Technician, Lab, Standards (Brantford)

Date: Feb 8, 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

Lab Technician in Analytical operations stram (Quality Unit) contributes to the timely delivery of reference standards to support production and stability program.  Ensures proper storage, and distribution of reference standards and contributes to their certification. Performs daily tasks as assigned by the Team Lead.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintains reference standard database and ensure its current and accurate.
  • Dispenses the standards for internal and external requests on a daily basis.
  • Performs checklists for purchased, in-house, certified and recertified standards.
  • Packages /label standards and/or retained samples as required for all customers; update reference standard databases and/or retained sample logbook accordingly, prepare /review associated documents as needed.
  • Conducts annual reference standard inventory checks and updates both Stock Standard Inventory Sheet and reference standard database.
  • Performs physical checks for compendial standards in reference standard inventory and update the quantities, supply reports as required to support ordering and key performance metrics.
  • Performs basic physical and chemical testing of assigned standards by using the most recent approved testing procedures and as per all relevant cGMP requirements.
  • Reports all testing results and deviations encountered during testing. Under guidance of higher level team members, carry out assigned investigation activities.
  • Properly documents analytical data and information. Self-reviews analytical data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Keeps the workplace clean, tidy and safe
  • 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
    • 2 Year Chemical Technician College diploma or related scientific field, or
    • High school diploma (chemistry courses required) with 3 years of industrial or laboratory experience
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Word, and Excel.
    • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Must be physically able to periodically lift up to 20 Kg.
  • Must be able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Shipping and receiving experience would be an asset.
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Passion, Perseverance, Collaboration and Courage; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements
  • Experience
    • 1-2 years of laboratory work experience



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.