Technician, Production

Date: Jun 20, 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

Manufactures product as per customer and company requirements while working within a team environment. Is responsible for sanitation, set-up and operation of all production equipment.  Follows all GMP’s, SOD’s and company policies/ regulations and remains aligned to the Apotex Strategic Objectives. 


Location & Shifts : This position is located at our Etobicoke facility (Hwy 27/Steeles Ave). Candidates should be comfortable working a variety of shifts, including 24x7, 12-hour continental shifts, rotating every 2 weeks between days and midnights, or 8 hour shifts, rotating every 2 weeks between days, afternoons and midnights.

Job Responsibilities


  1. Perform all duties according to the SOD’s, GMP’s and all other established safety standards and company policies
  2. Correctly complete all documentation as per SOD’s, GDP and GMP requirements, i.e., observations, test results, batch record information, etc.
  3. Access Apotex intranet for the purpose of locating and utilizing relevant SOD’s, MSDS’s, company policies and procedures
  4. Notify Coordinator in the event of a departure from procedure, product defect, safety incident or other serious problem
  5. Execute line clearance and cleaning verification activities as per SODs and established standard work


Productivity and Equipment

  1. Dismantle, clean, sanitize and assemble manufacturing equipment according to established SODs to ensure GMP compliance and meet department changeover targets in support of department and productivity goals
  2. Safely operate all required equipment and machinery including those used to manufacture, store, clean and transport production related assets
  3. Conduct in-process testing required in the manufacturing of product
  4. Execute applicable SAP and LIMS transactions accurately and in a timely manner
  5. Effectively process batches within specifications to meet department batch execution targets by ensuring optimal run rates in support of schedule adherence
  6. Complete master batch records and associated production documentation accurately and timely
  7. Ensure the proper selection, care and use of tools, parts and equipment while performing all job related duties
  8. Understand cycle time concepts and sources of unreliability to focus on critical areas of improvement
  9. Support LEAN initiatives and participate in Kaizen events
  10. Perform the CPC or LT responsibilities as required
  11. Operate computerized control panel/Human Machine Interface (HMI) to monitor the process
  12. Control process start up and shut down
  13. Issue maintenance notifications and prepare equipment for maintenance work orders as required
  14. May rotate between different processing rooms during shift(s) as required



  1. Actively seeks and accepts positive and constructive feedback from colleagues and leadership
  2. Works effectively with team members in support of team and department goals 
  3. Communicates effectively both verbally and written, in English
  4. Perform any related duties as assigned
  5. Actively contributes in team meetings and other team-related activities

Job Requirements

  1. Minimum secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent
  2. Ability to lift 20 kgs. on a regular basis
  3. Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection responsibly as per Apotex procedures.
  4. Previous manufacturing experience within Food/Pharmaceutical Industry is an asset
  5. Working knowledge of Windows Operating System
  6. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
  7. Results and customer service oriented, pursues work with energy and drive
  8. Ability to function in a fast paced environment and manage multiple priorities
  9. Self-Managed team player with a positive attitude exhibiting cooperation, communication, flexibility and initiative to acquire functional skills



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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