Production Supervisor at Biovac Institute

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22 Jun, 2016

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Administrative Jobs in South Africa

Biovac is a proudly South African company established in 2003 as a Public Private Partnership to revive strategically-significant vaccine development and manufacturing capability in South Africa.  The on-going shortage of vaccine and biological manufacturing capability on the continent drives our determination and vision to become a centre of excellence firmly rooted in Africa.

The Key Performance Areas for this position include:

·       To ensure that the shared services goals within the Production department are achieved at the required quality levels With regards to facility cleaning and upkeep.

·       Ensure undisrupted, punctual and safe operation of staff involved in the specialized cleaning of the graded area to ensure that areas are ready for manufacturing activities.

·       Achieving / maintaining of the facilities and processes in full compliance with the current regulations and guidelines – both local and international.

·       Participation in quality audits.  .

·       Ensures compliance in accordance with Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965, Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974, and the organizations policies, procedures and other applicable laws

Duties and responsibilities  

  • Responsible for maintaining production operations to cGMP standards to ensure quality, safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Enforce and instil cGMP of the production area whereby the area is kept neat and clean at all times and risk for failure is reduced.
  • Ensure that all actions related to facility cleaning are executed according to the relevant procedure and in accordance with cGMP.
  • Ensure that all documentation related to the cleaning activities and facility is completed within the expected time frame.
  • Responsible for the planning and execution of shift timetable and staffing requirements for the specialized cleaning team.
  • Motivate staff to complete tasks within the predetermined time frame.
  • Responsible for playing a leadership role during the production shift.
  • Responsible for managing strict stock keeping and ordering with regards to cleaning supplies.
  • Continuous inspection of the production area to ensure that it is used according to cGMP standards.
  • Planning and execution of cleaning activities within the production area within the expected time frame.
  • Monitor the status of plant/equipment calibration and qualification on a regular basis.
  • Writing and updating of standard operating procedures.
  • Liaison with other departments on technical issues where applicable.

Experience & industry knowledge

·       Diploma in Biotechnology/ Sciences or equivalent

·       2 years’ experience in e.g. vaccine / biotech / pharmaceutical industry or equivalent.

·       2 years Supervisory experience in cGMP vaccine manufacturing / quality control or similar position

·       Quality and regulatory compliance knowledge, i.e. MCC and WHO would be an advantage.

·       Experience quality and regulatory compliance knowledge, i.e. MCC and WHO would be advantageous.

Other requirements

·       Possible Shift working

·       Own reliable transport would be an advantage.

All positions will be filled in accordance with our Employment Equity policy as The Biovac Institute is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress.

How to apply

Interested persons to kindly submit their CV’s to [email protected] by 31 July 2016


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