Production Technician (12 hours Continetal Rotating Shift)

Date: Jun 9, 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


The Production Technician role supports the manufacturing of products as per the customers’ and the company’s requirements, while working within a team environment. The Production Technician Is responsible for sanitation, set-up, and operation of all production equipment.


**Please note, this is a 12-hours continental rotating shift**

Job Responsibilities


  • Dismantle, clean, sanitize and assemble manufacturing equipment according to instructions to ensure compliance and meet department changeover targets in support of the department and productivity goals
  • Effectively process batches within specifications to meet department batch execution targets by ensuring optimal run rates in support of schedule adherence
  • Correctly complete all documentation, i.e., observations, test results, batch record information, etc.
  • Safely operate all required equipment and machinery including those used to manufacture, store, clean and transport production related assets
  • Conduct in-process testing required in the manufacturing of product
  • Notify Coordinator in the event of a departure from procedure, product defect, safety incident or other serious problem

Job Requirements


  • Minimum secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Ability to lift 20 kgs. on a regular basis
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection responsibly as per Apotex procedures
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
  • Results and customer service oriented, pursues work with energy and drive
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Self-Managed team player with a positive attitude exhibiting cooperation, communication, flexibility, and initiative to acquire functional skills
  • Previous manufacturing experience within Food or Pharmaceutical Industry is an asset

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.