Calibration & Instrumentation, Technician (Day Shift)

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Brantford, ON, CA, N3T 6B8

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit:

Job Summary

The Technician, Calibration, is responsible for providing calibration services and for maintenance and calibration of plant instrumentation, including completing associated documentation required in a GMP environment. This role is a key contributor in the maintenance department and works closely with the team leader to continuously improve our calibration programs to meet compliance requirements.

Shift- Day shift- (7:00 am to 3:30 pm - Monday to Friday).

Must Have completed- College Diploma in Calibration or equivalent.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supports the continual review of calibration programs to ensure that they are reflective of current practices and initiate the required changes through the established changed control procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all calibration issues are properly transferred shift-to-shift.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the production equipment is calibrated according to the specifications set in the Preventive Maintenance Program.
  • Liases within the Validation and Maintenance teams and to resolve calibration issues; reports on the calibration status of equipment.
  • Responsible for acknowledging when a deviation report is required and providing required documentation in a timely manner.
  • To diagnose problems with the equipment and utilities for repair solutions.
  • Responsible for Contractor’s activities, as assigned, ensuring and company policies are followed and all work is done in a compliant manner.
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Minimum High School Diploma and College Diploma in Calibration Technology, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to supervise and direct calibration related projects.
    • Ability to organize and plan tasks.
    • Proven dependable level of knowledge towards Departmental SOPs, cGMP compliance, and GDP.
    • General to advanced computer operating skills.
    • The ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
    • The willingness to upgrade knowledge/education as required.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • General working knowledge of distributed control systems, specifically Delta V.
  • Experience
    • Minimum one year experience with calibration, validation or an electrical background.


At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.