ST-Engineer, Automation, 12 months

Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Etobicoke, ON, CA, M9W 6Y3

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

Apotex’s vision of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is an Integrated Guided Execution System that leverages Exception-Based Reviews and integrates with the equipment and other enterprise applications.

This role assist the Manufacturing Automation SME in the design, configuration, testing and delivery of MES to the Manufacturing Teams. Improve and increase manufacturing processes, layout and equipment modifications in a safe and compliant manner

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Area Engineers, Facility team members, Manufacturing Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Validation team members. Analyze production systems, layout and packaging processes in order to make continuous improvements focusing on Safety, Quality and Productivity.
  • Work with internal customers in the development, and implementation of continuous improvement projects
  • Liaison with internal customers, suppliers and contractors in the co-ordination of engineering project activities.
  • Work in a team to problem solve incidents, issues and deviations.
  • Assist the engineering group in evaluating production data using spreadsheets and databases, and performing quantitative/qualitative analysis.
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new and modified equipment.
  • Complete equipment installation and operational qualifications (IQ/OQ"s) for new and existing machinery/processes and maintenance/operational Standard Operational Procedures (SOP's) as required.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in full compliance with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP's), SOP's and in accordance with established Safety Standards.
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements.
  • 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
    • Engineering student in 3rd or greater work term
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Working knowledge, Word, Excel and Power Point are essential. MS Access would also be beneficial.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of SAP and OPC (Kepware) 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.