Reliability Project Leader
Apotex Inc.
Etobicoke, ON, CA
1d ago

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.


    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 other 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.

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