Industrial Electrician

Date: Jan 25, 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.

**Must hold an Electrical License or be willing to obtain/pass your licensing exam within 6 months of your start date**

***Please note, this is a midnight shift – Sun. to Thurs. from 10:55 pm to 6:55 am***

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), Apotex Inc. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as meet ESA and CSA standards
  • 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 SOPs 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.

Job Requirements

  • An Industrial Electrician or Construction and Maintenance Electricians license with a minimum of 5 years’ experience troubleshooting electronic and electrical control systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Participation and completion of a recognized apprenticeship program.
  • Hold a current Electrical License - 442A (Industrial Electrician), 309A (Construction and Maintenance) or ability to obtain/pass your licensing exam within 6 months of start date.
  • 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 that enable person to plan, and complete projects in time to meet business demands. This individual should be self-motivated and possess a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, WD Tool Box, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project is essential.

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.