Production Lead Hand

GFR Ingredients is located in Barrhead, Alberta where we process and manufacturer premium, plant based ingredients. We are seeking to hire a “Production-Lead Hand” to join our Production team to work a rotational 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.
  • Other duties as required.

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.

If you are interested in joining our team, we look forward to receiving your resume. Please send your resume to or drop your application off in person. Only individuals selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in GFR Ingredients!