ST-Coordinator, Packing Technical (12 Month Co-Op)

June 9 2021
Categories Operations (manufacturing, packaging), Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D
North York, ON

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 ST-Coordinator within the Packaging Technical (Maintenance) Department participates in the development, planning, tracking, and optimizing of preventive maintenance tasks, evaluation of packaging processes, and equipment modifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Liase with Packaging Technical Supervisors, Project Leaders, Mechanical & Electrical Technicians, Packaging Technicians, Contractors and other internal stakeholders to analyse packaging systems and processes in order to make continuous improvements, while focusing on Safety, Quality and Productivity.
  • Coordinate with vendors and contractors to execute maintenance engineering project activities.
  • Data-mine equipment history using spreadsheets, databases, and other tools.
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Participate in Installation Qualification and Operational Qualifications (IQOQ) for new and existing equipment and processes.
  • Develop and update Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) as required.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), SOP's, and in full compliance with Safety & Regulatory standards.
  • Work 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

  • Currently enrolled in a recognized post-secondary co-op education program.
  • Sucessful completion of 2nd or 3rd year in Mechanical, Industrial, or Mechatronics Engineering.
  • Possesses strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, but capable of working independently on any assigned tasks.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point are essential. Familiarity with AutoCAD, MS Access, and SAP would be beneficial.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of healthcare regulatory requirements is beneficial.

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.

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