Distribution Technician

Date: Aug 6, 2022

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

Responsible for performing material movement duties in the warehouse including:  Physical receiving, picking, packing and shipping of finished goods.

Job Responsibilities
  1. Operate the carousel system to pick orders and re-stock, ensuring that product, lot numbers and quantities are correct and SAP and Nova are updated
  2. Pack shipments using SAP, verifying correct product, lot numbers and quantities; wrapping, labeling and weighing skids; and checking to ensure that the proper order and shipping labels are attached
  3. Pick orders from overstock and ensure that the correct lot numbers and quantities are picked using the RF unit
  4. Ship orders using a computerized freight management system
  5. Move materials to best utilize warehouse space
  6. Operate the forklift and other equipment in the warehouse in a safe and efficient manner and ensure compliance when using the material handling equipment
  7. Physically receive materials and verify the accuracy of shipments by checking for overages, shortages and damaged goods
  8. Notify Inventory Analyst of any inventory discrepancies
  9. Ensure all work is performed in full compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), Standard Operating Documents (SOD’s), and Safe Work Procedures (SWP’s). Ensure all training documents are read and understood before signing the training records
  10. Adhere to all internal and external regulations according to the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate (HPFBI), the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), and all other regulatory agencies
  11. Maintain commitment to corporate mission statement and initiatives (including the “Apotex 2010 Business Drivers”)
  12. Participate in any internal/external audits/inspections/assessments, as necessary
  13. Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes
  14. Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values
  15. Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements
  16. All other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
  • Fluent in English written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of material handling equipment is an asset
  • Basic knowledge of computer operations
  • Willing to work various shifts and/or overtime when needed
  • Able to lift 50lbs
  • No fear of heights

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) policy, as of November 15, 2021, all individuals entering a Canadian site (including but not limited to employees, visitors, contractors and agency workers) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the current government requirements.  Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.  Accommodation from these requirements for reasons pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or any other applicable law (most commonly for medical and/or religious reasons) will be reviewed and considered by Apotex.


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.