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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:

    SINCLAIR & BROWN DIVISION: General manager

    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 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

    Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer: R & D office

    Success driven growth has created the following vacancies in our R&D office. This position in based in the Durbanville area

    Experienced Mechanical Design Engineers

    We are looking to employ an experienced mechanical design engineers who has a strong aptitude and passion for creative machine design and who is attentive to detail and enjoys technical challenges.

    The successful candidate must have:

    • BSc Eng (Mechanical) or B. Eng (Mech)  degree
    • 5 years work experience
    • Experience in machine design
    • Experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience in working on CREO would be preferable

    The primary responsibilities would include:

    • Produce drawings for manufacturing
    • Contribute to conceptual designs
    • Attend trials of new equipment, interpret and act on observations and solve problems
    • Assist with control systems – draw schematic diagrams
    • Focus will be on mechanical design – ability to design control systems (PLC programming) 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

    Qualified Fitters & Turners - Assembly Division

    We are seeking skilled and experienced Fitters in our Assembly workshop

    The successful candidates must have:

    • Matric – minimum requirement
    • An artisan qualification – Fitter & Turner
    • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience doing fitting
    • Assembly, disassembly & installation of machinery
    • Machine building experience
    • Welding experience
    • Able to work on site
    • Willing to travel for work purposes if required
    • Experience in a manufacturing engineering environment
    • Willing to work shifts and overtime is essential
    • Work effectively under pressure & handle high volumes of work

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

    CNC Setters & Operators: Machine Shop

    We are seeking an experienced, dedicated and highly energetic CNC Setters & Operators in our Machine Shop.

    The successful candidates must have:

    • Proven ability to do both setting & opeating of CNC machines – lathe & miling
    • Ability to work to close tolerances, be meticulous in his/her work and pay attention to detail
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced & dynamic work environment
    • Flexible and easily able to adapt to change
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Above average work ethic, willing to work shifts and longer hours and go the extra mile to ensure work is completed on time
    • A problem-solver with a “can do” approach

    Qualifications:

    • Qualified Tool & Die Maker or Fitter & Turner

    Experience required:

    • Matric – minimum requirement
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing engineering environment
    • A qualification as Fitter & Turner would be an advantage
    • Able to do machine setting and operating (programming would be an advantage)
    • Experienced in parts manufacturing and able to work to close tolerances
    • Good understanding and experience of production
    • Knowledge of the food & beverage industry would be an advantage
    • Willing to work shifts and overtime is essential

    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

    Interested candidates should send their CV’s + a copy of their qualifications, 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.