Electrical Instrumentation 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: www.apotex.com.

Job Summary


Responsible for ensuring the continued safe operation of electrical systems and equipment.  Carries out, electrical repairs, calibration and maintenance for all facilities. 


**Please note, this is 12-hours, rotating Continental Shift**

Job Responsibilities


  • Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, calibrate, alter / modify and make installations to the building's electrical power distribution systems in a professional and timely fashion as required.
  • Calibrate production and facility instruments.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, adjust, repair, calibrate or install all types of electrical equipment having complex interlocking or inter-related circuits (i.e., PLC’s, generators, transformers, switch-gear, controllers, electronic circuits, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems or other transmission equipment).
  • Use various test instruments to diagnose problems, determine electrical load and power quality.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, calibrate, alter / modify pneumatic control systems.
  • Compile and maintain all information and documentation relevant to all building systems (CMMS, Ontario Hydro Log Book, change control, update drawings, files etc.)
  • Work with users, other facilities staff and vendors to provide electrical expertise / evaluate effectiveness of systems in order to ensure the safe, efficient and reliable operation of Apotex facilities and for continuous improvements.
  • Arranges for contracted services as required and supervises all work on electrical systems and equipment.
  • Determines impact of work, communicates to department management and customers to schedule activities to reduce impact on production schedules.
  • Assure that all electrical work is completed according to the respective codes.
  • Work from blueprints, drawings, layouts or other specifications; locate and diagnose trouble in the electrical system or equipment.
  • Follow manufacturer's manuals for tracing complicated circuitry in equipment.
  • Improvise acceptable temporary alterations to allow continued safe operations.
  • Utilize standard electricians' hand tools, measuring and testing instruments, conduit bender, power hacksaw, pipe-threader.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in full compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and established safety standards.
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.
  • 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.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Ontario Industrial Electrician license (442A) or Construction and Maintenance Electrician License (309A) is required for this role. Apotex will consider candidates who expect to be licensed within 3 months
  • At least three years of experience in electrical and instrumentation maintenance is required
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-motivation
  • Good Planning and organizational skills

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.