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Fun, kind, passionate and energetic Food Scientist teaching English on-line (TEFL Teacher)

Methodology

My teaching method is teaching my students by using fun and games! I love asking questions and also answering questions. I am very patient and I make use of the drilling technique. I like to use a lot of TPR.

Background

I am a Food Scientist, working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. I have a degree in Food Science and I also have a TEFL certificate. I am a kind, fun and energetic person looking forward to meeting all my new students!

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Rate for online lessons : R250/h
Lessons offered by Wilma
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
Levels
  • All Levels

Wilma's CV

PERSONAL DETAILS
ID number: 78(concealed information)2
Nationality: South African
Language: English/Afrikaans
Driver’s License: Code 08 – Own Car
E-mail: (concealed information)
Contact number: (concealed information)
Married: Yes
Health: Good
Availability: 30 days



EDUCATION
1992 – 1996 - Stellenberg High School
1997 – 2000 - Cape Peninsula University of Technology
• National Diploma Food Technology. Food Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Process Engineering, Production and Operations Management.

2003 - Cape Peninsula University of Technology
• Bachalaureus Technologiae: Food Technology, Food Microbiology, Quality Assurance, Food Product Development, Food Production, Food Technology, Food Components and Research Project (The production of Fumonisin by Fusarium verticilioides in culture).


DEVELOPED ABILITIES AND SKILLS
• Excellent management, interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work on own initiative
• An active team player
















WORK EXPERIENCE
April 2019 – Current
QA Food Technologist – Consulting
- Assisting Food and Pharmaceutical Companies with Food Safety and Quality System implementation, product labelling, raw material approval, halaal approvals and standard operating procedures.

October 2017 – March 2019
Quality Assurance Officer – Pharmaceutical Contractors (Pty) Ltd
• Master Documentation Evaluation and Compilation.
• Quality system implementation and monitoring - making sure that manufacturing or production processes meet international and national standards.
• Writing and checking of product Labels, Cartons, Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) and Package Inserts (PIs).
• Quality Management System Support from Raw Material sourcing to the Final Product to Market, including active substance compliance screening and Facility Desktop Audits.
• CTD compilation assistance.

Reason for leaving: Cape Town Office closed and all staff retrenched

May 2017 – September 2017
Quality Assurance Manager – Parceval (Pty) Ltd
• Responsible for the development and improvement of methods and Quality Standards/systems, processing, production, quality control and distribution.
• Responsible for overall Quality Assurance for the factory from raw material receipt to warehousing and dispatch.
• Responsible for the positive release of finished goods.
• Internal audits
• Staff training on GMP Practices and compliance.
• Coordinating product recall process as well as corrective action, deviations, CAPA system and customer complaints.
• Implementing and updating specifications for all raw materials, packaging materials and finished products.
• Master Documentation Evaluation and Compilation.
• Quality system implementation and monitoring - making sure that manufacturing or production processes meet international and national standards.

Reason for leaving: Was approached by Pharmaceutical Contractors and accepted as all staff at that stage had to take pay-cuts.

December 2015 – April 2017
MEDICAL PRODUCTS SOLUTIONS (MPS)
Regulatory Specialist
• Compilation service for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
• Site Master File Preparation.
• Food Product Stability testing matrix
• Writing and checking of Product Labels, Cartons, Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) and Package Inserts (PIs).
• Quality Management System Support from Raw Material sourcing to the Final Product to Market, including active substance compliance screening and Facility Desktop Audits.
• Establishing company quality procedures, standards and specifications.
• Master Documentation Evaluation and Compilation.
• Food Regulatory Compliance.
• Halaal and Kosher applications.
• Evaluates food labelling for compliance with legislation.
• Foods Quality System Management & Improvement – Covering the requirements for managing the HACCP system, including requirements for prerequisite programs.
• CTD Compilation.
• Quality system implementation and monitoring - making sure that manufacturing or production processes meet international and national standards.

Reason for leaving: This consulting firm consisted of the Responsible Pharmacist and myself. He then immigrated to the UK.

July 2011 – November 2015 ASCENDIS HEALTH (Solal Technologies)
Regulatory & Quality Assurance Food Technologist
• Monitor legislative trends in South Africa and International markets to identify and/or anticipate potential product problems and advise on an “early warning” basis for Health Supplements, Complementary medicines as well as Cosmetics.
• Maintaining cordial relations with Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, NRCS, CTFA, MCC and TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia).
• Guide the legal aspects of advertising material (of foodstuffs, cosmetics and registered products) and authorize labels.
• Create and approve master manufacturing and packaging documents for all foodstuffs, cosmetics and medicines in line with approved lodged medicine registration dossiers and relevant food legislation / cosmetic requirements.
• Performing raw material audits / active substance compliance as well as manufacturing facility Desktop Audits and responsible for final decision making with regards to approved suppliers and vendors across all products and brands.
• Create and approve raw material specifications, final product specifications, master formulas as well as packaging specifications and also ensuring all product specifications and processes are implemented correctly and efficiently.
• Part of New Product Development Team.
• Develop systems to meet current industry standards, site Quality and external Regulatory requirements.
• Management of the Halaal and Kosher application and certification process.
• Feedback on all technical customer queries.
• Ensuring that trends and deviations in systems, operation and process controls are reviewed regularly and reported to management as required.

Reason for leaving: The Coastal Offices were retrenched and decided not to move to Gauteng.

September 2007 – June 2011 Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd
Regulatory Affairs Manager
• Compile and ensure that MBR 1 / MRF documents for registered and complementary medicines are updated and submitted with respect to specifications and analytical control procedures on starting materials (in compliance with the latest official monographs), finished product and packaging materials; manufacturing and packaging procedures; stability data and validation data.
• Monitor legislative trends and ensure all products and processes are compliant.
• Maintaining cordial relations with Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, NRCS, CTFA, MCC and TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia).
• Provide supportive data and knowledge on registration / food, cosmetic and medicine legislative requirements (permissible new product formulations, new raw materials dosages and label claims, general testing requirements, processing etc).
• Guide the legal aspects of advertising material (of foodstuffs, cosmetics and registered products) and authorize labels.
• Provide information of a medical / pharmacological / cosmetic / food related nature in response to queries from consumers, marketing, innovation and sales personnel.
• Collate MCC and TGA legislation, circulars and guidelines and, in conjunction with the Responsible Pharmacist and Quality Manager, prepare appropriate comments on same, taking into account the potential impact on the company situation / interests.
• Oversee the authorization of export and third party documents prepared by the RA Pharmacist and the authorization of foodstuff and cosmetic documents by the Food Technologist.
• Review any deviations (where authorization is required) from standard procedures, as reflected in master production documents, and authorize necessary action to be taken to ensure that the safety, efficacy and quality of the product is not compromised.
• Review and authorize QC specifications and methods for raw materials and registered / listed medicines and Foodstuffs.
• Compile and oversee the generation and maintenance of SOP’s relevant to regulatory affairs.
• HACCP Team Member – Involved with BRC, ISO 22 000 and HACCP Implementation and Certification.

Reason for leaving: Was approached by Solal Technologies.

September 2005– August 2007 Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd
Food Technologist – Regulatory Affairs
• Ensuring conformance with the applicable legislation for foodstuffs and cosmetics according to Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972, Agricultural Standards Act 119 0f 1990, CTFA compendium and Trade and Metrology Act.
• Monitoring legislative trends for foodstuffs and cosmetics to identify and / or anticipate potential product problems and advise on early warning basis.
• Guide and ensure legal compliance of packaging artwork for all Vital Health Foods brands.
• Conducting internal audits.
• Develop a thorough and ongoing knowledge of customer product specifications.
• Advise on regulatory aspects of production modification, amendments or manufacturing process changes relating to foodstuffs.
• Provide supportive data and knowledge on foodstuff legislation (permissible new product formulations, dosages and label claims) as well as testing requirements.
• Assist Senior Regulatory Affairs Pharmacist with preparation and submission of applications for registration of new medicines / amendments to existing product dossiers to the Department of Health (MCC).
• Signing off of master documents - ensuring compliance to the dossier and relevant MCC guidelines and regulations (master label specifications & raw material specifications).

Reason for leaving: Was promoted.
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February 2004 – August 2005 Dining In (Denny Mushrooms)
Quality Assurance Manager
• Responsible for the development and improvement of methods and Quality Standards/systems for Food processing, production, quality control and distribution.
• Supervise two Quality Controllers in the Laboratory – responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these people.
• Responsibilities also include interviewing, hiring and training of employees; planning, assigning and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• Responsible for overall Quality Control for the factory from raw material receipt to warehousing and dispatch.
• Responsible for the handover of trials to the factory and ensuring those procedures/specifications are followed.
• Implementation and maintenance of Quality standards and quality management plans (HACCP and GMP).
• Controlling the positive release of finished goods based on taste testing and finished goods specifications.
• Providing quality input to ensure viable products with functional criteria are approved for customers.
• Implementing processing (retorting) specifications; ensuring that all products are safe for Human consumption.
• Ensure that all equipment is calibrated and accurate at all times.
• Internal audits
• Coordinating product recall process as well as corrective action and customer complaints processes.
• Assisting in new processes for product development.
• Responsible for final approval of all artwork and packaging materials.
• Time management and ensuring production plan/timetables are adhered to.
• Testing and controlling raw materials, packaging and finished products.
• Providing and coordinating quality systems training across the facility, and quality control based skills training in the business as a whole, including manufacturing.

Product Range
• Cook – in Sauces (DOY Pouches), Traditional Sauces (Glass bottles), Pour Over Sauces (Pouch) as well as entire Long life Soup Range (1M cans) for Woolworths.
• Salad Dressings (plastic bottles) for Spar as well as Pour Over Sauces (Pouches).
• Range of Cook-in Sauces for the Export Market (DOY Pouch).
• Entire range of Cook-in Sauces for Denny (DOY Pouches) as well as their canned soups.

Reason for leaving – Career opportunity.
June 1999 – July 2000 Stellenbosch Vineyards

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