Production, Technician
Apotex Inc.
North York, ON
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

Manufactures product as per customer and company requirements while working within a team environment. Is responsible for sanitation, set-up and operation of all production equipment. Follows all GMP’s, SOD’s and company policies/ regulations and remains aligned to the Apotex Strategic Objectives.

Job Responsibilities


Perform all duties according to the SOD’s, GMP’s and all other established safety standards and company policies
Correctly complete all documentation as per SOD’s, GDP and GMP requirements, i.e., observations, test results, batch record information, etc.
Access Apotex intranet for the purpose of locating and utilizing relevant SOD’s, MSDS’s, company policies and procedures
Notify Coordinator in the event of a departure from procedure, product defect, safety incident or other serious problem
Execute line clearance and cleaning verification activities as per SODs and established standard work

Productivity and Equipment

Dismantle, clean, sanitize and assemble manufacturing equipment according to established SODs to ensure GMP compliance and meet department changeover targets in support of department and productivity goals
Safely operate all required equipment and machinery including those used to manufacture, store, clean and transport production related assets
Conduct in-process testing required in the manufacturing of product
Execute applicable SAP and LIMS transactions accurately and in a timely manner
Effectively process batches within specifications to meet department batch execution targets by ensuring optimal run rates in support of schedule adherence
Complete master batch records and associated production documentation accurately and timely
Ensure the proper selection, care and use of tools, parts and equipment while performing all job related duties
Understand cycle time concepts and sources of unreliability to focus on critical areas of improvement
Support LEAN initiatives and participate in Kaizen events
Perform the CPC or LT responsibilities as required
Operate computerized control panel/Human Machine Interface (HMI) to monitor the process
Control process start up and shut down
Issue maintenance notifications and prepare equipment for maintenance work orders as required
May rotate between different processing rooms during shift(s) as required


1. Actively seeks and accepts positive and constructive feedback from colleagues and leadership

2. Works effectively with team members in support of team and department goals

3. Communicates effectively both verbally and written, in English

4. Perform any related duties as assigned

5. Actively contributes in team meetings and other team-related activities

Job Requirements

Minimum secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent
Ability to lift 20 kgs. on a regular basis
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection responsibly as per Apotex procedures.
Previous manufacturing experience within Food/Pharmaceutical Industry is an asset
Working knowledge of Windows Operating System
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
Results and customer service oriented, pursues work with energy and drive
Ability to function in a fast paced environment and manage multiple priorities
Self-Managed team player with a positive attitude exhibiting cooperation, communication, flexibility and initiative to acquire functional skills

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.