Supervisor, Building Systems

February 3 2023
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Facilities and maintenance,
North York, ON • Full time

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

As a member of the Building Systems team, you will be accountable for the management and supervision of all building systems activities in a customer focused manner. You demonstrate an ability to apply best practices in the operation and maintenance of all Apotex facilities in a safe, efficient, reliable and fully compliant manner.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all facility mechanical / electrical systems including boilers, chillers, air handling, dust collection and vacuum systems, heat exchangers, chillers, purified water / water treatment, compressed air, fire / sprinkler systems, domestic water and drainage systems and all associated piping and equipment.
  • Conduct and / or arrange for necessary testing, document results, make recommendations to ensure that Apotex facilities follow regulations (HEPA filter testing, etc.), and standards concerning ventilation requirements.
  • Program, implement, and coordinate maintenance priorities for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements to complete work in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Ensure all information related to maintenance, calibration, repair or alteration relevant to all building systems and equipment is properly approved and documented.
  • Coordinate and communicate the work with all other departments.
  • Work with users, Building Services staff and vendors to provide building services & engineering expertise / evaluate effectiveness of systems to ensure the safe, efficient and reliable operation of Apotex facilities and for continuous improvements.
  • Source cost effective materials for building maintenance and repairs while providing contractors and suppliers with relevant data to ensure quotes are based on accurate and full information consistently.
  • Assist in budget preparations and planning for both operating and capital budgets as well as maintain budgetary control of departmental expenditures.
  • Review and analyze all utility consumption, trends and cost data.
  • Participate and lead performance conversations with employees to reinforce and encourage a high performance culture and safe working environment.
  • Utilize open, honest, two-way communication to build trust-based relationships with employees, business partners and direct leader while continuously improving leadership capabilities.
  • Create a culture which values trust and provides the opportunity for Employee development and growth in pursuit of our purpose and demonstrating our core Values – Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance and Passion.

Job Requirements

  • 3 years’ experience in the management of a large complex physical plant with a minimum up 3 years direct leadership experience.
  • Engineering Degree, Technologist Diploma (preferably Mechanical) or a Third-Class Stationary Engineering Certificate (minimum) or a combined combination of education and experience.
  • Post-graduate courses in building systems are desirable.
  • Solid knowledge of building mechanical/electrical systems as applied to large institutional buildings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the field of energy management.
  • Excellent diagnostic, troubleshooting and administrative skills.
  • Well versed with data analysis applications and ability to comprehend and apply environmental control principles to establish overall efficient operation of buildings.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Working knowledge of SAP considered an asset.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with demonstrated initiative, self-motivation, planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) with proven customer service focus.

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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