General Assistant Role at Aspen Holdings

General Assistant Role at Aspen Holdings

General Assistant Role at Aspen Holdings. Aspen Holdings is seeking qualified candidates for the role of General Assistant (Reference Number: GADec23) based in Port Elizabeth.

About Aspen Holdings

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited, headquartered in uMhlanga, South Africa, is a leading multinational pharmaceutical company.

Established in 1997, Aspen has grown into a global specialty and branded pharmaceutical company operating in 115+ countries, with a legacy spanning 170 years.

General Assistant Role at Aspen Holdings

Aspen focuses on manufacturing and marketing a diverse range of post-patent, branded medicines, and domestic brands across hospital and consumer markets, operating through various key business segments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, clean, and inspect work areas and equipment.
  • Handle and stage raw materials.
  • Sample work areas and equipment for contamination.
  • Sanitize drains and pipes to prevent contamination.
  • Perform related administrative tasks.
Operational Support
  • Execute production activities adhering to established policies, practices, quality, and safety standards.
  • Optimize work processes and identify procedural gaps.
  • Facilitate process implementation in the assigned work area.
Inspections & Verifications
  • Conduct visual inspections of production areas and equipment.
  • Perform pre-production checks as per SOP and product specifications.
  • Verify scale and measuring equipment performance.
Material Handling
  • Dispense, transfer, weigh, and collect raw materials for processing.
  • Ensure proper staging of raw materials for processing.
Production Preparation
  • Set up rooms and IBCs for production activities.
  • Prepare solutions as per SOP for production activities.
Routine Support Tasks
  • Clean work areas and equipment before and after material processing.
  • Perform routine equipment checks and sample collection.
  • Control contamination and assist in minimizing waste.
  • Provide necessary information for campaign preparation.
Reporting & Record Keeping
  • Complete batch record labels and OEE sheets.
  • Conduct half-hourly inspections of production areas.
  • Attend shift meetings and contribute to report completion.
  • Maintain and update records and systems as required.


  • National Certification (N3 Engineering) with 0-2 years’ related experience.
  • Manufacturing experience is preferred.


Specific Job Skills
  • Basic technical knowledge of pharmaceutical production processes, procedures, systems, and equipment.
  • Fundamental understanding of pharmaceutical standards and compliance requirements.
  • Finalizing outputs
  • Following procedures
  • Taking action
  • Information gathering

How to Apply

To apply, upload your motivation letter, CV, Matric Certificate, ID Copy, and academic transcripts online.

Aspen is committed to equal employment opportunity, and applicants from designated groups are encouraged to apply through a fair recruitment process complying with employment equity laws.

If you do not hear from the HR department within 30 days of this advert closing, consider your application unsuccessful.

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