McHales’ specialist range of round balers and round & square bale wrappers can be seen working in more than 50 countries across six continents. McHales’ manufacturing facilities are located in Ballinrobe, County Mayo, in Ireland and in Szolnok in Hungary. At both facilities McHale employ the latest in robotic and laser manufacturing systems.

Since our establishment in the mid 1980s McHale has experienced significant growth, which can be attributed to the dedication of the team at McHale and their ability to create cutting edge baling and wrapping solutions in line with worldwide customer needs.

At McHale, we strongly believe in creating an environment which fosters creativity and teamwork where people can fully realise their true potential, allowing individuals to develop cutting edge solutions. We look for ambitious, highly motivated, results focused people who share a passion for achievement. Candidates should have excellent communication and relationship building skills. They should have an appetite for continuous learning and development within a team environment and be good team players. An ability to communicate at all levels is essential.

If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please contact us and copy your CV and relevant information into the submission form.

Click on the link below to find out more information on what a career with McHale holds for you.

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North American Market Support
Location: Ballinrobe & North America
Title: North American Market Support

McHale are seeking to recruit for a Market Support position for North America.

We are currently seeking applications from candidates who possess the relevant skills and attributes to fufil the following duties and requirements:

Duties will include:

• Dealer Support
• Product Demonstrations
• Trade Shows
• Network Development

Candidate requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen/Green Card Holder
  • Agricultural Background
  • Engineering Qualification or Experience Desired

Please send your CV to jobs@mchale.net, quoting North American Market Support in the subject line of the email.

 
Research & Development Engineer – Mechanical
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo Ireland
Title: Research & Development Engineer – Mechanical

We require an Engineer to work in the Research and Development Department in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. The role will involve design and testing of mechanical systems for agricultural machinery.

We are currently seeking applications from candidates who possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Minimum three years’ experience working with agricultural machinery.
  • A keen aptitude for mechanics and a curiosity of how things work.
  • Minimum three years’ experience with 3D CAD packages, preferably Creo.
  • Knowledge of stress analysis (Ansys) preferable but not essential.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics and how they integrate into machines.
  • Proven track record in project management.
  • Ability to work on his/ her own initiative and be a team player when circumstances dictate.

Please send your CV to jobs@mchale.net.

 
McHale OEM Apprenticeship
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo Ireland
Title: McHale OEM Apprenticeship

Overview

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) are a group of Irish companies, mostly in the Engineering Sector, that provide innovative and practical solutions to a broad range of customer’s needs.  Many are market leaders in their field.  They range in size from SME’s and family run businesses to larger companies. The OEM Apprenticeship is targeted at the Original Equipment Manufacturing, Installation and Services Sector which sells to National and International markets.

 

Objective of the Apprenticeship

The OEM Apprenticeship has two core objectives

  1. To provide trained OEM Apprentices, thereby bridging the gap for the OEM industry.
  2. To offer credible career paths and progression routes for these apprentices.

 

Why choose this Career?

The OEM Sector manufactures a range of products that contain complex electrical, battery, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic technology. As an OEM Technician you will be trained in a diverse range of engineering skills in order to assemble a varied range of components, involving a range of processes, in order to manufacture and support original equipment. An OEM Engineering Technician is tasked with assembling, testing, servicing and maintaining a range of original, engineered plant and equipment, to include unique & bespoke solutions to customer’s needs.

 

  • This will involve assembling, testing and commissioning systems, electrical wiring systems, battery powered systems, hydraulics systems, pneumatic systems and control systems.

 

  • Interpreting technical data and use calibration, torquing, and testing instruments for effective product assembly, fault diagnosis and rectification.

 

  • Installation and calibration of sensors and transmitting and controlling devices.

 

  • Working with cross functional teams such as research and development, assembly/manufacturing, testing, customer support and service & installation.

 

Qualification Obtained

Upon completion of the programme successful applicants will graduate with an Advanced Certificate in Original Equipment Manufacturing. This is a Major Award at NFQ Level 6, awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). Further opportunities may arise to progress to Level 7 & 8

 

Career Prospects & Progression Opportunities

Graduates of this apprenticeship programme have the potential to progress into supervisory or Management roles.

 

OEM Apprenticeship Requirements/ Information:

  • Leaving Certificate/ Leaving Certificate Applied

OR

  • National Framework Qualification/ Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

OR

  • Approved pre-apprenticeship training

Full entry requirents are available here

 

  • The Apprenticeship combines on the job training with off the job training centre and college based study.

 

  • This Apprenticeship is in conjunction with Cavan & Monaghan & Limerick & Clare ETB and has a duration of 3 years.

 

  • The programme leads to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Engineering awarded by QQI.

 

  • This programme would suit individuals from an agricultural background who wishes to pursue a career in Engineering.

 

  • A description of the course modules can be found here

 

 

 

Application submission

The application form is available for download at the link below.

McHale Apprenticeship Application Form

Closing dates for applications is 30th March 2019.

Please email application forms to jobs@mchale.net

 

Or alternatively post to:

Emma Gallagher

Human Resources, McHale Engineering,

Castlebar Road, Ballinrobe,

Co Mayo

 

Please note:

  • Completed application forms can only be returned by email or post.
  • Only completed McHale Application Forms will be accepted – please do not send in your CV in lieu of the application form.

 

 
Experienced Agricultural Mechanics
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Title: Experienced Agricultural Mechanics

McHale are seeking to recruit Experienced Agricultural Mechanics with a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience.  These are full time permanent roles and the successful candidates will be based full time in our Ballinrobe factory.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Investigate any hydraulic and/or electrical problems should they arise.
  • Identify and highlight defects or quality issues.
  • Responsible for the running and testing of agricultural machinery.
  • Work as part of a busy assembly team.
  • Work with service and R&D engineers carrying out continuous improvements and modifications on machines.

 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualified as an Agricultural Mechanic or a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in similar environment.
  • Have an excellent understanding of mechanical, electrical & hydraulic systems.
  • Knowledge of McHale machinery an advantage.
  • Be able to follow instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to work off own initiative and possess excellent time management skills.

Interested candidates, please submit CV and covering letter to jobs@mchale.net quoting Agricultural Mechanic in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 9520352 for more information.

 
Technical Documentation Specialist Engineer
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Title: Technical Documentation Specialist Engineer

McHale is currently seeking to recruit a Technical Documentation Specialist Engineer on a full time permanent contract based in our R &D Department in Ballinrobe Co. Mayo to assist in compiling and reviewing technical manuals and other associated  activities.

The person will be required to compile and continually update technical publications, to our style guidelines, as well as co-ordinate and manage the translation and review process, in various languages. They should be capable of explaining complex information, using images and illustrations, in a clear and concise manner. A logical thinker, with excellent IT skills and an understanding of machinery, electronics, etc.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have relevant experience, using authoring software like Adobe FrameMaker or equivalent. They should also be proficient in image capturing, editing and manipulation and show great attention to detail. A good working knowledge of engineering drawings, electronic controls and experience in 3D Design (CAD) and/or Illustration packages is also desirable.

We are currently seeking applications from candidates who possess the following skills and attributes;

  • Three to five years experience in the design and compilation of technical documentation.
  • Fully proficient in an authoring software package, like Adobe FrameMaker, or equivalent.
  • A good working knowledge of engineering drawings and electronic controls.
  • Excellent knowledge of English, with ability to explain complex tasks in simple steps.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be a team player, as circumstances dictate.
  • Proficient in image capturing, editing and manipulation in various formats.
  • Experience in 3D design (CAD) and illustration packages is desirable.
  • Excellent IT skills and logic and willingness to learn new software packages.
  • Flair for design, with excellent attention to detail in every aspect of the job.

Interested candidates, please submit CV and covering letter to jobs@mchale.net quoting Technical Documentation Specialist Engineer in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 9520352 for more information.

 
Welders
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Title: Welders

McHale are seeking to recruit experienced MIG Welders.

Candidates must have previous experience in MIG welding, ideally in a similar environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work in a busy welding department within a heavy engineering environment.
  • Produce high volume, high-quality, spatter-free welding.
  • Deliver accurate & professional standard of work.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Previous experience of metal inert gas (MIG) welding essential.
  • Qualification in MIG welding would be an advantage.
  • Good command of English.
  • Ability to work off own initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Interested candidates, please submit CV and covering letter to jobs@mchale.net quoting Welder in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 9520352 for more information.

 

 
Job as an Assembly Fitter
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Title: Job as an Assembly Fitter

General Operative – Assembly

McHale is an export driven manufacturer of agricultural baling and wrapping machinery, located in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. McHale products can be seen working in 55 countries.

McHale is looking to recruit an Assembly Fitter for the Assembly Department.

The successful Candidate will need to be available to work flexible hours. The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced, driven team environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work on a team in a busy Assembly department
  • Unloading parts from conveyors & organising parts for assembly
  • Assembling Agricultural machinery using specialised equipment
  • Organise & maintain a clean personal work station
  • Adhere to health & safety procedures & ensure compliance
  • Ensure PPE compliance
  • Identify & highlight defects or quality issues
  • Continuous improvement of standards in their work station & overall Assembly department
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure smooth work flow

Candidate Requirements:

  • Mechanical background preferable
  • Initiative
  • Must be familiar with using mechanical tools
  • Must be able to follow instructions & procedures
  • Must be physically fit
  • Time management
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent English essential

* Interested candidates, should forward their CV to jobs@mchale.net*

 
CNC Press Brake Operators
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Title: CNC Press Brake Operators

McHale are seeking to recruit CNC Press Brake Operators.

This position requires commitment & availability to work shifts. The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced, driven team environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team in a busy steel cutting department.
  • Designing & interpreting technical drawings.
  • Operating complex machinery.
  • Forming steel into components.

 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Previous experience operating a CNC (computer numerically controlled) press brake.
  • Ability to interpret drawings.
  • Ability to use measuring equipment & use C&B machines.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Ability to work off own initiative.
  • Possess excellent time management skills.
  • Good command of English.

Interested candidates, please submit CV and covering letter to jobs@mchale.net quoting Press Brake Operator in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 9520352 for more information.

 
Human Resources Manager
Location: Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland.
Title: Human Resources Manager

McHale is an export driven manufacturer of agricultural baling and wrapping machinery, located in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. McHale products can be seen working in over 55 countries, across 6 continents.

McHale is looking to recruit a Human Resources Manager who will have full responsibility for the HR function of McHale Engineering in Ballinrobe & McHale Farm Machinery in Kilmaine.

This includes recruitment, employee relations, compensation & benefits, training & development, performance management, administration, succession planning, retention and ensuring employment law compliance.

Department:  Organisational Development/HR

Reporting to: Managing Director

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the HR function for approx. 300 employees over two sites
  • Participative member of the management team
  • Manage the training & development function including training needs analysis, course design & delivery
  • Manage the recruitment, retention & succession process
  • Coordinate performance management
  • Drive employee engagement
  • Liaise with colleges & coordinate graduate recruitment
  • Champion the people agenda
  • Ensure compliance & best practice on all legislative matters
  • Responsible for coordinating employee communication
  • Coordinate all HR administration
  • Collate HR metrics

 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Professional & strong leader
  • Outgoing & assertive communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills & ability to multi task
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Innovative, creative & resourceful
  • Commercially aware
  • Ability to relate with both senior management & line employees
  • Strong coaching & mentoring skills
  • Upbeat, positive personality
  • A relationship builder
  • Ability to handle complex situations & facilitate difficult conversations

 

Previous career experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Human Resources Manager
  • Engineering or Manufacturing industry preferable

 

Academic qualifications:

  • 3rd level Qualification in Human Resources Management essential
  • CIPD qualification preferred
  • Recent Diploma in Employment Law
  • Train the Trainer & Industrial relations qualifications would be advantageous

 

Availability:

  • Legally permitted to work in Ireland
  • Prepared to commit to role on a long-term basis

 

Other important information:

  • Monday to Friday work schedule
  • Own transport essential

 

Package:

  • Competitive salary, which is dependent on experience of Candidate
  • Access to VHI Company Plan for Candidate, Spouse & children
  • Access to Company pension scheme with company contribution
  • Life cover & serious accident cover

 

* Interested candidates, should forward their CV and cover letter to paulmchale@mchale.net *

Please put Human Resource Manager in the subject line of your email.

Should you have any questions in relation to the role please contact Paul McHale on +353 87 9975 711.

 

 
Electronic Design Engineer
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Title: Electronic Design Engineer

McHale is seeking to recruit an Electronic Design Engineer to participate in the on-going development, design and testing of electronic control systems used on the McHale range of agricultural machinery. This is a permanent full-time position based in our R&D department in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and testing of electronic hardware for new McHale products.
  • Re-design of existing electronic hardware to add new functionality and improve reliability.
  • Follow standards and industry best practices to improve system performance and safety.
  • Lab and field testing of complete McHale product electronic systems.
  • Liaise with product managers and mechanical design engineers to create a detailed electronic specification for new products.
  • Create detailed software specification documents for the software engineers to work from.
  • Lab and field testing of prototype software on McHale products.
  • Create software test reports, with detailed descriptions on how to replicate any bugs found.
  • Participate in the design and code review process with software engineers.
  • Create detailed wiring harness drawings for manufacturers.
  • Build prototype wiring harnesses to facilitate initial machine testing.
  • Liaise with purchasing department and suppliers in the early stages of development to optimise manufacturing efficiency, quality and costs of electronic components.
  • Field testing near the factory in Ballinrobe will be a large part of the role during summer months.
  • Proactively review and recommend improvements to existing electronic system designs.
  • Communicate with customers and service personnel to debug and address electronic issues in the field.
  • Provide technical assistance to mechanical design engineers as required.
  • Provide production support when necessary.
  • On occasions it may be necessary to travel to a customer site to diagnose an electronic issue.
  • Occasional travel to electronic hardware supplier premises for meetings and training.

*Interested candidates, please submit CV and covering letter to jobs@mchale.net* quoting Electronic Design Engineer in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 9520352 for more information.

 

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Embedded Software Engineer
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Title: Embedded Software Engineer

McHale is an export driven manufacturer of agricultural baling and wrapping machinery, located in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo which are sold in over 56 countries

Role: Embedded Software Engineer

McHale is looking to recruit an Embedded Software Engineer with 2- 3 years’ experience. To lead in the full software development life cycle i.e. design, develop and maintain C embedded software for control systems on agricultural machinery. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively and independently. The successful candidate must have familiarity with electronic circuitry to the degree necessary to test and debug software functions on target hardware.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement software of embedded devices and systems using C, C++ and C#
  • Analyse, monitor and enhance the efficiency and stability of embedded systems.
  • Proactively review and recommend improvements to existing system designs.
  • Management of software repositories using the ‘Git’ version control system.
  • Participate in design and code review process with software engineers.
  • Collaborate with engineers and service personnel to debug and resolve software issues.
  • Liaise with customers to understand and interpret their needs and address issues.
  • Perform modifications on existing embedded software to add improved functionality.
  • Follow standards and industry best practices to improve system performance and safety including unit testing and compliance with MISRA C guidelines.
  • System testing and debugging using JTAG, Serial Wire Debug (SWD).
  • Create daily documentation of software code changes including state char diagrams.
  • Create technical specification documents for software.
  • Provide technical assistance to other engineers as required.
  • Provide production support when necessary.
  • Interface with electronic hardware design and development teams.
  • Interface with design engineers to plan and develop new products.
  • Attend occasional field test sessions near the factory in Ballinrobe.
  • On rare occasions it may be necessary to travel to a customer site to debug a software issue.
  • Occasional travel to electronic hardware supplier premises for meetings and training.
  • Complete detailed work sheets for each working day.

 

 Key Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience of software design in embedded systems and real-time applications, particularly in embedded C.
  • Experience with hardware/software debugging equipment.
  • Good knowledge of hardware design, micro-controllers and electronics
  • Knowledge of CAN bus systems and communication protocols is an advantage but not essential.

Educational Qualifications:

A level 7 or preferably a level 8 degree in a technical, science or engineering discipline within any of the following areas: software engineering, IT, Computer science, Maths, Electronics, Applied Physics.

 

All CVs should be submitted to jobs@mchale.net

Please quote Embedded Software Engineer in the subject line of your email.

In addition to our current vacancies McHale are always interested in attracting talent in the areas of design, service, engineering & manufacturing.

Please submit your CV for consideration at any time quoting role of interest in the subject line of your email.

McHale Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland | T: 094 95 20352 | www.mchale.net

 
Research & Development Engineer - Electrical
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Title: Research & Development Engineer – Electrical

We require an Engineer to work in the Research and Development Department in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. The role will involve design and testing of electronic and mechanical systems for agricultural machinery.

We are currently seeking applications from candidates who possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Minimum three years experience with agricultural machinery.
  • A keen aptitude for electronics.
  • Ability to work on his/ her own initiative and be a team player when circumstances dictate.
  • Proven track record in project management.
  • Mechanical design experience an advantage but not essential.

Please send your CV to jobs@mchale.net.

 
Service/ Product Support Engineer
Location:
Title: Service / Product Support Engineer

SERVICE/ PRODUCT SUPPORT ENGINEER

A position is available for a Service/ Product Engineer based at our Ballinrobe plant for initial training and during off-peak periods. The candidate will be involved in working with our  sales force and dealer network. The candidate needs to be highly self motivated with good enthusiasm for agricultural machinery.

  • Experience within this sector is essential, in the operation and maintenance of farm equipment.
  • Knowledge in the baling wrapping area is beneficial, but not compulsory as training for the position will be supplied.
  • An excellent remuneration package is available for the right candidate.

Please forward application by email to jobs@mchale.net, with the subject line Service Engineer