General Assistant (Port Elizabeth)

General Assistant (Port Elizabeth)

Posted Date: 2024/03/18
Reference Number: SVPNovoGAMar24


Prepare, clean, and inspect work areas and equipment.
Handle and stage raw materials.
Sample work area(s) and equipment for contamination.
Sanitize drains and pipes to avoid contamination.
Related administrative tasks

Operational Support

Execute production activities within established policies, practices and guidelines, as well as established quality and safety standards
Optimise own work processes
Identify gaps in current policies and procedures
Facilitate implementation of processes in own area of work

Inspections & Verifications

Perform visual inspections of production area(s) and equipment
Perform pre-production checks such as environmental checks, scale checks, and equipment pre-checks as per BMR, SOP and product specifications
Verify scale and measuring equipment performance

Material Handling

Dispense, transfer, weigh and collect raw materials for processing
Ensure raw materials are staged for processing, in line with requirements
Production Preparation

Set up the room and IBCs for production activities
Prepare solutions for production activities as per SOP

Routine Support Tasks

Clean work area(s) and equipment before and after processing of materials as per SOP and cleaning checklist
Perform routine equipment checks and transfer of equipment
Collect samples of production area and equipment for testing
Control contamination in area by flushing drains and pipes
Assist with sorting of defected products and discard/ minimise waste
Provide information to assist with campaign preparation
Identify and report on operational problems out of specification

Reporting & Record Keeping

Complete batch record labels
Complete Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) sheets
Perform half-hourly inspections of production area(s)
Attend shift meetings
Provide information for completion of reports
Complete and consolidate standard documents
Maintain and update records and systems as required


Grade 12 or Matric Equivalent Certificates (NQF Level 4) with 0-2 years’ related experience
Manufacturing experience

Specific job skills

Basic technical knowledge of Pharmaceutical production processes, procedures, systems and equipment.
Basic understanding of Pharmaceutical standards and compliance requirements


Finalising outputs
Following procedures
Taking action
Information gathering

Aspen fully subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity and will make decisions in line with this ethos.

Closing date: 25 March 2024.

Work Level
Job Type
Market Related
EE Position
Port Elizabeth

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