and so orders are continuous and items keep increasing.

I really hope to work closely with GFR with most of our products.
James T.President
Please forward my sincere gratitude to the GFR team. You guys are seriously, seriously on-it!
Chris GFounder
Great first experience manufacturing my product with GFR. I am definitely going to be utilizing your services in the future for more of our products and look forward to our next project with you. Thanks again!
In all my years, I can honestly say, no other company I have ever worked with has provided me with such an unparalleled level of care and service. Literally, GFR Pharma has provided my company with the best level of service I have ever experienced. You are that good, that efficient, that professional.

If there was a problem, it was fixed. If there was a challenge, it was met. If there was a deadline, it was met.

It’s time for an official thank you.
We appreciate our relationship with GFR. From QC to communications, we have found working with GFR to be a pleasure, highlighted by excellent communications and reliable delivery dates. Thank you.
Michael BentleySierraSil Health Inc.
We cannot wait any longer to express our appreciation for your help during our production process.

We thank you for your professional suggestions and the quick responses to every question we have had; you have been so patient in helping us with every one of our inquiries.

Your guidance throughout the entire product development and production is a tremendous support to us.