Refrigeration Facilities Operator

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City : Toronto

Category : Engineering and Maintenance

Industry : Pharmaceutical

Employer : Sanofi



Reference:                                R2496615

Location:                                 Sanofi Pasteur Limited / North York, Ontario

Reporting To:                          Building Maintenance Manager

Required Education:               College Diploma (Valid Ontario Refrigeration Certificate)

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. For over 100 years, we’ve provided life-saving vaccines for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

Sanofi Pasteur Limited, located in Toronto, is one of the company's four major R&D and manufacturing sites. We are home to Sanofi Pasteur's North American centre for Analytical and Bioprocess R&D. As well, we are the largest Canadian vaccine producer: each year, we manufacture 50 million doses of vaccine and distribute them to more than 90 countries around the world, helping to protect against 20 infectious diseases. This variety of activities offers employees diverse opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our company attracts some of the best minds in the business from across the globe. Our 1,300 employees give us their best and we offer the best in return.

Sanofi Pasteur Limited is looking for motivated and results driven individuals to join our Facilities Management team as a Refrigeration Facilities Operator. Key responsibilities will include the following: 

1. Position Summary:

Operate building systems, BAS and FMS to provide specified and reliable environmental conditions and utilities to (but not limited to) production, packaging, laboratory, warehouse and office areas. Document system conditions as assigned. Systems should be monitored and alarms/issues addressed where known.

  • Operate equipment on Building Automation Systems.
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment and systems.
  • Document and log equipment and system conditions.

2. Monitor FMS/BAS system for proper operation of equipment/systems. Respond or identify all GMP and business critical alarms within the required time frame. Provide support for trouble shooting issues, addressing related N/Cs and/or CAPA related documents.

  • Respond to alarms and carry out necessary repairs/troubleshooting to resolve alarm conditions. Coordinate with other trades, engineering and contractors if needed to resolve alarm issues.

3. Troubleshooting building systems and facilities, including but not limited to, Refrigeration Systems, HVAC, Clean utilities, mechanical, steam and plumbing in a professional and timely fashion and execute any required repairs and re-checks.

  • Coordinate and work with other trades, engineering, contractors and stores to ensure all the work is completed in a timely fashion.
  • Perform repairs where a specialized license is not required.

4. Execute or follow-up on preventative maintenance tasks as assigned.

  • Carry out preventative maintenance tasks and daily, weekly checks on the equipment using SAP work order system, where not restricted by regulatory licensing requirements.
  • Identify and request parts when required to perform the maintenance.

5. Determines impact of required work, communicates and co-ordinates major repairs with other trade staff/contractors and users to minimize service interruption. Coordinates the required scheduled and unscheduled shutdowns (facility and equipment related) and related work.

  • Coordinate major repairs/shutdown work with planning, customer, trades and contractors to minimize service interruption.

6. Any other duties and responsibilities as assigned

  • Other activities as requested which may include Continuous Improvement, projects and other initiatives or tasks.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 4 year College Diploma (Valid Ontario Refrigeration Certificate along with another Ontario or interprovincial ticket or certificate).
  • Minimum of three (3) years of previous relevant experience.
  • Strong mechanical skills and problem solving ability.  Experience in setting-up, operating, trouble-shooting machinery as per SOPs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and make quick decisions in accordance with SOPs and training.
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to enter data accurately and in a timely manner.

Hours of Work:

Wednesday to Sunday 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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