Technician, Mechanical

Date: May 24, 2024

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:

Job Summary

The Technician, Mechanical TS7 acts as a leading member of a team, working with other members in an attempt to reduce or eliminate non-value added activities or costs, while maintaining or improving quality, productivity, and timeliness throughout the project(s) being managed. 


The Technician, Mechanical TS7 acts as a trainer to assist junior technicians to maintain, troubleshoot, set-up, plan, install and rebuild production and associated machinery.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Work closely with Production Technical Coordinators, to ensure adequate level of resource and help coordinate maintenance activities.


  1. Assist Production Technical Coordinators in resolving technical service issues with internal customers, such as Operations, Quality, Engineering, etc., and formulates recommendations to resolve matters which are beyond existing SOPs.
  2. Act as mentor/teacher to junior mechanics in training, troubleshooting, repair and rebuild of production and associated machinery.


  1. Ensure that all work is performed in a full compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP’s), SOP’s and in accordance with established Safety Standards.


  1. Recommend changes to designs, drawings and modifications of equipment or parts as required in conjunction with engineering and maintenance.


  1. Keep abreast of all changes and advances in company policies and new technology.


  1. Work independently with minimal supervision.


  1. Possess an in-depth understanding of equipment enabling you to be a subject matter expert for the purpose of investigations, audits, training, or otherwise as required.


  1. There may be the occasional requirement for some situational leadership opportunities for projects or troubleshooting exercises, as required. 


  1. Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.


  1. Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.


  1. Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.


  1. All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 10 Year’s experience in a similar role within the pharmaceutical or consumer goods industry.
  • Licensed in one or more of the following trades, Industrial Mechanical, Machinist, Tool and Die, Industrial Electrician, Electro-Mechanical Controls, or other technical certification.
  • In-depth knowledge of mechanics and machine shop practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of Electrical, Hydraulics and Pneumatics.
  • Knowledge of GMP, as related to pharmaceuticals.
  • Knowledge of Quick Change Over Techniques and PLC would be an asset.
  • Able to lead, collaborate with others.
  • Able to train and pass on knowledge to junior technicians.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good analytical and presentation skills.
  • Proactive and self-motivated.
  • Able to work any shift, including evenings and weekends.

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.