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Job Title
Production Pharmacist - Formulation & Filling
Employment Type
Full Time
4 to 6 years
R600000 to R750000
Job Published
14 October 2022
Job Reference No.

Job Description


  • Completed B Pharm Degree.
  • Registered as a practising pharmacist with the SAPC.



  • Experience in a production/manufacturing department.
  • Prior learning experience to aseptic formulation and filling will be advantageous.



  • Enforce safety regulations.
  • Keep records of employees' attendance and hours worked.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Performance manage staff.
  • Establish and set KPIs and perform visual management of shift operations.
  • Identify and action any quality defects by using quality management systems and root cause problem solving.
  • Implementing continuous improvement actions to meet or exceed Company safety, quality, delivery, and cost objectives.
  • Manage expenditure on shift including staff costs such as transport and overtime as well as consumption of consumables.
  • Responsible for the timeous execution of all activities defined by the SA Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974 and its current amendments and the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, No 101 of 1965 and its current amendments.
  • Responsible for the timeous execution of all critical activities, predefined and agreed upon with the Responsible Pharmacist, Quality Assurance and Production departments.

This includes, but not limited to:

  • independently checking and signing each dispensed material and its mass or volume
  • checking and signing the addition of each material to the mix
  • checking and signing the identity of the bulk product and printed packaging material
  • checking and signing that each packaging line or station is clear of previous product, packaging components records, or materials not required for the planned packaging operations, and that equipment is clean and suitable for use before any packaging is undertaken
  • other critical activities or stages as defined within each department as agreed upon the Responsible Pharmacist and relevant Quality Assurance and Department Manager.
  • the compounding, manipulation, preparation or packaging of any medicine or scheduled substance or the supervision thereof.
  • the manufacturing of any medicine or scheduled substance or the supervision thereof.
  • the purchasing, acquiring, importing, keeping, possessing, using, releasing, storage, packaging, repackaging, supplying, or selling of any medicine or scheduled substance or the supervision thereof.
  • Responsible for the management of pharmaceutical staff if applicable (basic and post basic pharmacists assistants and pharmacist technicians