Industrial Electrician - Night Shift

Date: May 18, 2024

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:

Job Summary


The Technician, Electrical role is a key production function, specializing in electrical troubleshooting, repairs, preventative maintenance, calibrations and GMP activities to ensure SISPQ and machine integrity.  This role requires technical expertise in order to help train and teach proper operations procedures to ensure the longevity of the equipment and improve reliability through production project and maintenance activities.

Job Responsibilities


  • Develop, implement and maintain predictive and preventative maintenance programs and/or calibration programs on material handling/production/process/development equipment ensuring compliance with SISPQ.
  • Initiate and execute production maintenance projects (execute OQ’s, electrical upgrades & improvements) to completion.
  • Install, repair and maintain electrical, electronic equipment, instrumentation as well as computerised systems (HMI, PC’s, vision systems & network troubleshooting) related to production machinery and systems. Must be able to perform work to CSA and ESA standards.
  • Capable of using electrical testing equipment to diagnose problems.
  • Understand and practice proactive maintenance and contribute in correcting problems before they become downtime issues.
  • Supply training and coaching on equipment when necessary. Able to travel for training if necessary.
  • Take ownership and accountability for issues, working proactively to resolve. Work efficiently to maximize department goals of minimizing equipment downtime.
  • Ensure issues, follow-up actions and /or resolutions are clearly communicated to peers, vendors, customers and supervisors. This information should be transferred at shift overlaps as well as during the shift.
  • Be a team player, a positive contributor; be open to suggesting and implementing ideas to better the business.
  • Assist with mechanical repairs as needed.
  • Effectively use SAP maintenance module to search history, create work orders and find parts and ensure supporting documentation is prepared.
  • Able to create and modify drawings, P&ID’s and schematics when required.
  • Prepare and update standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and standard documents (SD’s).
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Ontario Industrial Electrician license (442A) or Construction and Maintenance Electrician License (309A) is required for this role. Apotex will consider candidates who expect to be licensed within 3 months

  • Experience troubleshooting electronic and electrical control systems in a manufacturing environment.

  • An Electronics, or Electro-Mechanical Technician or Technologist Diploma would be a definitive asset.

  • Experience programming and troubleshooting Allen Bradley SLC500 Programmable Logic Controllers using RS Logix500 software. Extensive Knowledge on Omron, Siemens Simatic 7, Klockner Muller, and Toshiba PLCs is a definitive asset.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated and willingness to learn new 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.