ST-Engineer, Process - 4 months

Date: Jun 10, 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:

Job Summary

The Student, Co-op within the Production Technical (Maintenance) Department participates in developing, planning, tracking and optimizing of preventive maintenance tasks, evaluation of production processes and equipment modifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Liase with Production Technical Supervisors, Project Leaders, Mechanical & Electrical Technicians, Production Technicians, Contractors and other internal stakeholders to analyse production systems and processes in order to make continuous improvements while focusing on Safety, Quality and Productivity.
  • Coordinate with vendors and contractors to execute maintenance engineering project activities.
  • Date mine equipment and production data using spreadsheets, databases along with other tools.
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new process equipment.
  • Participate in Installation Qualification and Operational Qualifications (IQOQ) for new and existing machinery and processes.
  • Develop and update Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) as required.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP's), SOP's and in full compliance with Safety & Regulatory standards.
  • Perform all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence and in accordance with all established regulatory, 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
    • Must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary Co-op education program.
    • Sucessful completion of third year in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Possesses a strong mechanical aptitude.
    • Excellent problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player but capable of working independently on any assigned tasks.
    • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point are essential. Familiarity with AutoCAD, MSAccess would be beneficial.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of Healthcare regulatory requirements would be beneficial.
  • Experience
    • Previous Co-op experience an asset

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.