Student-Engineer Process, Production Technical Richmond Hill at Apotex Inc.

Location: ontario, canada

Job Description

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

Assists engineers in the evaluation of manufacturing processes, layout and equipment modifications that would increase production efficiency or plant expansion. Follows all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Documents (SODs), Safe Work Practices (SWPs), company policies and industry regulations. Remains aligned to the Apotex business drivers and core competencies.

A Day in the Life…

  • Development and Execution of Study Protocols designed for process implementation or improvement
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Compliation and analysis of data to present improvement ideas
  • Participation in cross-functional teams including Quality and Engineering for project implementation

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.
  • Actively contributes in team meetings and other team related activities.
  • Correctly completes all documentation accurately and in a timely manner as per SODs
  • To work closely with the Area Engineers, Facility, Manufacturing Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Validation and consultants analysing production systems, layout and packaging processes in order to make continuous improvements focusing on Safety, Quality and Productivity.
  • Work with internal customers in the development, recommending and implementing continuous improvement projects
  • Liaison with internal customers, suppliers and contractors in the co-ordination of engineering project activities.
  • Work in a team approach environment to problem solving.
  • Assist the engineering group in evaluating production data using spreadsheets and databases, and performing quantitative/qualitative analysis.
  • Assist in the installation and commissioning of new process equipment.
  • Complete equipment installation and operational qualifications (IQ/OQ’s) for new and existing machinery/processes and maintenance/operational Standard Operational Procedures (SOP's) as required.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Mechanical or Chemical Engineering student in his/her third or fourth work term
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point are essential. MSAccess would also be beneficial.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic Healthcare regulatory requirements would be helpful

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.