This job is available only to the previously disadvantaged communities of South Africa.
Position Title: Preparation Assistant/Cleaner
Employment Equity: Preference will be given to EE applicants
Please take note:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deltamune may expire jobs at their own discretion.
Deltamune (Pty) Limited, an independent center of excellence, is a South African-based biotechnology company. Our focus is on veterinary health offering vaccines on a commercial scale. Deltamune’s veterinary vaccine range includes registered and autogenous vaccines for poultry, ruminants and other species. Deltamune invites all suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the following vacancy:
To provide your services for various cleaning, preparations, and sterilization of equipment and media required for the manufacturing of vaccines and related products within the product scope of business.
Responsible for the collecting, cleaning, and sterilization of laboratory equipment and utensils.
Ensure that all laboratory glassware and instruments are thoroughly cleaned (according to the sop’s) and effectively sterilized and identified.
Ensure that the requirements with regards to equipment and media preparation for the fermentation specialist and other technologists are always adhered to and within the required time frames.
Responsible for the operation and time management of the autoclaves within the production department and switching off the autoclaves when not in operation.
Ensure that all glass breakages are documented and communicated should any breakages occur.
Ensure that all antigen vessels are cleaned as per SOP and that small mobile vessel is sterilized as and when required.
Maintain production records as well as cleaning records and registers as work is done.
Handle hazardous material in a manner consistent with OHSA requirements and related training.
Perform multiple tasks with minimal direction at a good pace.
Able to work at a fast pace and able to work under pressure.
Measure and balance pH as required.
Ensure that products are made according to the production schedule and equipment is prepared based on the production schedule requirements.
Ensure that equipment and raw materials and consumables are ready for the needs of day-to-day operations.
Ensure own working area is always clean neat and tidy:
Maintain plant cleaning and hygiene management for your area to meet the required standard.
Cleaning of the various laboratories as directed by senior scientific staff and walk-in-antigen fridges/incubators etc.
Relevant experience will be an advantage
Knowledge / Experience:
Preference will be given to someone with 1- 2 years’ experience in a laboratory/ production environment
Applicant must be energetic and healthy
Skills / Attributes / Competencies:
Must give attention to detail and accuracy
Good verbal communication skills.
Must make provision for own transport.
Working cooperatively in a group situation.
Following oral and written instructions.
Must be able to read and write English well.
Alignment with Deltamune values and culture
Special working conditions:
Working conditions will include wearing protective clothing and in an environment where conditions may exceed normal room temperatures.
Able to work flexi-hours and overtime (including weekends and public holidays)
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