Industrial Electrician - Night Shift

Date: Nov 19, 2023

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

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


Working in a participative problem-solving environment, responsible for all electrical and electronic aspects of the selection, installation, maintenance and continuous improvement of packaging equipment. This includes troubleshooting, repairs, modifications, updating documentation, of packaging equipment.


**Please note, this is a night shift**

Job Responsibilities


  • Improve safety, productivity and regulatory compliance of packaging and production equipment and processes throughout the designated facilities.
  • Diagnose, maintain, modify and repair machine control systems and hardware/software interfaces including programmable controllers, MMIs, and embedded processor systems.
  • Document electrical modifications and installations. Use electrical documentation to diagnose electrical and electronic problems and complete the necessary repairs. Report problems with existing equipment and recommend solutions for improvements utilizing the current validated QA process.
  • All work must be completed in full compliance with Ontario Electrical Safety Code, current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), good documentation practices (GDP), and Apotex Inc. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Select and specify hardware and supplies required to carry out job, this includes cross referencing and substituting OEM components for locally manufactured parts.
  • Initiate, review, re-write, and communicate Standard Operating Procedures and work instructions related to this job.
  • Diagnose, repair and calibrate electronic equipment to component level, this involves fault finding at circuit board level and replacing the suspect component with an original part or cross referenced substitute.
  • Plan and initiate projects from the design stage, sourcing components and coordinating outside Support vendors. Responsibilities also include executing IQ, OQ and pre-validation testing.
  • All work  performed  to meet ESA and CSA standards.
  • 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.