Laboratory Technical Services Supervisor
Apotex Inc.
Etobicoke, ON
23d 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.


    We’re looking for a strong leader to fill the role of Laboratory Technical Services Supervisor to join our team. The right candidate will be a part of the Laboratory Technical Services team a team consisted of strong and dedicated professionals who are passionate and driven to continuous improvement and success.

    Reporting to the Laboratory Technical Services Manager, the Laboratory Technical Services Supervisor will be responsible for the supervisor of the site operations and execution of assigned projects of the Calibration Chemists.

    The Laboratory Technical Services Supervisor will provide leadership, training, capital project management, Out-of-Specification investigation and Change Control to different stakeholders and employees.


  • Supervise the calibration and maintenance programs for all laboratory instrumentation and coordinate with the lab managers and supervisors for timely servicing of the lab instrumentation
  • Initiate and monitor change control for Lab Equipment, Master Data and Computerized systems using QMS Trackwise
  • Investigate Out-of-Specification calibration results of procedure deviations using QMS Trackwise including analysis and KPI monitoring
  • Ensure scheduled work for calibration and service of lab instrumentation are followed using SAP PM Module
  • Manage the inventory of calibration spare parts to meet overall demands for all the laboratories
  • Maintain training records and ensure all employees are properly qualified to execute their duties
  • Supervise, train and develop direct reports as well as delegating the training of newly recruited staff under their supervision.
  • Responsible for maintaining training records for the LTS Department.

  • Provide technical support and assist staff in the problem solving as related to their daily activities and perform training for lab instrument operators and group leaders as required.
  • Work with lab managers and Information Services department to install and qualify new Equipment and lab projects.
  • Perform calibrations and servicing of lab instrumentation according to current GMP and company SOPs as required.
  • Participate in the development of departmental strategy and assist with the implementation and maintenance of quality systems and procedures
  • Explore and propose opportunities for automation and other technology applications within the laboratories

  • University degree or College diploma in science or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience employed in an industrial laboratory based environment
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment as well as regulatory requirements for good documentation practices and cGMP would be a strong asset
  • Knowledge of MS Office and laboratory software packages is highly desired
  • 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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