QC Coordinator *12 month contract*

Date: Apr 7, 2021

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 receiving and logging the samples while following cGMP requirements. Responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory of all laboratory supplies, samples, standards, reagents, columns and placebos, while working under minimum supervision. Responsible for providing samples and lab supplies to all QC team members. Assists in maintaining a constant inventory of clean laboratory glassware and a clean wash lab area.

Job Responsibilities

  • Receives Raw Material, Semi-Finished, Finished, Validation, Stability and STR samples immediately upon delivery as per the established procedures.
  • Maintains a proper staorage of all samples as per the recommended storage conditions.
  • Assists in maintaining a constant inventory of clean laboratory glassware and a clean wash lab area, when required.
  • Assists in maintaining a constant inventory of the gas cylinders as and when required.
  • Provides timely assistance to lab chemists when requested.
  • Monitors and maintains inventory of Compendia Standards, Primary Standards and Secondary Standards.
  • Monitors and maintains inventories of Placebo, System suit tubes, Internal standards, Impurities, Reagents and HPLC/GC columns.
  • Provides standards with C of As, when required for Internal and External customers.
  • Performs logging of raw material samples required for House Standardization into LIMS.
  • Performs routine tasks such as disposing samples in a safe and compliant manner and coordinates removal of pharmaceutical waste.
  • Responsible for sending laboratory samples for external testing in compliance manner.
  • Performs TDA related duties whenever required.
  • Coordinates and maintains an inventory of photocopier supplies.
  • Performs activation and deactivation of lab instrumentation in LIMS, when required.
  • 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


Available to work afternoon shifts: 3:00 p.m to 11 p.m Monday to Friday

    • Education
      • Community College education in a recognized educational institution in Chemistry or a related field; or relevant experience
    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Good oral and written English communication skills
      • Knowledge of cGMP/cGLP
      • Problem solving abilities.
      • Excellent organization and time management skills.
      • Knowledge of Excel, Word, and other Microsoft Office Programs.
    • Experience



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.