Water Treatment Technician - 3 months contract

Date: Feb 15, 2021

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: www.apotex.com.


Job Summary


Responsible for ensuring the continued safe operation of water treatment systems and equipment.  Carries out inspections, testing, repairs and maintenance for all facilities.

Job Responsibilities


  • Complete assigned operational checks on water treatment systems and completes daily system logs and tests.  Report abnormal conditions to Building Services Manager.
  • Stops / starts system as required (for repairs, after a fault shutdown / power failure).
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, adjust, repair, replace, and calibrate water treatment system equipment or components having complex interlocking or inter-related circuits.
  • Inspects water treatment systems for leaks.
  • Verifies system temperatures, pressures, levels, flows, voltages etc.
  • Completes assigned water tests and makes adjustments to system as required.
  • Add salt to brine tank as required.
  • Prepares and replaces analyser solutions as required.
  • Completes system sanitation tasks as assigned.
  • Cleans the outside of tanks and equipment
  • Compile and maintain all information and documentation relevant to water treatment systems (CMMS, Log Book, change control, update drawings, files etc.)
  • Determines impact of required work, communicates, co-ordinates and supervises major repairs with other facilities staff / contractor and users to minimise service interruption.
  • To work as part of a team with users, facilities staff and vendor to evaluate effectiveness of systems in order to make continuous improvements.
  • Work from blueprints, drawings, layouts or other specifications; locate and diagnose trouble in the water treatment systems or equipment.
  • Recommend and maintain inventory of spare parts to minimise any downtime on the system.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in full compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and established safety standards
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Education
    • Grade 12 combined with a community college diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Good interpersonal skills,
    • Demonstrated Initiative, self-motivation
    • Good Planning and organizational skills.
  • Experience
    • Two years previous experience in the operations / maintenance of various complex purified water treatment systems is preferred. 



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.