Cleaner, Production

Date: Jan 3, 2021

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: www.apotex.com.


Job Summary

The Production Cleaner works as a member of the production team and is responsible for executing the cleaning of equipment and production facility in a timely and efficient manner, in compliance with cGMP, maintenance and other company and regulatory policies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the cleaning and sanitation, using detergents and chemicals, of all production equipment and production areas, such as dryer rooms.
  • Responsible for accurately completing all documentation relating to work activities according to standard operating procedures (SOP) and good documentation practises.
  • Responsible for reviewing the new and updated departmental SOP and attending all required training sessions.
  • Performs some winter control activities, including keeping the production and maintenance access routes free of snow and ice.
  • Troubleshoots simple and routine problems, such as reviewing the SOP or dealing with cleaning time constraints, with support from senior members of the team.
  • Reports any violations or non-compliance of procedures and policies to Shift Supervisor or Production Lead Hand.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the shift-to-shift technology transfer is properly completed with peers and that all pertinent information is passed to the incoming shift.
  • Liaises Responsible for being in constant communication with the Shift Supervisor, Production Lead Hand and Facility Maintenance Supervisor to ensure that the production cleaning activities achieve its targeted goals.
  • Responsible for attending each shift in a fit mental and physical condition.
  • Support our continuous improvement culture by recommending improvements that will increase production efficiency while ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • 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
    • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent
    • Completion of CET or other post-secondary education is considered an asset
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Proficiency with using computers, including MS Word and Excel.
    • Ability to read English and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
    • Must meet the minimum requirements of the physical demands analysis (PDA), including bending, squatting, lifting, pushing, walking and standing.
    • Must be willing and able to work 12 hour continental shifts.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is an asset.
  • Comfortable to wear personal protection equipment for the task at hand, including safety glasses, safety boots, respirator.
  • Experience

Previous experience as industrial cleaner is an asset



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.