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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:

Paarl:

Jnr Mechatronics Engineer

We are seeking an energetic, ambitious graduate Mechatronics Engineer.

The successful candidate must have:

  • BEng or BSC Mechatronics Engineering degree.
  • 0 – 3 Years work experience
  • 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
  • Client Training

Creditors Supervisor

We are looking for an all-rounder with strong creditors experience to work in our financial department managing our creditors division.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric, an additional financial qualification could be an advantage
  • Minimum 10 years creditors experience – Local and foreign
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Experience managing a team of creditors
  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate both intra and inter department communication
  • Experience working on an ERP system or accounting package
  • Ability to process high volumes of work
  • Meticulous, attention to detail and accuracy ESSENTIAL
  • Assertive, self-confident team player

Duties:

Local Creditors

  • Manage the creditors team and all related tasks
  • Preparation of recons for COD payments
  • Preparation of recons for 30 day accounts
  • Prepare all payments
  • Liaise with Good Receiving and Procurement divisions
  • Handle credit application and vendor forms
  • Year-end audit requirements

Foreign Creditors

  • Process imported goods received with relevant shipping costs
  • Submit foreign invoices to Bookkeeper for payment

Other

  • Assist with stock count
  • Relief switchboard duties

Senior Laboratory Technician

We are looking for a self-motivated scientist to join our plastics division. This is a Paarl based position with local and international travel required.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A Bsc in Food science / biotechnology / biochemistry or similar would be preferable
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a food laboratory / factory
  • Must have some experience / qualification in the food processing environment
  • Thermal processing knowledge would be advantageous
  • Strong Computer skills, particularly MS Office. Additional thermal processing     software experience would be advantageous
  • Meticulous in both process’s and written reports
  • Excellent English – both verbal and written
  • Strong communication skills and Emotional Intelligence to be able to converse with wide range of international customers, suppliers and employees at various levels of seniority.

Main tasks will include:

  • Responsible for the day to day functioning of the laboratory to ensure optimum efficiency
  • Responsible for maintaining the laboratory and laboratory equipment
  • Calibration of lab equipment & lease equipment worldwide.
  • Working on packaging & processing trials with clients.
  • Routine laboratory trials & reports for the plastics business.
  • Local and International travel required to validate new equipment installations, train customers staff, troubleshoot potential issue & calibrate lease equipment.

Report to the plastic operations manager.

Videojet: Sales Apprentice

We are introducing a two-year apprenticeship programme 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 skills set. The sales division is responsible for the sale of ink jet coders and related technologies for batch & date coding onto FMCG goods. We have two positions, one based in Paarl and one based in Jet Park Johannesburg.

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 could be an advantage
  • 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 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 the 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: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

Johannesburg:

Videojet: Sales Apprentice

We are introducing a two-year apprenticeship programme 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 skills set. The sales division is responsible for the sale of ink jet coders and related technologies for batch & date coding onto FMCG goods. We have two positions, one based in Paarl and one based in Jet Park Johannesburg.

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 could be an advantage
  • 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 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: recruitment@hgmolenaar.com

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.

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.