ST- Student Coordinator, Safety, Health and Environment, 4 month term

Date: Oct 15, 2021

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: www.apotex.com.


Job Summary

Assist members of the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) team in functions related to areas of safety, health and environment.  This work will involve interaction with a variety of personnel at each of the 3 pharmaceutical manufacturing sites.

A Day in the Life…

The opportunity to work with a team of Safety, Health and Environment professionals and get exposure to various areas within the department (e.g. Environment, industrial hygiene, training, risk assessments, safe work procedures etc.)  Each day is unique and never routine. There will be office work (administration), and project based work with some exposure to the production floor and/or lab environment.  This role may require some travel between the 3 pharmaceutical sites (Etobicoke, Signet, Richmond Hill) within the GTA however, the main location will be at the Signet campus (any other travel requirements will be accommodated).

Job Responsibilities

  • Along with the Environmental Associate, assist with the creation of the chemical inventory in Excel which is the basis for Apotex’s environmental regulatory submissions (NPRI, Chemical Weapons, and Chemtrac).
  • Assist in the preparation of all necessary compliance submissions
  • Assist the Global EHS director in the preparation of materials (presentations, graphs, etc.) that will analyze safety performance at the global sites.
  • Assist the Environmental team in performing environmental management system duties, including specific projects as assigned. (e.g. Government submissions, risk assessments, waste audits).
  • Assist in the planning and execution of employee engagement activities related to the environment (e.g. Earth Week, Bike to Work, People Power Challenge, Waste Reduction Week, Apo-Green newsletter).
  • Develop/revise Safe Work Procedures to support corporate safety policies.
  • Assist the Coordinator, SHE Hazard Information prepare SDSs and WHMIS related documentation.
  • Work on defined projects that support worker safety or environmental compliance.
  • All other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary Co-op education program (e.g. Occupational Health & Safety, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or Business etc.)
  • Prior experience in an industrial manufacturing environment would be an asset.
  • Basic Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act or Environmental regulations.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Second, third or fourth year Occupational Safety and Health student or Environmental engineering/science student preferred.



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.