Quality Assurance Specialist

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 “Quality Assurance Specialist“.

Main Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Supplier qualification and material approval.
  • Perform Environmental Monitoring, swab and air quality, air flow verification, scale verification, Monthly facility inspection, pest control monitoring.
  • Management and oversight of Pest Control and EMP program – air flow, scale verification.
  • Facility self inspection.
  • Review of Batch records for GMP and GDP compliance; inspects samples for finished goods release.
  • Assist with Change Control, Deviations, EMP program, Calibration Program.
  • Creates internal and Client-specific Certificate of Analysis, Certificate of Manufacture and Compliance documents.
  • Prepares inspection reports and communicates required CAPAs to department heads and QA Manager.
  • Provide assistance around training with respect to GMP compliance.
  • Participate in external quality audits such as Kosher, Organic, CFIA, customer audits or 3rd party certification audits.

Food Safety Compliance

  • Perform monitoring and verification activities including review of monitoring documentation.
  • Assist with Food Safety and Quality Management Systems development, implementation and training and assist QA Manager to implement/lead management team meetings around HACCP / SQF and other food safety requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance to Production to ensure Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory activities/documentation are in compliance.
  • Lead mock recalls (related to NHP/Dietary Supplement Products), food defense and crisis management challenges according to schedule, as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Passion for continuous improvement, efficiency, and teamwork.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain relationships.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and computer skills (MS Excel, Word and Outlook).
  • Ability to complete tasks with accuracy, while working within deadlines.
  • Highly conscientious and diligent.
  • Committed to Safety, Food Safety and Quality practices.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food, Microbiology).
  • 3+ years of experience in a Quality Assurance-related field in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment within the natural health product, pharma or food industries.
  • Strong knowledge of GMP regulations and requirements in the Natural Health Products, Dietary Supplement, and Food industries with some knowledge of GMP requirements for the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Previous experience supervising employees.
  • SAP experience (considered an asset).
  • Quality assurance certification considered an asset

We value our employees and provide a respectful, safe and supportive work environment!

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


Testimonials

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.
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.
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!