Education

Durban University of Technology

Jan 2021- Feb 2022 Post Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences- Quality

Courses:
BUSINESS RESEARCH PROPOSAL VIII
BUSINESS RESEARCH REPORT VIII
QUALITY TECHNIQUES VIII
APPLIED STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
CONTINUAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT VIII
QUALITY PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION VIII

Durban University of Technology

Jan 2020-Feb 2021 Advanced Diploma in Management Sciences

Courses:
ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
QUALITY AUDITING TECHNIQUES
STATISTICAL QUALITY TECHNIQUES

Durban University of Technology

Jan 2005-Jan 2010 National Diploma Biotechnology

Study of Microorganisms and their role in the natural ecosystem and manufacturing sectors

Cheryl Carter and Associates

June 2021-December 2021 Train the Trainer

Course workshop on how to be a facilitator and conduct training to peers using different modes of training material and methods
Outcome: Candidate will be deemed competent as a facilitator/trainer

Experience

National Bioproducts Institute

2015-2022 Production Microbiologist

Evaluation and interpretation of scientific data using statistical tools and providing stakeholder quarterly reports. Conducting quality risk assessments, root cause analysis with corrective and preventative actions for manufacturing processes. Participation in internal audits and conducting 3rd party quality management audits. Improve employee performance through regular GMP regulatory training. Supervise, train and monitoring external service providers to ensure business requirements are met. Ensure safety, quality and efficacy of final product are met according to quality and regulatory standards. Providing effective solutions in the organization and contribute to the establishment’s long-term success.

National Bioproducts Institute

2011–2014 Microbiologist

Responsible for conducting microbiological, biochemical and quality control assays on raw material, packing material, water, intermediate and final pharmaceutical products.
Maintain In-house bacterial strain cultures using cryopreservation techniques and trending of bacterial species within the manufacturing environment using in house identification kits.
Performing LAL Kinetic endotoxin assays and sterility test assays on human derived plasma products. Recording, analyze and interpretation of microbiological data and entry into LIMS.
Prepare microbiological media, reagents and conduct GPT.
Execution of Equipment Monitoring and Air Monitoring (both passive and active).
Prepare, write and review relevant SOPs, protocols and in house specifications in Microbiology laboratory
Execute Microbial Test Method Validation (both new and existing when required)
Monitor and maintain the calibration and qualification of laboratory equipment (six monthly/annually)
Training of peers and partaking in monthly meetings to improve overall test methods, discuss relevant and updated GLP and GMP regulations pertaining to the laboratory.
Maintaining all stock inventory level of laboratory.
Communicate and work with various departments regarding in-process samples testing timelines.
Provide daily and weekly updates on in-process and final product out of specifications
Trending of all microbiological data on a quarterly basis and presenting data during Quality reviews.
Creating SAP notifications and conducting relevant root cause analysis on out of specifications.
Assigning daily tasks to peers and maintaining overall morale of the team.