Technician, Technical & Lab Support

Date: Feb 4, 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

Lab Assistant in Analytical operations stram (Quality Unit) ensures proper maintenance and functionality  of Quality and R&D laboratories. Performs daily tasks as assigned by the Coordinator or Team Lead.

Job Responsibilities

  • As assigned by the Coordinator or Team Lead executes daily check and calibraitons on selected lab instruments (example: balances, pH meters, scales, Karl Fischer units, thermometers).
  • Glassware cleaning and disposal of broken pieces.
  • Handling and disposal of solvent and solid waste chemicals on daily basis.
  • Ensures continuous availability of HPLC solvents, reagents, standards and lab supplies.
  • Receives chemicals, solvents, general/safety supplies.
  • Updates HPLC and GC column inventories.
  • Submits work orders, and follows up on the status of repairs.
  • Assigns storage location for chemicals. Monitors condition of the chemical storage rooms.
  • Performs expiry checks for chemicals and removes expired chemicals from the lab and inventory.
  • Disposes of lab liquid and sold waste on a daily basis.
  • Maintains lab areas clean and tidy.
  • Documents the shipping and receiving of lab ware and chemicals, consults with Coordinator or designate to assign correct labelling and storage locations.
  • Completes annual physical inventory of the department’s chemical/lab ware inventory against the electronic inventory.
  • 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
    • Two 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.
    • Participate in a shift rotation and/or on-call if required. 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.