ST-Coordinator, Building Systems (12 Month Co-Op)

Date: Jan 12, 2021

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

To assist Building Systems Department in the planning and tracking of preventive maintenance tasks, evaluation of facility and production processes, calibration and equipment modifications that would increase production efficiency.

Job Responsibilities

  • To work closely with the Building Systems supervisors, Project Engineers, Special project Coordinator, Building Systems and Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians, Validation and consultants analysing facility systems and processes in order to make continuous improvements focusing on Safety, Quality and Productivity.
  • Work with internal customers in the development, recommending and implementing continuous improvement projects
  • Liaison with internal customers, suppliers and contractors in the co-ordination of engineering project activities.
  • Work in a team approach environment to problem solving.
  • Assist in evaluating data using spreadsheets and databases, and performing quantitative/qualitative analysis.
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new facility equipment.
  • Assist in preparation of documentation such as: equipment and facility change control forms, deviation reports, investigation reports, installation/operation qualifications & performance qualifications.
  • Complete equipment installation and operational qualifications (IQ/OQ"s) for new and existing machinery/processes and maintenance/operational Standard Operational Procedures (SOP's) as required.
  • Prepare spreadsheets, charts, graphs, etc. that are required for reports.
  • Assist in Effective Inventory Management, including identifying critical components/instruments and adding in SAP as spares.
  • 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

  • Mechanical or Electrical student preferably in his/her third or fourth work term.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Word, Excel and Power Point are essential. 
  • MS Access would also be beneficial.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of basic Healthcare regulatory requirements would be helpful.


COVID-19 Update:


We have adapted our recruitment strategy to ensure our staff and applicants are safe by conducting our interviews and onboarding online.

Other measures Apotex has put into place include (but are not limited to): staggering employee shifts to reduce the size of work groups, modifying our cafeteria space to enhance social distancing, the implementation of additional cleaning and sanitization routines, robust self-assessment and screening tools, non-surgical masks for employees working in GMP areas, travel restrictions, work-from-home policy for all employees who can perform their roles remotely, and a strict visitor screening protocol.

It is important to note that while these are our protocols at this time, they are subject to change based on guidelines and regulations put in place by local and global government agencies.

For up-to-date information about Apotex’s ongoing efforts in response to COVID-19, visit: https://www1.apotex.com/global/covid-19-update or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter



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.