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Success is yours for the taking! Molenaar is a leading international supplier of machinery and services to the food and beverage industries. We pride ourselves on delivering the latest professionally integrated technology – backed by friendly, full-service support.

We believe that our success can be attributed to the collaborative efforts of a culturally diverse group of people working across the globe. Our manufacturing site, based in Paarl, South Africa, employs professionals and technicians in the areas of:

  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Machining
  • Assembly
  • Production control
  • Accounting
  • Finance

As an experienced professional or a well-qualified graduate, Molenaar’s extensive experience, forward-thinking approach to innovation, and worldwide presence, offers a rich and rewarding career path.

Success driven growth has created the following vacancies in:

Paarl (Western Cape):

PROJECTS CONTRACTS OFFICE: Technical Administrator

We have an open administrative position in our Engineering Projects Office

The successful candidate must have:

  • Grade 12 minimum qualification and preferably a relevant tertiary qualification
  • Prior work experience in an engineering/manufacturing environment would be an advantage.
  • Must have the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills , English and Afrikaans.
  • Highly organised and flexible.
  • Good computer skills; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask.
  • Strong admin skills.
  • Time-management skills, and the ability to work well in high-pressure environments.


  • Compile Owners Manuals for all projects
  • Check whether all projects’ invoices have been paid and follow up with clients if required
  • Open customer orders
  • Open engineering files for the projects
  • Create Installation files
  • Generate safety files
  • Compile Department Services Report & Engineer Lines report
  • General project management admin assistance to project team
  • Priority meeting preparation – Excel Documentation with feedback from all departments
  • Generate weekly spares shelf BOMS
  • Populate machine shop report for priority planning
  • Capture daily BOM issue data on Open Works order report.
  • Generate job cards for Assembly Shelves
  • Handle general queries regarding lead times of priorities (From all departments)
  • Prepare new weekly priority bays for the weekly change over in the workshop
  • Compile project invoice summaries to track invoicing
  • Manage milestone terms with agency equipment
  • Arrange for samples to be obtained from clients and suppliers
  • Coordinate shipping arrangements
  • Update Project status report
  • Correspond via email and telephonically with clients and suppliers

Interested candidates should send their CV’s and copies of qualifications, to the Human Resources Division

(indicate position applying for):

Foot note

Molenaar reserves the right to not fill this post at this time.

If you have not been contacted within 21 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful

PLASTICS DIVISION: Engineering Support Manager

Established in 1949, Molenaar continues to be a leading manufacturer and supplier of FOOD PROCESSING machinery, worldwide. It is a diversified industrial services and manufacturing company, comprising of various operating divisions primarily in the food and beverage sector.

We are looking to hire an energetic & dynamic person with some management experience who has strong interpersonal skills as the operations manager for our plastic’s business.  There is opportunity for the person to grow into a position that will eventually oversee our technicians based around the globe as well as the support services based at head office in Paarl.

Molenaar develops specialised equipment that fills, seals & packs plastic cups / tubs, that is leased to customers globally.  It is the job of the operations manager to ensure our lease obligations are met. This is achieved by ensuring the on-site technicians are properly supported and performing their maintenance, support and reporting duties.  This requires maintaining good relationships with customers and understanding their production requirements to ensure that the resources are managed appropriately.

The majority of the customers and staff are overseas based, namely, North & Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia & Southern Africa.

In addition to the on-site technical staff, the operations manager must also manage a team of support staff based at head office in Paarl.  The support services in Paarl ensure all spare parts are manufactured & shipped to our on-site staff on time, as well as perform any laboratory testing of new packaging materials prior to on-site production.

The operations manager must work closely with the engineering department and manage design improvement changes and the implementation thereof on the sites.

The successful candidate will first undergo a training & transition period of approximately 2-3 years.  During this time, the responsibilities of the position will gradually grow to higher levels & more regions added to his / her portfolio.

During the training & transition-in period, the candidate will:

  • Learn the technical details of the equipment to a fine level of detail necessary to support the technical staff. This includes all mechanical, electrical & control systems of the equipment and  this will require substantial travel locally and internationally initially.
  • Learn all processes required of the support staff at head office, which includes the manufacturing and shipping processes as well as laboratory testing processes.
  • Travel to all various sites and develop relationships with our on-site technical staff as well as the customers’ staff.
  • Understand all operations requirements and tools necessary to take over the management of the support staff in the different local and international regions.

An overview of the role and key job requirements:

  • A BEng or BSC Engineering Degree, preferably in Mechatronics, Mechanical & Electrical knowledge is required.
  • +-5 years management / leadership experience
  • A high level of spoken and written English is essential.
  • A good understanding of both machine mechanics & electronic control systems
  • Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to motivate, lead and grow his/her team, with 80% of the staff not based in the same country, this is of the utmost importance
  • Ensuring all lease equipment is correctly maintained by constantly managing on-site resources and support staff
  • Ensure all lease equipment is calibrated and audited annually.
  • Customer facing personality with the ability to maintain good customer relations
  • This is a Paarl based position, with approximately 30% of the operations manager’s time spent visiting customers and personnel locally & abroad. Candidates must be willing to travel.
  • The operations manager is responsible for managing the budget for the technical support of all lease lines within their portfolio.


Interested candidates should send their CV’s and copies of qualifications, to the Human Resources Division

(indicate position applying for):

Foot note

Molenaar reserves the right to not fill this post at this time.

If you have not been contacted within 21 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful

Bellville (Western Cape):

No Vacancies

No Vacancies


VIDEOJET DURBAN: Product Specialist/Sales Representative

The successful candidates will be responsible for selling
production line equipment such as industrial continuous ink jet
printers for batch & date coding onto FMCG goods, label
applicators in an industrial application etc. We are looking for
enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals with a proven track record
in sales.
– The person should have a strong sales background
especially in cold calling and canvassing.
– Minimum 5 years successful field sales experience to
– Technical knowledge required, but only to a level of
understanding technology in machinery very similar to
printers, copiers, conveyors etc.
– Some existing and referred customers will be passed onto
this person, but main responsibility will be cold calling,
bringing in new clients, and growing the area allocated to
– Must be willing to travel for work
– Must have valid driver’s license
– Work environment will be mainly manufacturing plants,
factories, packaging plants etc.
– Minimum grade 12 School qualification, computer literacy
and strong administrative skills are required

Interested candidates should send their CV’s for the attention of
Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to:

Molenaar reserves the right to not fill this post at this time.
If you have not been contacted within 21 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful


VIDEOJET: Sales Internship/Apprenticeship

We are introducing a 2 to 3 year sales internship/apprenticeship program for the training of sales representatives. This is an exciting opportunity for young people with a natural talent and interest in sales to undergo on-the-job training in all aspects of the Videojet business. The successful candidates will ultimately be integrated into the sales division in whichever role best suits his/her skill set.

The sales division is responsible for the sale of inkjet coders and related technologies for batch & date coding onto FMCG goods. We have two positions, initially, the successful candidates will be based in our Johannesburg branch, but after completion of the internship program may be placed at any of our Videojet branches in South Africa.

We are looking for candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in sales, who are driven, self-motivated, energetic, and willing to learn. They must have:

  • Minimum qualification: Matric
  • While not a requirement a marketing or similar qualification would be an advantage
  • Minimum 2 Years post-school work experience
  • A candidate who is currently busy with part-time studies in sales, marketing, or business management, could be an advantage
  • A proven interest in and aptitude for sales
  • A professional manner, well presented, with excellent communication skills and confident to engage with people
  • Fluent in both English and Afrikaans (both written and spoken)
  • Strong computer skills – proficient in Excel & Word
  • Driver’s license
  • Able to travel
  • Willing to relocate to wherever a suitable position within Videojet is available

Interested candidates should send a COVER LETTER motivating how they meet the above criteria + CV + highest qualification for the attention of Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: 

HGM reserves the right to not fill these posts at this time. If you have not been contacted within 21 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful.