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Packaging Mechanical Technician


This is a Contract position in Etobicoke, ON posted February 27, 2021.


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:


Be Part of a top Pharmaceutical company with a global presence.


We Offer:

  • Clean & Safe Work Environment.
  • Opportunity to grow.
  • Competitive Salary.
  • Good Benefits Package, including  Health, Dental, Vacation, Sick days, etc.


COVID-19 Update:

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
  • Travel restrictions
  • 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: or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

Job Summary

Responsible for the set-up/qualification and operation of the filling/packaging equipment to ensure effective processing of the line.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in all the accountabilities of a Technician, Packaging P03
  2. Function as a packaging team member with additional equipment setup and  troubleshooting responsibilities
  3. Ensure equipment is running at the correct run rates
  4. In conjunction with Technician, Packaging Maintenance, diagnose mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic problems and expedite repairs
  5. Continually develop skills and progress to increasingly more complex maintenance tasks
  6. Follow SOD’s and acceptable industry practices to develop basic electrical and strong mechanical troubleshooting capabilities
  7. Key Player in training packaging technicians on equipment set-up and basic troubleshooting
  8. Support team members to deliver expected business results
  9. Perform additional duties as required
  10. Perform all tasks in the safest possible manner and maintain good housekeeping practices

Job Requirements

  • 2 to 5 years’ technical experience in the food or pharmaceutical industry preferred and successful completion of the PEDQP (Packaging Employee Development & Qualification Program) Technical Skill Enhancement Program or 2 to 3 year College diploma in a technical program
  • Proven preventative maintenance skills, and ability to positively influence team results
  • Ability to work within a team environment as a key member of the team
  • Proven computer literacy with Microsoft Office programs and familiarity with SAP or other ERP systems
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Direct packaging technical or operational experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Ability to work any shift, including weekends



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.