Technician, Packaging Mechanical (Signet)

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 2Y6

Company: Apotex


Apotex is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines (both generic and innovative pharmaceuticals) for patients around the world. We are the 7th largest generic pharmaceutical company globally with more than 12,000 employees and estimated sales of approximately $3 billion. Our fully integrated operation is comprised of four lines of business: Global Generics; Apobiologix; Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API); and ApoPharma (Innovative Products). With our worldwide manufacturing sites, Apotex can produce up to 24 billion dosages per year. We produce 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on research and development.


Job Summary

Responsible for the set-up/qualification and operation of the filling/packaging equipment to ensure effective processing of the line.

Job Responsibilities

Demonstrate proficiency in all the accountabilities of a Technician, Packaging P03

     2.  Function as a packaging team member with additional equipment setup and

          troubleshooting responsibilities

     3.  Ensure equipment is running at the correct run rates

     4.  In conjunction with Technician, Packaging Maintenance, diagnose mechanical,

          electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic problems and expedite repairs

     5.  Continually develop skills and progress to increasingly more complex

          maintenance tasks

     6.  Follow SOD’s and acceptable industry practices to develop basic electrical

          and strong mechanical troubleshooting capabilities

     7.  Key Player in training packaging technicians on equipment set-up and

          basic troubleshooting

     8.  Support team members to deliver expected business results

     9.  Perform additional duties as required

    10. Perform all tasks in the safest possible manner and maintain good

          housekeeping practices

Job Requirements

  • 2 to 5 years’ technical experience in the food or pharmaceutical industry preferred and successful completion of the PEDQP (Packaging Employee Development & Qualification Program) Technical Skill Enhancement Program or 2 to 3 year College diploma in a technical program
  • Proven preventative maintenance skills, and ability to positively influence team results
  • Ability to work within a team environment as a key member of the team
  • Proven computer literacy with Microsoft Office programs and familiarity with SAP or other ERP systems
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Direct packaging technical or operational experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Ability to work any shift, including 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.


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