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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:

Century City:

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

Paarl:

Industrial Engineer

We are looking to employ an innovative industrial engineer – University graduate, to be involved in developing, implementing and enhancing processes in the supply chain within the manufacturing plant as well as to be involved in collecting data regarding costings, in order to streamline our business operations.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A BSc or BEng degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Some additional financial or costing qualifications would be an advantage – will be tested
  • Programming skills – VB, SQL, NET – would be advantageous – will be tested
  • 2 – 7 years industrial engineering experience
  • Business Intelligence Reporting
  • Excellent knowledge of ERP systems and other software & hardware solutions – SAP, Sage, QMuzik
  • Experience in a job shop manufacturing environment – especially supply chain management
  • Must be self-driven, problem solver with good communication skills in order to liaise with all other departments e.g. engineering, manufacturing, finance, stores
  • Analytical skills to logically establish the process workflows in the manufacturing work cells, and accurately identify and measure activity together with direct costs associated for the activity.

The primary responsibilities would include:

  • Analysing problems & identifying viable solutions & implementing solutions
  • Support the supply chain
  • Documenting and enhancing manufacturing processes
  • Develop & implement new processes to streamline the supply chain
  • Provide support for colleagues in finance division – reconciliations of job costing
  • Data manipulation & import into ERP system
  • Report directly to IT Manager & MD

Administrative Assistant - Travel Office

We are looking for a highly organised, meticulous, multi-tasker to fill the role of administrative assistant in our travel office.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric minimum requirement, a tertiary qualification in office administration would be an advantage
  • 5+ years relevant experience – strong administrative background, experience working in a travel office would be an advantage
  • Highly computer literate – Excel, Word, Internet savvy. Experience working on an ERP system would be an advantage
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills – both verbal & written
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task
  • Ability to follow instructions, take initiative and deliver quality results

The primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Report directly to our on-site travel agent and assist with travel arrangements:
    • Car hire
    • Hotel and other accommodation bookings
    • Flights
    • Transfers
    • Travel related internet research
    • Other ad hoc travel requests
  • Compile reports detailing travel statistics
  • Compile and circulate weekly travel schedule
  • Update and maintain travellers’ profiles
  • Do requisitions
  • Credit care reconciliations
  • Out of town allowance updates

Project Contracts Coordinator

We are looking to employ a professionally presented, highly articulate and organised person who has experience in coordinating projects and in dealing with the legal aspects of customer contracts to assist the Project Contracts Manager

The successful candidate must have:

  • Highly proficient in English
  • Excellent letter writing skills
  • Ability to understand contracts
  • Experience in a relevant Legal environment
  • A tertiary qualification in business/administrative management with 5 – 8 years relevant experience in a senior admin role
  • Must have the ability to work independently
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills, English and Afrikaans (An assessment of your written communication skills in English will be conducted).
  • Highly organised and flexible.
  • Good computer skills; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask.
  • Strong admin skills.
  • Well-developed time-management skills, and the ability to work well in high-pressure environments.
  • The ability to think on your feet and be proactive in risk mitigation
  • Prior work experience in an engineering/manufacturing environment would be a great advantage

Duties:

  • Drafting letters to local and international clients
  • Understand & refer to contractual agreements with clients
  • Generate weekly Progress Report on projects in workshop and on site.
  • Manage project works orders and files.
  • Coordinate shipping arrangements – Import, export & local
  • Coordinate invoicing on projects
  • Quotations during projects
  • Arranging samples for engineering and testing purposes.
  • Update project engineering tasks and update Gantt charts
  • Report updates formally to all stakeholders during projects.
  • Technical writing and generate proposals.
  • Analyse Project Costing after each project.
  • Compile Safety Files
  • Operating Manuals.
    • Compile machine manuals within approved format
    • Maintenance of technical documents.
    • Compiling Standard Operation Procedures
    • Capturing photos and videos of Machines for the development of marketing material
    • Marketing brochures for equipment.
  • Manage traveling arrangements with travel agent for site installations.
  • Build relationship with both internal and external stakeholders in order to provide efficient support.
  • General PA duties
  • Draft project budget reports.

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 Draughting qualification 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.

Johannesburg:

Product Specialist: Packaging Equipment

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 our Jet Park offices in JHB.

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated individual with a proven track record in sales:

  • The person should have a strong sales background.
  •  Experienced in managing the full sales process from identifying new clients and developing business relationships to concluding the sale over a 6 – 12 month sales cycle.
  • Minimum 10 years successful field sales experience, selling to industry.
  • Technical knowledge required, but only to a level of understanding industrial equipment.
  • This person’s main responsibility will be bringing in new clients and growing the area allocated to them.
  • Should have own transport.
  • Extensive, regular local travel involved.
  • Work environment will be mainly manufacturing plants, factories, packaging plants etc.
  • Matric is the minimum educational requirement, a commerce or related qualification would be strongly advantageous
  • Computer literacy and good administrative skills are required.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Afrikaans.

Service Technician: Packaging Equipment JHB

We are looking to employ an experienced, hard-working and capable artisan in the role of 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:

  • Matric
  • Be a qualified artisan (Fitter & Turner, Fitter, Millwright)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working on end-of-line packaging equipment
  • Have strong electrical & mechanical experience
  • Excellent computer skills
  • A service driven approach to dealing with customers
  • 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 if 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
  • Audit equipment

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.