Building Systems Technician

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Richmond Hill, ON, CA, L4C 5H2

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

Responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of building systems equipment and facilities in order to provide highly reliable utility support to the Operations Group. Equipment includes HVAC, boilers, chillers, dust collectors, air compressors and purified water systems.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Operate building systems to provide specified and reliable environmental conditions and utilities to production, packaging, laboratory, warehouse and office areas. Document system conditions as assigned.  Report abnormal conditions to Building Services Manager.
  2. Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, calibrate, alter / modify and make installations to the building systems and facilities in a professional and timely fashion as required.
  3. Carry out preventative maintenance tasks as assigned.
  4. Compile and maintain all information and documentation relevant to all completed work (CMMS, Log Book, change control, update drawings, files etc.).
  5. Determines impact of required work, communicates, co-ordinates and supervises major repairs with other facilities staff / contractor and users to minimize service interruption.
  6. To work as part of a team with users, facilities staff and vendor to evaluate effectiveness of systems in order to make continuous improvements.
  7. Work from blueprints, drawings, layouts or other specifications; locate and diagnose trouble in the building systems or equipment.
  8. Recommend and maintain inventory of spare parts to minimize any downtime on the system.
  9. Ensure that all work is performed in full compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and established safety standards.
  10. Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  11. Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  12. Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.
  13. 13.Complete assigned Continuous Improvement projects within the required timelines. Complete the PDCA template for projects and present to SLT during biweekly report-out meetings as requested
  14. All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Minimum High school Diploma or equivalent required
    • Trade certification in appropriate field (licensed millwright, refrigeration mechanic, industrial electrician etc.) required.
    • 3rd Class Operating Engineer’s Certificate or 4th Class Certificate with relevant steam experience preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Able to read and interpret architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings.
    • Experience in the use of a computerized Building Management System to operate building equipment is an asset
    • Familiarity with software programs including Microsoft Office. Good organization and communication skills.
  • Experience
    • Minimum of 3 years proven hands on experience in operating, maintaining, repair and troubleshooting of complex systems such as: HVAC, boilers, chillers, dust collectors, air compressors and purified water systems in an industrial environment.

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.