Technician, Warehouse (AZ/DZ truck driving licence required)

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 1T9

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 Requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalency.
  • AZ/DZ truck driving licence is must, experince of driving AZ/DZ truck for various warehouse operations.
  • Fluent in English written and oral communication.
  • Competent operator of MHE; knowledge of conveyors, Raymond and Cleco MHEs is an asset.
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer operations—SAP modules for various warehouse operations/RF/warehouse databases, access intranet, etc.
  • Willing to work various shifts and/or overtime when needed.
  • Able to ascend and descend ladders to rack heights and operate equipment at height without fear.
  • Able to lift 50lbs.

Job Summary

The Technician, Warehouse LMM3 is responsible for:

  • physical receiving, inspecting, cleaning, sorting, labelling and storing of all inbound materials.
  • supplying materials (raw, semi-finished, components and finished goods) to manufacturing, packaging and other internal customers.
  • performing shift start inspections and assisting in maintenance of material handling systems.
  • contribute individually and as a team member to achieve the Apotex 2010 Strategic Plan.
  • working in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act (Ontario), Apotex Health and Safety policies and Safe Work Procedures (SWPs), Safety Charter and departmental safety expectations and programs.

Job Responsibilities

Physical Receiving & Put Away

  • Unload, verify, inspect, clean, sort and receive in SAP all raw materials and, components using appropriate MHE (Material Handling Equipment) in a safe, compliant and efficient manner. 
  • Identify and take appropriate action (e.g. communicate to purchasing, initiate QNote, etc.) for exception situations e.g. under/over quantity, damaged shipment, contaminated shipment, etc.)
  • Transfer products from receiving/sampling area to the appropriate location.
  • Distribute received mail, documents, packages, stationary supplies, etc. to identified departments/personnel. 
  • Manage dock schedule by booking appointments according to production priorities and available dock capacity and provide feedback to procurement on vendor performance to schedule.
  • Organize and maintain adequate quantity of receiving and warehouse supplies e.g. shipping containers, pallets, seals, labels, etc.


Exceptional Movements of Products

  • Follow procedures and know logistics flow for exceptional materials/products e.g. class III/IV capsules, waste, CTS waste, CTS, fridge/freezer (i.e. refrigerated/cold temperature), Hazmat, gases.


Delivery of Material to Manufacturing, Packaging and/or other Departments

  • Provide manufacturing, packaging and other departments with all necessary materials as requested and update inventory using RF and/or SAP. 
  • Ensure transfer orders are completed in SAP for inventory accuracy and as per service level agreement; contact various departments to escalate/resolve any issues in a timely manner.
  • Locate and retrieve products to be sampled as required.


Processing Tote & Bottle Tote Movements

  • Stage totes for transfer to other buildings and ensure empty totes are processed and moved to the appropriate location (not Richmond Hill)
  • Receive and put away bottle totes to tote high bay (Etobicoke).


Processing Shipments

  • Able to perform basic shipping tasks e.g. interplant shipments, outbound courier, simple deliveries, etc.).


Cycle Counting

  • Perform cycle counts and maintain accurate inventory using SAP.



  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements 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.
  • Maintain assigned work areas in an audit ready state (i.e. 5S).
  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  • Committed to corporate mission statement and initiatives (e.g. Apotex 2010).
  • Participate in any internal/external audits/inspections/assessments and perform corrective actions as necessary.
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • All other duties as assigned.



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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