Technician, Packaging

Date: Jun 25, 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

  • Work as a team member to meet and exceed the operation targets in safety, quality, and productivity
  • Demonstrate safe practices, and ensure compliance with company values, policies, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), when performing daily duties and interacting with others
  • Strive to achieve internal and external customer satisfaction
  • Actively seek and accepts positive and constructive feedback from colleagues and leadership


Location & Shifts : This position is located at our Etobicoke facility (Hwy 27/Steeles Ave). Candidates should be comfortable working a variety of shifts, including 8 hour shifts, rotating every 2 weeks between days and midnights or a combination of 12-hour & 8-hour shifts covering the weekend. 

Job Responsibilities


  • Comply with all aspects of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Ontario as well as Apotex policies, and procedures
  • Prevent safety incidents / accidents proactively by attending regular safety meetings as required, and applying relevant knowledge to daily packaging operations
  • Report all safety incidents, near misses, and accidents immediately, following Safe Work Procedures (SWP’s)
  • Embrace a safety culture in the workplace with zero tolerance of incidents and accidents



  • Build highest quality into the products by performing all packaging duties according to relevant Standard Operation Documents (SOD’s) 
  • Access the corporate official sources, such as ApoWeb, to check most updated information / documents as necessary
  • Exhibit Good Documentation Practices (GDP)   
  • Conduct quality checks as directed by higher level technicians, supervisors, and / or in-process Quality Assurance members (IPQA / QAIP)
  • Report all quality deviations immediately, following proper operation procedures
  • Contribute to the continuous improvements at workplace and proactively prevent quality deviations from occurring


Productivity / Equipment

  • Execute Packaging Orders (PO) with efficiency and effectiveness according to the company SOD’s and regulatory requirements
  • Operate all packaging equipment within specifications and provide accurate detail to mechanical staff regarding equipment problems  
  • Maintain proper supplies of packaging components during the operations
  • Participate in the changeover process, including sanitation and set-up (assembly and disassembly), to meet and exceed established standards
  • Ensure the proper selection, care and use of tools, parts and equipment required for specific tasks
  • Communicate necessary information timely and accurately with others
  • Support the team to deliver the expected business results with dedication and integrity
  • Carry out other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Grade 12 education or recognized equivalent
  • Proven ability to express oneself clearly in English (written and verbal), understand, and follow verbal and written work instructions without errors
  • Previous Packaging Operator experience in a GMP environment i.e.  Food / Pharmaceutical industry is an asset
  • Proven Technical Competency
  • Numeric skills to understand and achieve business targets
  • Able to meet the standard physical demands in a manufacturing environment
  • Reliable attendance and punctuality
  • Self-Managed team player with a positive attitude exhibiting  cooperation, communication, flexibility and initiative to acquire functional skills
  • Basic experience in the use of internet environment and MS office tools




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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