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.
Assist members of the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) team in functions related to areas of safety, health and environment. This work will involve interaction with a variety of personnel at each of the 3 pharmaceutical manufacturing sites.
A Day in the Life…
The opportunity to work with a team of Safety, Health and Environment professionals and get exposure to various areas within the department (eg. Environment, industrial hygiene, training, risk assessments, safe work procedures etc.) Each day is unique and never routine. There will be office work (administration), and project based work with some exposure to the production floor and/or lab environment. This role may require some travel between the 3 pharmaceutical sites (Etobicoke, Signet, Richmond Hill) within the GTA however, the main location will be at the Signet campus (any other travel requirements will be accommodated).
Assist the Environmental team in performing environmental management system duties, including specific, projects as assigned. (eg. Government submissions, risk assessments, waste audits).
Along with the Coordinator, Environment, assist with the creation of the chemical inventory in Excel which is the basis for Apotex’s environmental regulatory submissions (NPRI, Chemical Weapons, Chemtrac).
Assist in the planning and execution of employee engagement activities related to the environment (e.g. Earth Week, Bike to Work, People Power Challenge, Waste Reduction Week, Apo-Green newsletter).
Perform industrial hygiene assessments, sampling and independent report preparation under the guidance of the SHE Industrial Hygienist.
Develop/revise Safe Work Procedures to support corporate safety policies.
Assist the SHE site Associates in project design reviews, pre-start health and safety reviews, safety inspections/audits, incident/accident investigations, and the emergency response program.
Assist the Coordinator, SHE Hazard Information prepare MSDS and WHMIS related documentation.
Work on defined projects that support worker safety or environmental compliance.
Must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary Co-op education program (eg. Environmental Science, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health & Safety or Business etc.).
Prior experience in an industrial manufacturing environment would be an asset.
Basic Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act or Environmental regulations.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
This is a Winter- January, 2020 work term placement.
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.