Student- Engineer, Process- Compounding, Richmond Hill, 4 Months

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Richmond Hill, ON, CA, L4C 5H2

Company: Apotex


Apotex is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines (both generic and innovative pharmaceuticals) for patients around the world. We are the 7th largest generic pharmaceutical company globally with more than 12,000 employees and estimated sales of approximately $3 billion. Our fully integrated operation is comprised of four lines of business: Global Generics; Apobiologix; Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API); and ApoPharma (Innovative Products). With our worldwide manufacturing sites, Apotex can produce up to 24 billion dosages per year. We produce 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on research and development.


Job Summary


Must currently be enrolled in a Co-op Program. 

The Student, Co-op within the Compounding Department participates in developing, planning, tracking and optimizing of continuous improvement tasks, evaluation of production processes and equipment modifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Liase with Supervisors, Project Leaders, 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.

Job Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary Co-op education program.
  • Sucessful completion of third year in Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.
  • 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.



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.


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