Explore your career opportunities with a fast paced, export orientated manufacturing

company built on 30 years of success.

 

McHale is a world leading, export driven manufacturer of agricultural grassline machinery.

McHales’ specialist range of round balers and round & square bale wrappers can be seen working in more than 55 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 its 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 agricultural solutions in line with worldwide customer needs.

Today, McHale is working harder than ever, to innovate, design and build the best products for a fast-changing world with a growing population.

Over 10% of the McHale team are assigned to New Product Development, guaranteeing future growth and career opportunities for its current and future employees.

 

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 at jobs@mchale.net.

Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

 

 

Click on the links below to hear from McHale employees who have developed their careers in our growing company and to view Careers & Recruitment Related Features

Gerard O’Shea, Co Kerry

Job Title: Service Manager | College: IT Tralee, Agricultural Engineering

When did you start at McHale?

I started in the company in 2000, following a season with a contractor in 1999, after finishing my degree in Institute of Technology Tralee. I saw an ad in the Irish Farmers Journal and applied.

I started on the assembly line of the 991 wrapper and after 18 months I moved to the UK into a service role until 2009. The UK is one of our largest markets, where our full range of equipment is used, so I gained knowledge there as the company expanded into balers. Following this, I moved back to Ballinrobe, where I started at the in-house service department.

What does your job entail?

As technical support and service is one of the company’s main priorities, the first part of the job is making sure that our importers, dealers and customers who require help with problems are able to get answers as quickly as possible. So during the busy season this means answering these queries and making sure problems are resolved. We have a team of technical people in all of our main markets and all the information from them is processed to eliminate problems from machines through the research and development department. In the off-peak season I cover the technical training for all our dealers and importers. This is done in-house or in the importer’s country.

What is your typical day like?

In season, it is answering calls and emails to resolve problems for importers, dealers and customers actually working in the field. Out of season, it is training or travelling to importers to do training there.

What are your favourite parts of the job?

From one day to the next it is never the same, constantly dealing with different people in all of our markets.

What are the greatest challenges in your job?

I guess trying to have solutions to problems to keep customers working. Different crops and unusual conditions in any of the 56 countries we are operating in, means the cause of a problem or the solution to that problem can differ from call to call.

Do you like your job?
After 22 years, I have to say I do. I have visited and operated our machines in most of the 56 countries that we export to. I have seen countries and parts of countries that I would never see otherwise. Coming from a sheep and suckler farm in southwest Kerry, I would never have thought that I would have gotten the opportunity and knowledge of agriculture from so many parts of the world.

 

 

Current Job Vacancies at McHale

 

Accounts Assistant
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Title: Accounts Assistant/ Accounts Payable

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.

McHale is seeking an Accounts Assistant/ Accounts Payable for a full time position.

We require 3-4 year’s experience in an Accounts Payable position

 

Responsibilities:

  • Match invoices to deliveries and set up invoices for payments.
  • Ensure payments are within credit terms agreed with suppliers.
  • Reconcile accounts payable transactions.
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies and issues.
  • Prepare and process electronic transfers and payments.

 

Requirements:

  • 3-4 years accounts payable experience
  • Proficient in data entry and management
  • Knowledge of general accounting procedures

 

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Learning, development, and career progression opportunities.
  • Company subsidized Healthcare Insurance for employee and family.
  • Company pension scheme available.
  • Subsidized canteen & onsite parking.

 

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

Alternatively, phone 094 9520352 for more information.

 
ICT Junior Application Developer
Location: McHale, Head Office, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Title: ICT Senior Application Developer

Company Description

McHale is a family run business, which was established by brothers Padraic and Martin McHale. Over the last 30 years it has grown into an international company. It has developed a range of specialist farm machinery focusing on balers and bale wrappers for the production of round and square baled silage, and round bales of hay and straw. Over 90% of McHale machines produced are destined for the export market. McHale balers and bale wrappers can be seen working in over 50 countries around the world. McHale have two large manufacturing locations, one based in Ballinrobe Co. Mayo and one in Hungary as well as retail and service arm for its customers. McHale is a rapidly growing business and is actively developing ICT systems in support of its business strategy.

 

 

McHale currently have an internal IT team based in Ballinrobe with support analysts in Hungary. The company are now recruiting a Senior Application Developer to join the IT team and to work closely with the Head of Technology. The company has ambitious growth plans with ICT as a core of business change and represents a tremendous personal growth opportunity for the right professional.

 

Role Profile

The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic IT team in a fast-paced environment and will work with the latest technologies to build cutting edge applications to enhance and support the company’s production, ordering, manufacturing execution, invoicing and warranty systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and maintain new and existing internal and customer-facing applications for the management of production demands and to provide interactive services to customers
  2. Ensure maximum uptime of critical company managed applications
  3. Adhere to ITIL best practices for incident, change, release, and project and knowledge management of core applications.
  4. Regular reporting to the business and the IT function of plans and progress of projects.
  5. Guide and review work of junior developers.
  6. Translate business requirements into technical specifications and help manage project priorities and timelines.
  7. Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

 

Person Specification

Educational Requirements

  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent.
  • Certification in relevant Microsoft technologies preferred.

 

Essential skills

  • 8 years IT Applications Development experience
  • 5 years’ experience of Full Stack Development
  • Experience in C#, Web API, ASP.NET (Web Pages & MVC)
  • NET Core, Entity Framework Core
  • Experience in JQuery, HTML, CSS, AJAX, bootstrap
  • SQL Server expertise
  • Strong focus on application security
  • Excellent understanding of OOP and best software design practices and principles
  • Working knowledge of Git
  • CI/CD / Devops exposure or experience desirable
  • Experience of Agile Project Management
  • Fluent English is essential

 

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working with ERP and PLM systems in a manufacturing environment
  • System architecture / design
  • Microservices Design
  • Azure application development
  • Experience with cross platform app development (Xamarin / .Net MAUI).

 

Experience with Tech Stack

  • .Net Core / 6
  • C#
  • Entity Framework / EF Core
  • Net MVC
  • Razor pages
  • SQL Server

 

Personal Attributes

  • Be highly motivated with a passion for driving improvements
  • Be enthusiastic and eager to learn

 

Rewards

  • Competitive salary
  • A positive & collaborative working environment
  • Opportunity to join a rapidly growing international company in a key role
  • Play a contributing role in the growth of the company
  • Access to company pension scheme
  • Access to company health insurance

 

Interested Candidates should send their CV and cover letter to HR: jobs@mchale.net 

Please put ICT Senior Application Developer in the subject line of your email.

Should you have any questions in relation to the role please contact Human Resources on +353 94 95 20352

 
ICT Infrastructure Manager
Location: McHale, Head Office, Ballinrobe Co. Mayo, with some international travel
Title: ICT Infrastructure Manager

ICT Infrastructure Manager

 

McHale is a family run business, which was established by brothers Padraic and Martin McHale. Over the last 30 years it has grown into an international company. It has developed a range of specialist farm machinery focusing on balers and bale wrappers for the production of round and square baled silage, and round bales of hay and straw. Over 90% of McHale machines produced are destined for the export market. McHale balers and bale wrappers can be seen working in over 50 countries around the world. McHale have two large manufacturing locations, one based in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo and one in Hungary as well as retail and service arm for its customers. McHale is a rapidly growing business and is actively developing ICT systems in support of its business strategy.

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McHale currently have an internal IT team based in Ballinrobe with support analysts in Hungary. The company are now recruiting an IT Infrastructure manager to lead the current IT team and to work closely with the Head of Technology. The company has ambitious growth plans with ICT as a core of business change and represents a tremendous personal growth opportunity for the right professional.

Role Profile:

As ICT Infrastructure Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that all McHale ICT, including infrastructure, cloud and application platforms are adequately supported. You will work closely with the Head of Technology and will be responsible for managing McHale’s IT support staff as well as assist in making strategic IT decisions. Please note, these tasks are provided as a guide and you may be required to perform additional duties in addition to these tasks.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Service Desk Management

  • Log and track all incidents and requests on the Service desk system using ITIL based processes, providing regular updates to the customer and ensuring that support staff is adequately doing the same.
  • Provide management and guidance for IT support of desk-based computer hardware and software, diagnosing and solving issues and escalating to external support where required.
  • Provide 2nd line of application support across all business systems, diagnosing and solving basic application issues and routing/escalating to applications support as needed.
  • Work with IT staff to ensure business needs are met and a consistent IT service is delivered to the customer.
  • Maintain a knowledge base of reoccurring issues & their associated fixes.
  • Work with application development team internally and external application providers to ensure consistent service delivery.

Ongoing Support

  • User admin including Active Directory admin, password resets, network drive mapping and any other tasks as required
  • Carry out IT installations, implementations, configuration & roll outs & other technical duties as required.
  • Provide basic support for onsite Phone System (PBX).
  • Manage quarterly Security Awareness campaigns in line with business requirements.
  • Manage security of all IT systems, applications, infrastructure, and data governance including but not limited to GDPR.

Team Lead

  • Manage, develop, and train IT infrastructure staff. Perform staff reviews and appraisals.
  • Work with and develop IT support staff in regards networking, virtualisation, Active directory, Office 365, Security, data communication links and other infrastructure services as required.

Manage Change

  • Advise the Head of Technology of any planned IT Changes and assist in providing ideas for improvements that can be made both through IT Processes and new technology.
  • Manage all IT change requests and ensure proper release management processes are followed to reduce business risks.
  • Manage ongoing updates and upgrades of infrastructure and systems as required.
  • Carefully project manage major IT changes in line with project management principles.
  • Produce and maintain technical and procedural documentation as required.

Administration

  • Carry out daily operational tasks, user administration, housekeeping tasks and system monitoring to ensure the effective operation of IT systems and facilities.
  • Manage purchasing of hardware and software, renewals and support agreements with 3rd party vendors and managing POs and GRNs through the ERP system.
  • Manage and update Service Catalogue and asset register within Service Desk system.
  • Regular reporting to the business and the IT function of plans and progress of projects.
  • Manages relationships with 3rd parties by monitoring their performance and ensuring their performance meets expectations. Maintain 3rd Party contracts list in service desk.
  • Develop, implement and ensure compliance of all relevant IT policies and governance across the company, including proper licence management.
  • Ensure all systems and infrastructure are within vendor support levels.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to support IT software and systems.
  • Provide training on McHale software and systems to internal and external users

Person Specification

Educational Requirements & Experience

  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent.
  • Certification with Microsoft Technologies preferred.
  • 10 years IT experience with 5 in IT management in a hands-on capacity.
  • Experienced in ERP solutions (Preferred Syspro).
  • Strong background in Infrastructure, Service Delivery, IT Operations, Desktop technical support and Vendor Management, LAN and WAN.
  • Experienced in data security and implementing IT and user policies.
  • Proven Track record delivering excellent customer service technical support – strong problem-solving background.
  • Understanding business processes especially in manufacturing and supply chain.

Key Technical Skills

  • 3rd Line Business Application support
  • Demonstrable VMware/Hyper-V skills
  • Office 365 and Azure Expertise
  • Experience in ERP Solutions
  • PowerShell Scripting
  • SQL Support
  • Basic Development Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Networking and Network Security Experience
  • SAN Storage and Backup expertise
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Active Directory
  • PC and Printer Hardware
  • Microsoft Office Productivity Tools
  • Server Administration

Other Key Skills

  • Management and supervisory skills
  • Team building skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to translate technical issues and concepts into business language.
  • Regular and timely communication of request/incident status

Company Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Learning, development, and career progression opportunities.
  • Opportunity to join a rapidly growing international company in a key management role.
  • A positive & collaborative working environment.
  • Company subsidized Healthcare Insurance for employee and family.
  • Company pension scheme available.
  • Subsidized canteen & onsite parking.

Interested Candidates should send their CV and cover letter to HR: jobs@mchale.net 

Please put McHale IT Infrastructure Manager in the subject line of your email.

Should you have any questions in relation to the role please contact Human Resources on+353 94 95 20352

 
Electronic Technician
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Title: Electronic Technician

McHale is seeking to recruit an Electronic Technician to participate in the on-going development; design, testing and repairing of electronic control systems used on the McHale range of agricultural machinery. This is a permanent full-time position based within our facility in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manufacturing and testing of wiring harnesses and electronic hardware for McHale products.
  • Diagnose and repair of faults in electronic hardware returned under warranty from customers.
  • Communicate with customers and service personnel to debug and address electronic issues in the field.
  • Ongoing updates of documentation and repair logs.
  • Lab testing of complete McHale product electronic control systems.
  • Liaise with electronic and mechanical design engineers to create technical electronic specifications for various products and equipment.
  • Build prototype wiring harnesses to facilitate machine testing.
  • Provide technical assistance to mechanical design engineers as required.
  • Responsible for ongoing production support – fault finding and on the spot repair of electronic equipment to keep the production line running.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of 12-volt electronic systems.
  • Must be capable of carrying out tasks with high levels of attention to detail.
  • An innovative mind-set with a self-motivated drive for perfection.
  • Experience with agricultural machinery is an advantage but not essential.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills.


Candidate Qualifications:

  • Leaving cert.
  • Extra qualifications beneficial but not necessary.
  • Experience in similar roles very advantageous.

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

Should you have any questions in relation to the role please contact McHale on +353 94 95 20352