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: www.apotex.com.
Be Part of a top Pharmaceutical company with a global presence.
Clean & Safe Work Environment.
Opportunity to grow.
Good Benefits Package, including Health, Dental, Vacation, Sick days, etc.
We have adapted our recruitment strategy to ensure our staff and applicants are safe by conducting our interviews and onboarding online.
Other measures Apotex has put into place include (but are not limited to):
Staggering employee shifts to reduce the size of work groups
Modifying our cafeteria space to enhance social distancing, the implementation of additional cleaning and sanitization routines
Robust self-assessment and screening tools
Non-surgical masks for employees working in GMP areas
Strict visitor screening protocol
It is important to note that while these are our protocols at this time, they are subject to change based on guidelines and regulations put in place by local and global government agencies.
For up-to-date information about Apotex’s ongoing efforts in response to COVID-19, visit: https://www1.apotex.com/global/covid-19-update or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Packaging operations is responsible for filling and / or sealing quality pharmaceutical products in a variety of finished goods formats. Working closely with cross-functional teams, packaging operations delivers solid oral dose bottles, solid oral dose blisters, Class 3 and 4 High Potency products and suspensions.
Comply with all aspects of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Ontario as well as Apotex policies, and procedures
Prevent safety incidents / accidents proactively by attending regular safety meetings as required, and applying relevant knowledge to daily packaging operations
Report all safety incidents, near misses, and accidents immediately, following Safe Work Procedures (SWP’s)
Embrace a safety culture in the workplace with zero tolerance of incidents and accidents
Build highest quality into the products by performing all packaging duties according to relevant Standard Operation Documents (SOD’s)
Access the corporate official sources, such as ApoWeb, to check most updated information / documents as necessary
Exhibit Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
Conduct quality checks as directed by higher level technicians, supervisors, and / or in-process Quality Assurance members (IPQA / QAIP)
Report all quality deviations immediately, following proper operation procedures
Contribute to the continuous improvements at workplace and proactively prevent quality deviations from occurring
Productivity / Equipment
Execute Packaging Orders (PO) with efficiency and effectiveness according to the company SOD’s and regulatory requirements
Operate all packaging equipment within specifications and provide accurate detail to mechanical staff regarding equipment problems
Maintain proper supplies of packaging components during the operations
Participate in the changeover process, including sanitation and set-up (assembly and disassembly), to meet and exceed established standards
Ensure the proper selection, care and use of tools, parts and equipment required for specific tasks
Communicate necessary information timely and accurately with others
Support the team to deliver the expected business results with dedication and integrity
Carry out other duties as assigned
Grade 12 education or recognized equivalent
Proven ability to express oneself clearly in English (written and verbal), understand, and follow verbal and written work instructions without errors
Previous Packaging Operator experience in a GMP environment i.e. Food / Pharmaceutical industry is an asset
Proven Technical Competency
Numeric skills to understand and achieve business targets
Able to meet the standard physical demands in a manufacturing environment
Reliable attendance and punctuality
Self-Managed team player with a positive attitude exhibiting cooperation, communication, flexibility and initiative to acquire functional skills
Basic experience in the use of internet environment and MS office tools
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.