Production Technician

Date: Jul 29, 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

Manufactures product as per company requirements under the guidance of a Production Supervisor within a team environment.  Production Technician is responsible for the sanitation, set-up, operation and changeover of assigned production equipment and area.  Follows all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Documents (SODs), Safe Work Practices (SWPs), company policies and industry regulations.  Remains aligned to the Apotex business drivers and core competencies.

Job Responsibilities


  1. Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  2. Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.
  3. Actively contributes in team meetings and other team related activities.
  4. Correctly completes all documentation accurately and in a timely manner as per SODs e.g. POMs, Logbooks etc.
  5. Notifies Production Supervisor or senior employees of any departure from procedure, component or product defect, safety incident or any other issue.
  6. Safely sets-up and operates applicable equipment within operating specifications and provides accurate detail to mechanics regarding equipment problems.
  7. Performs changeover of applicable equipment and provides accurate detail to mechanics regarding equipment problems.
  8. Performs packaging in-process checks.
  9. Operates electronic or computerized control panels
  10. Control process start-up, shutdown and troubleshooting.  Adjust equipment, valves, pumps and controls and process equipment.
  11. Prepare process units or production equipment for maintenance.
  12. Loads and off-loads components as required.
  13. Performs hand cartoning, shrink-wrap packing when necessary.
  14. Operates power lift Trucks to move of material, components, tanks and finished product on the production floor.
  15. Cleans all rooms and equipment as per SODs and documents actions in the appropriate usage log books.
  16. Performs proper housekeeping, clean-up, disposal of waste components, material and product as per SODs.
  17. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent.
  • English comprehension and writing ability to meet Language of Business (LOB) company standards, able to express oneself clearly in English, understand and follow verbal and written work instructions without errors.
  • Mathematical ability as per LOB test.
  • Able to meet the physical demands in a manufacturing environment
  • Able to lift 20lbs.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Team player with a positive attitude for cooperation, communication, respect and flexibility when supporting team members.
  • Manages time to complete assigned tasks.

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.