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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:


Senior Service Technician - Packaging Equipment

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, specifically can seamers, for food and beverage companies. This position is based at Jet Park, Johannesburg.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric
  • Minimum required qualification: Fitter & Turner Trade Test
  • 8 – 10 years’ experience working on end-of-line packaging equipment
  • Excellent knowledge & experience of can seamers in the beverage industry
  • Have strong mechanical fitting 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 – specifically can seamers for the beverage industry
  • 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

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


Senior Service Technician

We require the services of a goal driven, hardworking and self-motivated Senior Service Technician to work at Molenaar’s subsidiary in Eswatini – Malkerns area

The candidate must:

  • Have a solid mechanical background with a relevant tertiary qualification such as a millwright qualification
  • Basic electrical knowledge is required but experience in PLC automation and servo drive technology would be advantageous
  • Have Strong problem solving and fault-finding skills
  • Computer literate & experience working in MS Office
  • Have Excellent communication skills in English, written and Verbal
  • Be prepared to work long hours when necessary, in a high stress environment
  • Be able to be on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at certain times of the year
  • Be willing to travel to HG Molenaar in Paarl, South Africa for training purposes
  • Be located in the Malkerns area
  • Have experience of and be able to build excellent relationships with our customer(s)
  • Have 5 to 10 years’ experience working on machinery where strong mechanical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills are required
  • Have experience managing oneself in an environment where the candidate works by themselves
  • Experience in the Food & Beverage industry will be beneficial

You will primarily be responsible for providing service to support and run sophisticated equipment in the food processing industry.  Your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Scheduling, managing, & performing all maintenance activities related to the equipment
  • Attend to mechanical and electrical break-downs as required
  • Managing and ordering all spare part stock required
  • Reporting on quality and production efficiencies to head office
  • Required to manage the relationship on multiple levels with the customer.

The job requires electrical expertise extending to competency with servo drives and the associated control system. Where the candidate does not have these skills, in depth training will be provided by Molenaar in Paarl, South Africa and on site in Malkerns.

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.