Senior QC Analytical 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 “Senior QC Analytical Technician” for our Quality Systems team.

Main Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • With Documentation group, develop and maintain specifications of raw materials in accordance with in-house, regulatory and client requirements.
  • Implement raw material supplier certification and reduced testing program.
  • With the QA/QC Coordinator, maintain a schedule for raw material sampling and prepare documentation for all received raw materials and bulk products.
  • With the QA/QC Coordinator, maintain vigilance over raw materials approaching expiry, ensuring any extensions of shelf life are supported by testing data and appropriate rationale.
  • Assist in conducting periodic auditing and qualification of testing laboratories.
  • Evaluate test results for compliance with GFR specifications and release materials and finished products as appropriate.
  • Perform physical and organoleptic testing on raw materials and finished products.
  • Perform taste testing and completing other tests ensuring accurate recording of all test data and evaluation of findings.
  • Review and evaluate all test failures in cooperation with laboratory personnel and suppliers and recommend final disposition.
  • Complete OOS reports for raw materials and finished products.
  • Maintain database relating to material quality issues including material rejection.
  • Monitor the performance of all contract laboratories for adherence to GFR specifications and established turnaround times.
  • Provide technical advice to senior management and other company personnel.
  • Coordinate stability program for client and in-house stability products.
  • Coordinate, set-up and help with carrying out ID testing of raw materials, bulk blends, finished products.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist QA/QC Manager and Quality Systems Team with identifying, creating and implementing systems to help with efficiency and standardization of Quality Systems program.
  • Assist with other QC-related tasks, as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in a Canadian University or Canadian-recognized University OR Bachelor’s degree in another field with at least 5 years’ experience in the Quality Control field preferably in the testing area in the Natural Health Products or Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent time management in order to establish and handle priorities in a timely manner.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external individuals.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to complete tasks with accuracy, while working within deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and computer skills (MS Excel, Word and Outlook).
  • Team player with the ability to follow-up and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

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 Only individuals selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in GFR Pharma Ltd!



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.
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