Maintenance Technician - Eurofins CDMO Alphora Inc.

  • Oakville, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 58,000 staff across a network of more than 1000 independent companies in over 54 countries and operating more than 900 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 6.7 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.


Eurofins CDMO Alphora Inc. provides a fully integrated suite of services to support drug substance and drug product development from the IND enabling development stage, through to phase II & III supply, and commercial validation and manufacturing for niche APIs.  In addition to a continuing flow of interesting and challenging projects for global pharmaceutical and biotech companies, Eurofins CDMO Alphora Inc. is committed to growing its state-of-the-art organization, with continued investments in its people, modern facilities, equipment, and instrumentation.

Job Description


The Maintenance Technician is accountable to the Team Leader, Maintenance to perform duties whose functions include mechanical and electrical installation, modification, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of site equipment, utilities, systems and/or facilities in accordance with established SOPs, GMP guidelines and EH&S policies.


·                 Follow Environmental, Health and Safety rules/regulations and report any workplace injuries or accidents immediately. 

·                 Adhere to the policies and guidelines set out in the Alphora Employee Handbook.

·                 Responsible for compliance with GMP guidelines and ensuring that all GMPs and SOPs are followed.

·                 Work harmoniously with all fellow employees.

·                 Travel between operating facilities.

·                 Perform other related duties as required.

·                 Perform maintenance procedures according to the established SOP and PM schedule, coordinating parts and service, as required.

·                 Coordinate routine maintenance with Operations to ensure that, whenever possible, maintenance work scheduling does not disrupt production scheduling needs.

·                 Build & grow existing preventative maintenance program while maintaining a proactive approach to Plant and Equipment maintenance & repair.

·                 Anticipate on-going maintenance needs of equipment and surroundings, focusing on safety.

·                 Identify, recommend and implement improvements to line procedures, equipment, utilities, systems and/or facilities to enhance the productivity, quality or safety of products, processes and/or procedures.

·                 Perform operational checks on equipment and systems. Detect and investigate variance in performance of equipment, utilities, systems and/ or facilities to ensure proper or enhanced functioning.

·                 Resolve equipment failure.  Isolate issues, conduct repair or source external resource to conduct repair.

·                 Complete required compliance documentation, log books, timesheets, etc. when executing duties.

·                 Maintain an assortment of common spare parts.

·                 Coordinate, recommend and/or initiate purchase orders for parts, equipment or spare parts inventory according to Company's purchasing guidelines.

·                 Complete and maintain current training and awareness of related legislated codes, EH&S procedures, SOPs and GMP requirements. Complete ongoing training to maintain certification and respond to technology change at the Site, as well as improving knowledge of facilities, systems and equipment.

·                 Ensure that maintenance or repair of Production Equipment, Site Facilities, Systems and Utilities are carried out in a timely manner.

Respond to "off hours" emergencies, as required and provide essential services coverage during site shutdowns.


·        Education: College 2 year diploma in engineering or related field

·        Experience: Entry level applicants are encouraged to apply

·        Must be a team player

·        Strong oral/written communication skill

Additional Information

Eurofins supports equal opportunities for inclusion and invites all qualified applicants to apply; if accommodations are required in the application or interview process, please contact us via Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Accommodation: Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may e-mail a request via the website at  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted - no phone calls or emails please. 

Selected candidates can expect to be contacted in 3-6 weeks.


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