Building Systems Supervisor

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 1T9

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: www.apotex.com.


Job Summary


As a member of the Building Systems team, your responsibilities would include the management and supervision of all building systems activities in a customer focused manner. You demonstrate an ability to apply best practices in the operation and maintenance of all Apotex facilities in a safe, efficient, reliable and fully compliant manner.

Job Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the management and supervision of the Building Systems Dept.
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all facility mechanical and electrical systems including boilers, chillers, air handling, dust collection and vacuum systems, heat exchangers, chillers, purified water and water treatment, compressed air, fire and sprinkler systems; domestic water and drainage systems and all associated piping and equipment.
  • Conduct or arrange for necessary testing, document results, make recommendations to ensure that Apotex facilities are in compliance with regulations (HEPA filter testing, etc.), standards concerning ventilation requirements.
  • Program, implement, and coordinate maintenance priorities for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements.  Assign work to staff and arrange for outside contractors as required to complete work in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Ensures that all information related to the maintenance, calibration, repair or alteration relevant to all building systems and equipment is properly approved and documented (service reports, CMMS WO, etc.).
  • Ensures that all Building Systems staff and contractors perform work in a safe manner according to applicable codes, regulations, legislation, Safety standards and Employment policies.
  • Source cost effective materials for building maintenance and repairs, create purchase requisitions and obtain purchase orders for all procurements.  Provide contractors and suppliers with relevant data to ensure quotes are based on accurate and full information consistently for all third parties involved in the bid process.
  • Assist in budget preparations and planning for both operating and capital budgets.  Maintain budgetary control of departmental expenditures.
  • Review and analyze all utility consumption, trends and cost data.
  • Participate and lead performance conversations with employees, including monthly one on ones, to connect on performance; check in on employee’s progress toward achieving Objectives, offer support and remove barriers; and, communicate and revisit performance expectations to reinforce and encourage high performance culture and a safe working environment for all employees.
Job Requirements


  • Engineering Degree, Technologist Diploma (preferably Mechanical) or a Third Class Stationary Engineering Certificate (minimum) or a combined combination of education and experience.  
  • Post-graduate courses in building systems are desirable. 
  • Supervisory experience is required for this role.
  • Knowledge of building mechanical or electrical systems as applied to large institutional buildings. Excellent diagnostic, troubleshooting and administrative skills.
  • Well versed with data analysis applications and ability to comprehend and apply environmental control principles to establish overall efficient operation of buildings.
  • Good interpersonal skills, demonstrates initiative, self-motivation, planning and organizational skills, effective communicator.



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.