Our client based in Pretoria West is looking for a Production Pharmacist


  • Matric Certificate
  • B. Pharm
  • Honours Degree – NQF 7
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience as a Production Pharmacist in the Pharmaceutical Industry


  • Pharmacy Act, Act 53 of 1974
  • SA Guide to GMP and PIC/s GMP Guide
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Documentation
  • Technical knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing principles
  • Compiling, reviewing and updating of SOP’s
  • Pharmacist with B Pharm
  • Problem solving skills
  • Experience in directing and supervising production personnel
  • Confidence
  • Independent
  • Mature personality
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to interact with people
  • Time management
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to multi-task, change priorities constantly as required in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven experience in training and development of staff to meet set goals


  • Compiling, reviewing and updating of SOP’s
  • Checking the availability of adequate stocks of all raw and packaging materials on a daily basis and reporting any problems at the production meeting and/or to the Production Manager
  • Execute the weekly and monthly production plans according to the schedule
  • Line opening in dispensing cubicle prior to dispensing a new batch of product
  • Checking the correctness of all raw material identifications as per Batch Manufacturing Record in dispensary prior to initiating raw material dispensing
  • Re-checking the identification of all raw materials and correctness of the weights / volumes of all dispensed raw materials
  • Assist in pilot scale trials of products under development
  • Monitoring the production plan and assisting Supervisors in achieving the plan
  • Ensuring that all production equipment is clean and maintained in good working order prior to commencing manufacturing
  • Assist in the manufacturing of pilot scale trials of products under development
  • Ensuring general cleanliness and hygienic conditions of the manufacturing areas and production personnel
  • Checking of all raw materials issued from dispensary to manufacturing to ensure correctness of identification, quantities and documentation
  • Supervising duties of subordinates, operators and rest of workers and ensuring discipline and good working culture among the staff
  • Checking and signing off the addition of all raw materials to the mix
  • Controlling production process and production facilities and ensuring that manufacturing activities are in compliance with the requirements of cGMP and all standard yields along production lines are maintained
  • Monitoring the production plan and assist the Packaging Supervisor in achieving the plan
  • Assisting with daily planning of packing lines
  • Ensuring that all lines are planned and staged prior to commencement of packaging operation
  • Controlling of all packing processes
  • Opening of all packing lines as per line opening procedure and ensuring pharmacist control as per SOP
  • Closing off packing lines as per SOP
  • Signing off all packing documentation and ensuring that it is correct and complete before submitting it to the Production Manager & QA Department
  • Ensuring that all manufacturing logs and registers are maintained
  • Ensuring that all manufacturing documentation is correct and complete
  • Controlling the Alcohol register and submitting the report timeously
  • Compiling monthly reports on activities of the department to be delivered to Production Manager by the end of each month
  • Completion of any other duties as assigned by management and approved by production manager from time to time

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