Packaging Technician (Midnight Shift)

Date: Mar 10, 2023

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:

Job Summary

Packaging operations is responsible for filling and / or sealing quality pharmaceutical products in a variety of finished goods formats.   Working closely with cross-functional teams, packaging operations delivers solid oral dose bottles, solid oral dose blisters, Class 3 and 4 High Potency products and suspensions.

Job Responsibilities


  • Comply with all aspects of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Ontario as well as Apotex policies, and procedures
  • Prevent safety incidents / accidents proactively by attending regular safety meetings as required, and applying relevant knowledge to daily packaging operations
  • Report all safety incidents, near misses, and accidents immediately, following Safe Work Procedures (SWP’s)
  • Embrace a safety culture in the workplace with zero tolerance of incidents and accidents



  • Build highest quality into the products by performing all packaging duties according to relevant Standard Operation Documents (SOD’s) 
  • Access the corporate official sources, such as ApoWeb, to check most updated information / documents as necessary
  • Exhibit Good Documentation Practices (GDP)   
  • Conduct quality checks as directed by higher level technicians, supervisors, and / or in-process Quality Assurance members (IPQA / QAIP)
  • Report all quality deviations immediately, following proper operation procedures
  • Contribute to the continuous improvements at workplace and proactively prevent quality deviations from occurring


    Productivity / Equipment

  • Execute Packaging Orders (PO) with efficiency and effectiveness according to the company SOD’s and regulatory requirements
  • Operate all packaging equipment within specifications and provide accurate detail to mechanical staff regarding equipment problems  
  • Maintain proper supplies of packaging components during the operations
  • Participate in the changeover process, including sanitation and set-up (assembly and disassembly), to meet and exceed established standards
  • Ensure the proper selection, care and use of tools, parts and equipment required for specific tasks
  • Communicate necessary information timely and accurately with others
  • Support the team to deliver the expected business results with dedication and integrity
  • Carry out other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
  • Grade 12 education or recognized equivalent
  • Proven ability to express oneself clearly in English (written and verbal), understand, and follow verbal and written work instructions without errors
  • Previous Packaging Operator experience in a GMP environment i.e.  Food / Pharmaceutical industry is an asset
  • Proven Technical Competency
  • Numeric skills to understand and achieve business targets
  • Able to meet the standard physical demands in a manufacturing environment
  • Reliable attendance and punctuality
  • Self-Managed team player with a positive attitude exhibiting  cooperation, communication, flexibility and initiative to acquire functional skills
  • Basic experience in the use of internet environment and MS office tools

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.