Technician, Pack Comp QC

Date: May 16, 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

Responsible for generating accurate results while following cGMP requirements.  Responsible for analyzing Packaging Material and Water samples in accordance with established compendia and in-house testing methods and approved specifications, while under minimum supervision.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Receives and tests incoming printed, unprinted components and Water samples to ensure conformance with specifications.
  2. Identifies and reports any Out-of-Specification (OOS) /Out-of- Trend or Questionable results, or any issues of non-conformance to Supervisor immediately. Under the direction of the Supervisor assists in the completion of lab investigations. 
  3. Performs Daily calibration of lab equipment such as balance, pH meter and Milli-Q Water in accordance with established procedures. 
  4. Performs calibration / verification of all applicable test equipment according to the established procedures.
  5. Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements.
  6. Maintains compliance to all health and safety standards, Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Current Good Laboratory Practices and regulatory requirements. Responsible and accountable for compliance with all aspects of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as Apotex’s Health and Safety policies, and Safe Work Procedures (SWPs).
  7. Maintains Packaging Component Standards in compliance established procedures as required.
  8. Works as an effective team member to meet departmental goals and initiatives, sharing knowledge with team members and others as required.
  9. Prepares and maintains inventory of testing materials.
  10. Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values.
  11. All other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

·        Education

Bachelor of Science from a recognized educational institution in Chemistry or a related field; 


Community College diploma in a related field and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in the analysis of pharmaceutical products or related field.


·        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good English communication skills both written and oral.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Detailed oriented with good analytical skills.
  • Good understanding of cGMPs and cGLPs.
  • 1-2 years of experience in printed components testing would be an asset
  • Knowledge of MS Office software including Word, Excel and Access.
  • Strong organization and time management skills as demonstrated through previous work and/or educational experience


·        Technology/Instrumentation (Type & Complexity)

  • UV, FT-IR, TOC analyser, DSC, TVS, Torqmeter, Conductivity,
  • Performs Daily calibration of lab equipment such as balance, pH meter and Milli-Q Water in accordance with established procedures. 



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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