Technician, Production

Date: Jun 4, 2024

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 1P2

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a Canadian-based global health company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 7,200 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations. Apotex medicines are accessible to patients in more than 75 countries globally. Through vertical integration, the Apotex group is focused on the development and sale of generic, biosimilar and specialty products.
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Job Summary

Manufactures product as per customer and company requirements while working within a team environment. Is responsible for sanitation, set-up and operation of all production equipment.  Follows all GMP’s, SOD’s and company policies/ regulations and remains aligned to the Apotex Strategic Objectives.

Shift- 8 hours rotating shift- Day shift (6:30 am to 3:00 pm) & Afternoon Shift (2:50 pm to 10:50 pm) or 12 hours continental rotating shift.

Job Responsibilities


  • Perform all duties according to the SOD’s, GMP’s and all other established safety standards and company policies
  • Correctly complete all documentation as per SOD’s, GDP and GMP requirements, i.e., observations, test results, batch record information, etc.
  • Access Apotex intranet for the purpose of locating and utilizing relevant SOD’s, MSDS’s, company policies and procedures
  • Notify Coordinator in the event of a departure from procedure, product defect, safety incident or other serious problem
  • Execute line clearance and cleaning verification activities as per SODs and established standard work
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies

Productivity and Equipment

  • Dismantle, clean, sanitize and assemble manufacturing equipment according to established SODs to ensure GMP compliance and meet department changeover targets in support of department and productivity goals
  • Safely operate all required equipment and machinery including those used to manufacture, store, clean and transport production related assets
  • Conduct in-process testing required in the manufacturing of product
  • Execute applicable SAP and LIMS transactions accurately and in a timely manner
  • Effectively process batches within specifications to meet department batch execution targets by ensuring optimal run rates in support of schedule adherence
  • Complete master batch records and associated production documentation accurately and timely
  • Ensure the proper selection, care and use of tools, parts and equipment while performing all job related duties
  • Understand cycle time concepts and sources of unreliability to focus on critical areas of improvement
  • Support LEAN initiatives and participate in Kaizen events
  • Perform the CPC or LT responsibilities as required
  • Operate computerized control panel/Human Machine Interface (HMI) to monitor the process
  • Control process start up and shut down
  • Issue maintenance notifications and prepare equipment for maintenance work orders as required
  • May rotate between different processing rooms during shift(s) as required


  • Actively contributes in team meetings and other team-related activities
  • Actively seeks and accepts positive and constructive feedback from colleagues and leadership
  • Works effectively with team members in support of team and department goals
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and written, in English
  • Perform any related duties as assigned
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Minimum secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to lift 20 kgs. on a regular basis
    • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection responsibly as per Apotex procedures.
    • Working knowledge of Windows Operating System
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
    • Results and customer service oriented, pursues work with energy and drive
    • Ability to function in a fast paced environment and manage multiple priorities
    • Self-Managed team player with a positive attitude exhibiting cooperation, communication, flexibility and initiative to acquire functional skills
  • Experience
    • Previous manufacturing experience within Food/Pharmaceutical Industry is an asset

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.