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


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.(Awarding body, QQI Major Award at NFQ Level 6)


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
  • 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.


Application submission

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

McHale Apprenticeship Application Form

Closing dates for applications is 30th January 2019.

Please email application forms to


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 quoting Agricultural Mechanic in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 9520342 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 quoting Technical Documentation Specialist Engineer in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 0949520342 for more information.

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

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.

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