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Reliability Project Leader


This is a Contract position in Etobicoke, ON posted August 26, 2020.


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:




The Reliability Project Leader is responsible for the continuous improvement of production and building services equipment. This role monitors equipment downtime and develops appropriate countermeasures to eliminate avoidable failures and maximize asset life cycles. The Reliability Project Leader will  also be expected to plan and implement continuous improvement projects to ensure that maintenance protocols (including tasks, parts, frequencies, special skills or tools) are in compliance with cGMP and foster maximum reliability at minimum total cost.



    • Establish and drive reliability engineering principles and best work practices
    • Collect, compile, and analyze equipment maintenance and performance data to develop metrics and identify opportunities for improvement
    • Direct and oversee continuous improvement projects
    • Troubleshoot equipment problems and conduct root cause failure analysis investigations on failed equipment
    • Develop action plans to eliminate repeat failures, and implement corrective actions
    • Work closely with the Quality and Equipment & Facility Qualification Departments to ensure all continuous improvement activities are properly executed and approved



    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Industrial
    • Minimum 1 years related experience with reliability, equipment improvement or installations and qualification, upgrade projects preferably in the pharmaceutical industry
    • High skill level in data analysis, compilation, and calculation in MS Excel (including macros)
    • Project Management and Lean Manufacturing experience would be preferred
    • Training in Reliability Engineering Principles and Practices would be an asset
    • Experience with CMMS system and SAP (or another ERP system) would be 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.