Packaging – Lead Hand (afternoon shift)

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 “Lead Hand” to join our Production team on the afternoon shift.

Main Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Exercise control and direction of manufacturing process, procedures and work instructions for staff.
  • Organize the operating staff for the shift.
  • Ensure all materials needed for runs match to the list/ pick ticket.
  • Check the product run specs and notify operators of any special instructions.
  • Maintain compliance with GMP, Health and Safety, and company rules and guidelines.
  • Train employees and ensure adherence to job instructions, quality requirements, safety compliance and company policies.
  • Ensure that employees are sufficiently trained to work with machines or equipment.
  • Monitor runs, assist operators as required and help troubleshoot.
  • Create a positive work environment by sharing and demonstrating functional/technical knowledge.
  • Ensure production efficiency is maintained at the highest possible level without jeopardizing safety, quality or cost standards.
  • Report daily activities to management.

Shift Schedule:

  • Afternoons, Monday to Friday

Requirements include:

  • Mechanically inclined.
  • Superior analytical, communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written.
  • Basic mathematical/accounting skills

Experience & Education:

  • Completion of Grade 12.
  • Knowledge of safety practices applicable to food processing environments and ability to follow established safety procedures.
  • A minimum of two years related experience in a manufacturing environment is required for this role.
  • Knowledge of blending and the set up/running of tablet presses and encapsulation machines, or experience in running packaging lines is considered an asset.

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 upon completion of a 3 month probation period.

If you are interested in joining our team, we look forward to receiving your resume to   Only individuals selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

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
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.
Please forward my sincere gratitude to the GFR team. You guys are seriously, seriously on-it!
Chris GFounder
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.
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!
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.