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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:

  • 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:


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 (Mech) or Mech-elec or Mechatronics degree
  • 2 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

Mechanical Design Draughts Person

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

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric + a tertiary qualification such as a National Higher Diploma or B Tech. or equivalent.
  • 5 Years experience in mechanical machine design/drafting
  • Extensive experience on 3D CAD packages such as Creo or Pro-Engineer
  • 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

Extensive experience in 3D CAD drafting practice is essential with basic knowledge of manufacturing practices.

Required to draw complete manufacturing drawings, including Detail, Assemblies and BOM.

Drawing packages experience requirements: Pro-E, Creo, Caddie and/or Auto-Cad.

Trainee Technicians - various locations

We have six learnership positions within our Sinclair fruit labelling business. The successful candidates will initially be based in Paarl and undergo an intensive 3-month training programme to become certified Sinclair technicians. If successful they will be offered a permanent position at one of our sites in Kirkwood, Marble Hall, Tzaneen or Nelspruit. They will have ultimate responsibility & ownership of all technical aspects of installing and maintaining Sinclair labelling equipment at customer sites.

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
  • Computer literate (good understanding of MS Word, Excel.)
  • Minimum N3 or grade 12
  • Prior work experience would be a big advantage
  • Good communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • Logical, methodical way of working
  • Self-disciplined and able to work independently
  • Strong work ethic
  • Driver’s license
  • Physically fit, healthy and energetic due to physical nature of the work
  • Able to travel
  • Able to work after hours when required

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

Technical Coordinator/Administrator

We are looking to employ an efficient, self-motivated and highly organised individual as technical coordinator/administrator in our plastic cup-line division.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Grade 12 minimum & preferably an office administration or related qualification
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in an administrative role
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English & Afrikaans in order to work directly with suppliers and technicians locally and internationally.
  • Excellent administrative skills, highly proficient in Excel, Word & Pdf
  • Experience working in a technical field will be an advantage
  • Experienced in working on an ERP system (Qmuzik)
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Self-driven and reliable who can work under pressure and independently

The successful candidate would be responsible for:

  • Assisting the HG Molenaar technicians working on HGM lease machines
  • Receiving orders from site technicians, placing orders into the ERP system, managing the orders through the manufacturing process and ERP system to ensure delivery dates are met
  • Creating internal Works Orders
  • Arranging shipping and create shipping documentation (Import & export)
  • Compiling packing lists and invoicing
  • Create and maintain technical and administrative data base (catalogues, stock lists, spare parts price lists etc.)
  • Report directly to the Division Manager and work closely with other key personnel in the business.


Videojet Johannesburg: 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 an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a proven track record in sales for an open position in our Johannesburg branch:

  • 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.
  • Some existing and referred customers will be passed onto this person, but main responsibility will be cold calling, prospecting and bringing in new clients, and growing the area allocated to them.
  • Should have own transport.
  • 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

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.