Building Systems Technician Job in Richmond Hill for Apotex |

Building Systems Technician

July 22 2021
Categories Building services, HVAC, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Richmond Hill, ON

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:


We’re looking for strong, dynamic and creative Building Systems Technician to join our team. The right candidate will be a part of the Building Systems team — a team consisting of various mechanical and electrical professionals who are passionate and driven to continuous improvement. Reporting to the Building Services Supervisor, the Building Systems Technician is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of building systems equipment and facilities, including HVAC, boilers, chillers, dust collectors, air compressors and purified water systems.

**Please note, this is a continental shift**


  • Operate building systems, document system conditions and report abnormal conditions to Building Systems Manager.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, calibrate, alter or modify and make installations to the building systems and facilities.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of systems and make continuous improvements.
  • Work from blueprints, drawings, layouts or other specifications; locate and diagnose trouble in the building systems or equipment.


  • Trade certification in appropriate field (licensed millwright, HVAC technician, refrigeration mechanic, electrician etc.) required.
  • Minimum of 3 years proven hands on experience in operating, maintaining, repair and troubleshooting of complex systems such as: HVAC, boilers, chillers, dust collectors, air compressors and purified water systems in an industrial environment.
  • Solid knowledge of mechanical or electrical systems as applied to large institutional buildings and equipment.
  • Excellent diagnostic, troubleshooting and administrative skills. Well versed with data analysis applications and strong proficiency with Excel and Word.
  • Able to read and interpret architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Experience in the use of a computerized Building Management System to operate building equipment is an asset.
  • 4th Class Certificate with relevant steam experience preferred.

COVID-19 Update

We have adapted our recruitment strategy to ensure our staff and applicants are safe by conducting our interviews and onboarding online.

Other measures Apotex has put into place include (but are not limited to):

  • staggering employee shifts to reduce the size of work groups
  • modifying our cafeteria space to enhance social distancing, the implementation of additional cleaning and sanitization routines
  • robust self-assessment and screening tools
  • non-surgical masks for employees working in GMP areas
  • travel restrictions
  • work-from-home policy for all employees who can perform their roles remotely
  • strict visitor screening protocol

It is important to note that while these are our protocols at this time, they are subject to change based on guidelines and regulations put in place by local and global government agencies.

For up-to-date information about Apotex’s ongoing efforts in response to COVID-19, visit: or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

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.

Apply now!