Student- Coordinator, Production Technical, Etobicoke, 12 Months

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Etobicoke, ON, CA, M9W 6Y3

Company: Apotex


Apotex is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines (both generic and innovative pharmaceuticals) for patients around the world. We are the 7th largest generic pharmaceutical company globally with more than 12,000 employees and estimated sales of approximately $3 billion. Our fully integrated operation is comprised of four lines of business: Global Generics; Apobiologix; Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API); and ApoPharma (Innovative Products). With our worldwide manufacturing sites, Apotex can produce up to 24 billion dosages per year. We produce 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on research and development.


Job Summary


Must currently be enrolled in a Co-op Program. 

To assist Production Technical Department and Production Engineers in the planning and tracking of preventive maintenance tasks, evaluation of production processes, and equipment modifications that would increase production efficiency.

Job Responsibilities

•To work closely with the Technical supervisors, Area Engineers, Manufacturing Technicians, Maintenance Technicians, Validation and consultants analysing production systems and processes in order to make continuous improvements focusing on Safety, Quality and Productivity.
•Work with internal customers in the development, recommending and implementing continuous improvement projects.
•Liaison with internal customers, suppliers and contractors in the co-ordination of engineering project activities.
•Work in a team approach environment to problem solving.
•Assist in evaluating production data using spreadsheets and databases, and performing quantitative/qualitative analysis.
•Assist in the installation and commissioning of new process 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.
•Performs all work in compliance with our Code of Conduct and Business Ethincs, and related policies and with the legal and regulatory requirements that apply to our job activities.
•Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
•Operates in accordance with our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, and all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements.
•Performs all work in support of our Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perservance, and Passion.

Job Requirements

•Must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary Co-op education program.
•Mechanical or Electrical student preferably in his/her third or fourth work term.
•Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Word, Excel and Power Point are essential. MS Access would also be beneficial.
•Strong oral and written communication skills.
•Knowledge of basic Healthcare regulatory requirements would be helpful.



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.


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