Industrial Electrician, Automation and Controls

Date: Jan 8, 2022

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

The Technician, Electrical role is a key production function, specializing in electrical troubleshooting, repairs, preventative maintenance, calibrations and GMP activities to ensure SISPQ and machine integrity.  This role requires technical expertise in order to help train and teach proper operations procedures to ensure the longevity of the equipment and improve reliability through production project and maintenance activities.


**Please note, this is a continental rotating shift**

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and maintain predictive and preventative maintenance programs and/or calibration programs on material handling/production/process/development equipment ensuring compliance with SISPQ.
  • Initiate and execute production maintenance projects (execute OQ’s, electrical upgrades & improvements) to completion.
  • Install, repair and maintain electrical, electronic equipment, instrumentation as well as computerised systems (HMI, PC’s, vision systems & network troubleshooting) related to production machinery and systems. Must be able to perform work to CSA and ESA standards.
  • Capable of using electrical testing equipment to diagnose problems.
  • Understand and practice proactive maintenance and contribute in correcting problems before they become downtime issues.
  • Supply training and coaching on equipment when necessary. Able to travel for training if necessary.
  • Take ownership and accountability for issues, working proactively to resolve. Work efficiently to maximize department goals of minimizing equipment downtime.
  • Ensure issues, follow-up actions and /or resolutions are clearly communicated to peers, vendors, customers and supervisors. This information should be transferred at shift overlaps as well as during the shift.
  • Be a team player, a positive contributor; be open to suggesting and implementing ideas to better the business.
  • Assist with mechanical repairs as needed.
  • Effectively use SAP maintenance module to search history, create work orders and find parts and ensure supporting documentation is prepared.
  • Able to create and modify drawings, P&ID’s and schematics when required.
  • Prepare and update standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and standard documents (SD’s).
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.
  • 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
    • Electrical/Electronics Technologist diploma
    • Industrial Electrician Licence or Construction Maintenance Licence with suitable experience will be considered. Current Master’s Electrical License will be an asset.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • In-depth knowledge and experience with PLC’s, PC’s ideal (AB, Siemens)
    • Experience in food/pharmaceutical environment preferable but not required.
    • Good knowledge of PC hardware and software. Able to use Word, Excel, MS Project, etc. A+ Certification will be an asset.
    • Strong communication, organisational and planning skills.
    • Proactive and self-motivated.
    • Willing to participate in skill enhancement programs.
    • Ability to work any shift including weekends as required.

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) policy, as of November 15, 2021, all individuals entering a Canadian site (including but not limited to employees, visitors, contractors and agency workers) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the current government requirements.  Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.  Accommodation from these requirements for reasons pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or any other applicable law (most commonly for medical and/or religious reasons) will be reviewed and considered by Apotex.


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.