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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):

ENGNEERING: Mechanical Engineer

 

Established in 1949, HGM continues to be a leading manufacturer and supplier of FOOD PROCESSING machinery, worldwide.

Success driven growth has created the following vacancy at our head office in Paarl.

Mechanical Design Engineer

We are looking to employ a graduate mechanical design engineer 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 (Mechanical) degree
  • 0 – 2 years work experience
  • Experience in performing thermodynamic process design calculations would be an advantage
  • Strong mechanical insights
  • Experience in machine design
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment would be an advantage
  • Experience in working on 3D CAD packages, CREO would be preferable

The primary responsibilities would include:

  • Mechanical machine design
  • Perform thermofluid design calculations
  • Design and compile piping instrumentation (P&ID) drawings
  • Produce accurate, high quality drawings for manufacturing
  • Contribute to conceptual designs
  • Produce complete manufacturing drawings, including detailing, assemblies and BOM
  • Supervision of implementation
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Prepare & present presentations
  • Attend trials of new equipment, interpret and act on observations and solve problems
  • Focus will be on mechanical design – ability to design control systems (PLC programming) would be an advantage
  • Be willing to travel for work purposes if required
  • Willing to work overtime as and when required

Interested candidates should send their CV’s + transcript of academic results, for the attention of HR (indicate position applying for) to:

Foot note

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.

STORES: Experienced Stores Clerk

 

We are seeking experienced, organised, self-motivated and energetic stores clerk to work in our busy stores. He/She will be responsible for managing all store functions related to stock and equipment by ensuring that all stock is well organised and maintaining accurate inventory.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric or NQF Level 4 qualification – minimum. Any additional qualifications in stock control/stores would be an advantage.
  • 3 years of warehouse experience
  • Forklift and Reach Truck valid license.
  • Knowledge of store handling procedures.
  • Previous experience in an Industrial/Engineering environment.
  • Fully computer literate (Microsoft Package, Outlook and Gmail).
  • A well-organized individual.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be proactive and have a “can do” attitude.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for accurate reporting and weekly stock cycle counts.
  • Monitor and report on slow-moving stock.
  • Manage all stock movements and follow through with any discrepancies that arise.
  • Issue stock daily in exact quantities as required.
  • Ensure stock is correctly labelled and identified.
  • Available for year-end annual stock take.
  • Report on variances from the previous month.
  • Daily reporting and monitoring of storeroom deliveries.
  • Adhere to company policies.
  • Any other ad hoc tasks that arise at the request of the manager.
  • Apply the 5s principles.

Interested candidates should send their CVs + transcript of academic results, for the attention of HR (indicate the position applying for) to:

Foot note:

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

VIDEOJET PAARL: TRAINEE TECHNICIAN

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a young person.

This entry-level position is a learnership role within our Videojet business. The position is available at the Paarl office. The successful candidate will be trained as a technician who will ultimately be responsible for all the technical aspects of maintaining and installing industrial coding and labelling equipment for batch & date coding onto FMCG goods and related machinery.

 

We are looking for candidates who are practical & capable as well as self-motivated, energetic and willing to learn. They must have:

  • Technical background with an affinity for electrics
  • Must be technically minded
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • Computer literate (good understanding of MS Word, Excel.)
  • Minimum N3 or grade 12 (preferably technical matric)
  • No work experience necessary
  • Driver’s license essential
  • Able to travel
  • Able to work after hours when required

Interested candidates should send their CV’s together with a cover letter motivating their application+ a copy of highest qualification, for the attention of HR (indicate position applying for) to:

 

Foot note

HGM 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

ENGINEERING: Junior Mechatronics Engineer

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic, practical, hands-on and recently qualified, Junior Mechatronics Engineer.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Must have a BEng or BSC Mechatronics Engineering degree.
  • Any relevant work experience would be an advantage
  • Good understanding of thermodynamics
  • Be an innovative, practical, self-motivated person
  • Demonstrated ability to take a leading role in everything electrical from design to fully operational, PLCs to Servo drives; of sophisticated machines in this expanding company.
  • Must be willing to travel extensively for work both locally and internationally
  • Previous exposure to the below would be advantageous:
  • Siemens / Allan Bradley PLCs and software
  • Servo drives
  • Machine electrics design.

The primary responsibilities would include:

  • Electrical and Electro-mechanical Design
  • Design control systems (PLC programming)
  • Produce drawings for manufacturing
  • Supervision of implementation
  • Installation and commissioning at customer sites
  • Provide on-site training to customers

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: 

VIDEOJET: Junior Marketing Coordinator

 

We are looking to employ a confident, hard-working and efficient person to join our Videojet team to coordinate our marketing activities. Videojet supplies production line equipment such as industrial continuous ink jet printers, label applicators etc. for batch & date coding onto FMCG goods.

This is a Paarl based position.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Qualification: Grade 12 + a marketing qualification
  • 1+ years relevant experience
  • Highly organised and very strong admin skills
  • Meticulous and pays exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to travel when required
  • Team player who works collaboratively and effectively with others
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate with management, team members and customers where applicable
  • Excellent English language skills – both spoken & written
  • Familiarity with content management systems and relevant software
  • Understanding of industry best practices
  • Strong ability to manage deadlines

The primary tasks include:

  • Planning promotional marketing campaigns
    • Creating editorial and content creation for various media platforms
    • Designing, negotiation and placement of traditional media ads, social media ads and email blasts
    • Conducting market research to determine a target audience’s needs, wants, habits, interests and other relevant factors used in creating targeted marketing campaigns
    • Reviewing the progress and success of a campaign, making adjustments or pitching ideas for new campaigns as necessary
  • Assist with lead generation for sales team
  • Adhere to marketing budget
  • Maintain Social media accounts
  • Compile newsletters (internal & external)
  • Prepare and attend trade shows
  • Update Website content
  • Organise roadshows
  • Design marketing material (flyers, brochures etc)

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):

MOLENAAR DESIGN LAB: Mechanical Design Engineer

We are looking to employ a qualified mechanical design engineer who has a strong aptitude and passion for creative machine design and is attentive to detail and enjoys technical challenges and solving them through innovative design solutions. This position is for our R&D office that is based in Bellville.

The successful candidates must have:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree: BSc Eng or B. Eng
  • Minimum 5+ years machine design experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in working on CREO would be preferable

The primary responsibilities would include:

  • Research & development work
  • Machine design
  • Design Mechanical assemblies & parts using 3D CAD
  • Produce drawings, bills of material etc. for manufacture
  • 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
  • Supervision of implementation
  • Take responsibility for tasks assigned to you from the start to the point of delivery
  • Site work at customer sites
  • Be willing to travel for work purposes if and when required

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

Gqeberha:

VIDEOJET GQEBERHA: Product Specialist

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 an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a proven track record in sales:

  • The person should have a strong sales background especially in prospecting, 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.
  • Main responsibility will be develop new business  by bringing in new clients, and growing the area allocated to them.
  • Large amount of local travel involved.
  • Work environment will be mainly manufacturing plants, factories, packaging plants etc.
  • Grade 12 School qualification, computer literacy and good administrative skills are required
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence

Johannesburg:

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Senior Service Technician

We are looking to employ an experienced, hard-working and capable artisan in the role of senior service technician involved in the installation, maintenance & servicing of end-of-line packaging machinery, for food and beverage companies. This position is based at Jet Park, Johannesburg.

The successful candidate must have:

  • National Senior Certificate
  • Minimum required qualification: Electrician/Millwright (Trade Tested)
  • 8 – 10 years’ experience working on packaging equipment in a food and beverage environmnet
  • Have strong electrical experience
  • Excellent computer skills
  • A service driven approach to dealing with customers and maintaining customer relationships
  • Able to cope under pressure and respond quickly to customer requests
  • A professional manner, with excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Presentable and confident to deal directly with customers
  • Flexible and willing to work longer hours when required
  • Willing to travel
  • Driver’s license

The primary tasks include:

  • Installation & commissioning of end-of-line packaging equipment
  • Repairs, maintenance & fault-finding on equipment
  • Manage all maintenance parts
  • Deal directly with overseas suppliers
  • Communicate directly with customers
  • Provide training for technicians & staff in customer’s factories
  • Travel to customer sites for installations, maintenance and breakdowns
  • Audit equipment

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

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.