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    Success is yours for the taking! H.G. 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, H.G. 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:

    Production Planner

    We are looking for a responsible and organised person to fill the role of Production Planner. This person will report directly to the operations manager.

    The applicant must have:

    • Minimum qualification – Grade 12 – IT and EGD as matric subjects
    • A relevant tertiary qualification would be an advantage – IT related qualification
    • Speedy and accurate capturing skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Excellent planning and organising skills.
    • Proficient in MS Office ( Word and Excel)
    • Must have previous experience with a MRP systems.
    • Experience in QMuzik will be an advantage
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Be able to read technical drawings
    • Must be able to work under pressure and overtime when necessary.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for amongst others:

    • Capture engineering drawing data in Qmuzik from bills of materials that are issued from the engineering team.
    • Verify missing data and errors observed during data entry and discuss with the engineering team to correct these errors.
    • Manage PDF and DXF vault system with the latest engineering data.
    • Print and distribute engineering drawings to production
    • Manage engineering drawing updates and ensure production is working from the latest drawings.
    • Work closely with the engineers to ensure the updated data is entered into the system correctly.
    • Maintain and manage stock orders on the MRP system to ensure the stock levels are correct.
    • Support production and the engineering team with any drawing data queries.

    Interested candidates should send their CV’s + a copy of their qualifications for attention: Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

    Experienced Mechanical Engineer

    Based in Paarl, Western Cape, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced mechanical engineer in our Steam and Pressure Division

    Minimum qualifications:

    • University Degree in Mechanical Engineering: BEng or BSc
    • CAD design experience. (Creo, Inventor, Solidworks, similar)
    • 7+ years’ work experience, preferably in a processing environment
    • Experience managing a small team
    • Experience in the manufacturing environment will be an advantage

    KEY RESPONSIBILTIES WOULD INCLUDED:

    • Leading and mentoring a small team of Jnr engineers
    • Design of thermal processing equipment and pressure vessels
    • Calculations on flow and heat transfer
    • Fluid mechanics – Pump sizing, flow distribution etc.
    • Processing diagrams (P& ID) – Valves, instrumentation, and controls
    • Producing accurate drawings for machining and manufacturing of components
    • Consult and liaise with engineering team, production, sales, customers and suppliers
    • Conducting concepts and design reviews

    SKILL-SET REQUIREMENTS:

    • Experience in 3D design package; CREO experience will be an advantage
    • All tasks related to managing a small team junior engineers in the Steam & Pressure Division
    • Scheduling work in consultation with the division manager
    • Promoting communication within your team
    • Leading, mentoring & training personnel reporting to you
    • General support & problem solving
    • Reporting to management
    • Problem solving skills and good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to function under pressure
    • Excellent technical design and calculation abilities
    • Strong mechanical ability and understanding of machine designs.
    • Strong communication skills in English and Afrikaans, written and verbal
    • Must be hard working, diligent and be able to meet deadlines
    • Must be willing to travel extensively for work both locally and internationally

    Interested candidates should send their CV’s + a copy of their qualifications with transcript of results, for attention: Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

    Mechanical Machine Design Draughts Person

    We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced mechanical design draughts person.

    The successful candidate must have:

    • Grade 12 + a tertiary qualification such as a National Higher Diploma or B Tech or draughting qualification or equivalent.
    • 5 Years experience in mechanical machine design/draughting
    • Extensive experience on 3D CAD packages such as Creo or Pro-Engineer
    • Knowledge of manufacturing practices
    • Demonstrated ability to produce accurate, high quality & quantity drawings
    • Skilled in producing complete manufacturing drawings, including detailing, assemblies and BOM
    • Strong mechanical insights
    • Competent to do calculations
    • Engineering knowledge of the food & beverage industry would be an advantage

    Interested candidates should send their CV’s + a copy of their qualifications with transcript of results, for attention: Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

    VIDEOJET: Financial Administrative Assistant

    We are looking for a responsible, energetic person to fill the role of Financial Administrative Assistant in the finance division of Videojet, our ink jet coding business. This person will report directly to the financial manager & customer service manager, must be highly efficient, pay attention to detail, be accurate and able to fit into an existing team and grow with the business.

    The applicant must have:

    • Minimum qualification – Grade 12 with accountancy and mathematics
    • A relevant tertiary qualification would be an advantage
    • 5 years experience in cash book, debtors, stores & general finance
    • Experienced in working with foreign currencies
    • Experienced in using accounting packages, ERP system (QMuzik) & Excel
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work accurately, prioritise and pay attention to detail to manage this diverse role efficiently

    The successful candidate will be responsible for amongst others:

    • Cashbook transactions
    • Debtors control – follow up on outstanding invoices, sending invoices & statement, updating customer details etc.
    • Manage inventory & assist with stock takes & variance analysis
    • Fleet card & credit card administration
    • Balance sheet recons for foreign subsidiaries
    • Basic finance & admin duties
    • VMB (Figures for weekly meeting)
    • Vendor forms and supplier agreements
    • Adhoc duties

    Interested candidates should send their CV’s + a copy of their qualifications with transcript of results, for attention: Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

    General Manager: Sinclair & Brown Division

    Established in 1949, HG Molenaar 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 a commercially strong and experienced general manager to oversee our Sinclair and Brown division.

    Sinclair is a UK-based company, whose business is focused on supplying labels and label applicators to fresh produce packhouses globally. Brown International, a company based in Florida USA, is a leading supplier of oil and juice extraction equipment to industrial citrus processing plants.

    HG Molenaar has represented Sinclair in South Africa for over 25 years and became the agent for Brown’s South Africa business in 2007. HG Molenaar has a well-established sales and service network that supports the operations of these two businesses, enabling us to serve our Sinclair and Brown customers in the key citrus and deciduous growing areas of South Africa.

    The general manager will report to the director of the Sinclair and Brown division and will have responsibility for executing on the strategic goals of the business and will oversee all 25 employees in the division (label production, technical support and administration).

    An overview of the role and key job requirements:

    • An Agriculture, Economics or other business degree is preferable, but lack thereof is not a disqualifying factor
    • 10+ years management experience
    • A high level of spoken and written Afrikaans and English
    • A proven track record of establishing and maintaining key business relationships, the ability to thrive in networking environments and a passion for customer service
    • Excellent business acumen
    • Leadership qualities, with the ability to motivate, lead and grow his/her team
    • Strong negotiation and decision-making skills
    • The general manager should ensure that we continue to act as good custodians for our principals
    • This is a Paarl based position, with approximately 25% of the general manager’s time spent visiting customers and personnel in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and the northern provinces of South Africa and occasional overseas travel
    • The general manager is responsible for managing the budget of the Sinclair and Brown division and annually presenting it to the board of directors
    • Our decentralised operating model ensures that highly skilled and talented managers are recruited, after which they have the freedom to shape the division according to the strategic objectives of the business. The general manager will have the following managers reporting to him/her:
    • A technical manager, who oversees a team of field technicians. (While a technical background would be useful, it is not mandatory for the general manager position)
    • A factory manager, who oversees the production of fruit labels, will report to the general manager. (No prior experience in the print industry is required of the general manager)

    Interested candidates should send their CV’s + a copy of their qualifications, for attention: Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

    VIDEOJET: Product Specialist/Sales Representative

    The successful candidate 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 individual 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 industry
    • 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 them.
    • Must be willing to travel for work
    • Must have valid driver’s licence
    • 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 + a copy of their qualifications with transcript of results, for attention: Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

    Johannesburg:

    Sales Engineer: Packaging Equipment

    We are looking for a self-driven and proactive Sales Engineer who is innovative, creative and thinks out of the box, with a proven track record in sales.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for selling high value production line equipment and in particular packaging equipment for the food and beverage industry and will be based at Jet Park in Johannesburg.

    The successful candidate must have:

    • NSC Grade 12 is a minimum requirement
    • A tertiary qualification in a technical field e.g. a diploma in mechanical engineering would be an advantage
    •  5-8 years relevant experience – Design/commissioning/technical sales
    • Strong commercial experience, with successful field sales experience, selling to industry.
    • Highly computer literate and good administrative skills are required
    • Professional, well presented with excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate with customers
    • Able to do presentations
    • Should have own transport.
    • Extensive, regular local travel involved
    • Fluent in spoken and written English

    The primary responsibilities for this position include

    •  Managing the full sales process from identifying new clients and developing business relationships to concluding the sale over a 6 – 12 month sales cycle.
    • This person’s main responsibility will be bringing in new clients and growing the area allocated to them.
    • Prospecting and cold calling
    • Following up on leads
    • Presentations to customers
    • Liaising with customers
    • Post project client liaison
    • Work environment will be mainly manufacturing plants, factories, packaging plants etc.

    Interested candidates should send their CV’s + copy of qualifications, for the attention of Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

    Durban:

    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 industry
    • 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 them.
    • Must be willing to travel for work
    • Must have valid driver’s licence
    • 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 + a copy of their qualifications with transcript of results, for attention: Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

    Other Areas:

    Currently no vacancies available in this area

    Interested candidates should send their CV’s + a copy of their qualifications with transcript of results, for attention: Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

    Interested candidates should send their CV’s & copies of qualifications, for the attention of Deirdre Conway (indicate position applying for) to:  recruitment@hgmolenaar.com 

    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.

    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.