Technician, Warehouse (Midnight shift)

Date: Nov 11, 2023

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 Technician, Warehouse LMM3 is responsible for: 

  • Physical receiving, inspecting, cleaning, sorting, labelling and storing of all inbound materials.
  • Supplying materials (raw, semi-finished, components and finished goods) to manufacturing, packaging and other internal customers.
  • Performing shift start inspections and assisting in maintenance of material handling systems.
  • Contribute individually and as a team member to achieve the Apotex 2010 Strategic Plan.
  • Working in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act (Ontario), Apotex Health and Safety policies and Safe Work Procedures (SWPs), Safety Charter and departmental safety expectations and programs.
  • Shift- 11:00 pm to 7:00 am (Sunday to Thursday)

Job Responsibilities


  • Unload, verify, inspect, clean, sort and receive in SAP all raw materials and, components using appropriate MHE (Material Handling Equipment) in a safe, compliant and efficient manner.
  • Identify and take appropriate action (e.g. communicate to purchasing, initiate investigations, etc.) for exception situations e.g. under/over quantity, damaged shipment, contaminated shipment, etc.)
  • Transfer products from receiving/sampling area to the appropriate location.
  • Distribute received mail, documents, packages, stationary supplies, etc. to identified departments/personnel.
  • Manage dock schedule by booking appointments according to production priorities and available dock capacity and provide feedback to procurement on vendor performance to schedule.
  • Organize and maintain adequate quantity of receiving and warehouse supplies e.g. shipping containers, pallets, seals, labels, etc.


  • Exceptional Movements of Products
    • Follow procedures and know logistics flow for exceptional materials/products e.g. class III/IV capsules, waste, CTS waste, CTS, fridge/freezer (i.e. refrigerated/cold temperature), Hazmat, gases.
    • Delivery of Material to Manufacturing, Packaging and/or other Departments.
    • Provide manufacturing, packaging and other departments with all necessary materials as requested and update inventory using RF and/or SAP.
    • Ensure transfer orders are completed in SAP for inventory accuracy and as per service level agreement; contact various departments to escalate/resolve any issues in a timely manner.
    • Locate and retrieve products to be sampled as required.
    • Processing Tote & Bottle Tote Movements.
    • Stage totes for transfer to other buildings and ensure empty totes are processed and moved to the appropriate location (not Richmond Hill).
    • Receive and put away bottle totes to tote high bay (Etobicoke).
  • Processing Shipments
    • Able to perform basic shipping tasks (e.g. interplant shipments, outbound courier, simple deliveries, etc.).
  • Cycle Counting
    • Perform cycle counts and maintain accurate inventory using SAP. 
  • Other
    • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements Adhere to all internal and external regulations according to the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate (HPFBI), the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), and all other regulatory agencies.
    • Maintain assigned work areas in an audit ready state (i.e. 5S).
    • Committed to corporate mission statement and initiatives.
    • Participate in any internal/external audits/inspections/assessments and perform corrective actions as necessary.
    • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
    • Operates in accordance with our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, and all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements;
    • Performs all work in support of our Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
    • All other duties as assigned.
    • 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
    • Grade 12 diploma or equivalency.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Fluent in English written and oral communication.
    • Competent operator of MHE; Raymond and Cleco MHEs, knowledge of conveyors is an asset.
    • Intermediate knowledge of computer operations—SAP modules for various warehouse operations/RF/warehouse databases, access intranet, etc.
    • Willing to work various shifts and/or overtime when needed.
    • Able to ascend and descend ladders to rack heights and operate equipment at height without fear.
  • Experience
    • Previous Warehouse experience an asset

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.