Associate, Environment (20 Months Contract)

Date: May 13, 2019

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 2Y6

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

Purpose: This role will report to the Manager of Environmental Programs and will have responsibility for maintaining the environmental programs within the GTA.  The role will also collaborate with the global sites in both Global Generics and GAPI where required.

Scope: The main responsibility of the Environmental Associate is to work with the Manager, Environmental Programs to ensure that Apotex Inc. (GTA) maintains compliance with all regulations related to the environment.  The associate will assist in the development of programs to ensure that these regulations are met and will help to build the overall environmental program at Apotex Inc. including employee engagement activities, developing and delivering training related to the role, Incident/Accident investigations related to spills and releases and auditing of the overall program. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides technical expertise in the area of environment management and environmental regulatory compliance; providing tactical coaching to line managers, other team members and employees
  • Resolves complex issues as they arise and identifying when issues need to be escalated.
  • Stays aware of “leading edge” environmental practices through regular professional development activities and monitoring related legislation.
  • Provide technical input into the development and revision of EHS policies, Safe Work Procedures, Training and identified projects utilizing codes, standards and relevant document sources.
  • Manage the annual chemical inventory program for all the GTA sites and all associated regulatory submissions including NPRI, GHG, TRA, Chemtrec, CWC, etc.
  • Maintain compliance with regulated programs including waste registration, stewardship programs, Statistics Canada surveys, air compliance (ECAs and annual reporting), etc.
  • Co-chair the environmental committee; organizing meetings and events to build employee engagement as it is related to the environment.
  • Coordinate waste audits in cooperation with the Facilities Support Services and impacted groups as well as assist in the review and communication of audit findings to ensure corrective actions are initiated. 
  • Support project teams to ensure compliance with company environmental requirements, codes or standards.  This includes monitoring the application of the Environmental Considerations form and the preparation of cleaning agent risk assessments.
  • Participate in the internal auditing of the Environmental management programs and provide support as required to initiate identified corrective measures.
  • Utilizing codes, standards and other relevant document sources, perform research that supports key environmental initiatives.
  • Participate in Incident/Accident investigations associated with environmental compliance, track the implementation of resulting recommendations and follow up on corrective actions.
  • Take on a lead role in responding to external groups such as regulatory bodies (MOECC, by-law officers) and customers.   
  • Support the Joint Health & Safety Committees and other designated committees as a resource as it relates to environmental matters.
  • Assign and monitor work of the department co-op student as it pertains to the environmental programs.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in the development and revision of role related EHS training content and deliver training specific to area of expertise.
  • Performs all work in compliance with our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, 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, Perseverance, and Passion and
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • University/College degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies or related science with applicable experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of the pertinent environmental acts, regulations and associated codes and standards
  • Knowledgeable in occupational health and safety programs.
  • Proven ability as a team player
  • Excellent organizational / project management skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access software package


  • 2-3 years relevant 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.


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