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

John Moloney, Co Clare

Job Title: Research and Development Engineer | College: Limerick IT, Electrical Engineering

When did you start at McHale?

I started at McHale in September 2017. I ended up in the company having spent a few seasons in New
Zealand working with agricultural contractors. I also spent a harvest in America, as well as working for contractors in Ireland, so I have always had a big interest in agriculture and machinery.

With this in mind, I applied for a job at McHale in 2017, and started working as a test engineer on the production line before moving to the research and development (R&D) department in 2018.

What does your job entail?

My job entails working closely with the entire R&D department to develop the latest products and improve existing ones. I work standard hours but during the summer this could be longer. The job would involve working with other engineers on drawings and designs, while also making any modifications or implementing new changes to machines in the workshop before testing. Every day is different, as there are always changes and improvements to be made to the product line.

What are your favourite parts of the job?

My favourite part of the job is without doubt being involved in the latest designs and ideas, and working with like-minded people.

What are the greatest challenges in your job?

There are challenges in every job and for me I am in a busy area, so there is always something new to work on – which means that every day is different. However, for me this is what makes the role interesting.

Do you like your job?
Yes, McHale is a good company to work for, with lots of opportunities to grow and where hard work gets rewarded.

 


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

 

Events & Marketing Co-Ordinator
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Title: Events & Marketing Co-Ordinator

 McHale is an export driven manufacturer of agricultural grassline machinery, located in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. McHale products can be seen working in over 55 countries. McHale are looking to recruit a Events & Marketing Co-Ordinator. The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced, team driven environment.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execution of trade show and exhibition stands
  • Update our online systems including www.mchale.net.
  • Monitor & update our social media platforms.
  • Design & coordinate promotional material including brochures & videos.
  • Analyse, develop and execute our digital marketing campaigns.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure completion of projects.
  • Assist in the development & execution of the McHale brand guidelines.

 

KEY SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant degree qualification (minimum 2.1) or 2 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and strong closer, with multi-tasking ability
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to work off your own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Agricultural background is desirable but not essential.

 


COMPANY BENEFITS

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

 

Interested candidates, please submit CV and cover letter to jobs@mchale.net quoting Events & Marketing Co-Ordinatorin the subject line of the email. Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

 
Product Builder
Location: McHale, Head Office, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Title: Product Builder

Product Builder

McHale is an export driven manufacturer of agricultural grassline machinery, located in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. McHale products can be seen working in over 55 countries. McHale are looking to recruit a Product Builders for the Assembly Department. The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced, team driven environment.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working as part of a team in a well organised Assembly Department.
  • Unloading parts from conveyors & organising parts for assembly.
  • Assembling McHale products using specialised equipment.
  • Identify any quality issues.
  • Continuous improvement of standards in their workstation.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure smooth workflow.

 

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Mechanical background preferable.
  • Ability to read and follow operating procedures.
  • Ability to work off your own initiative.
  • Must be familiar with using mechanical tools.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be physically fit
  • Good time management skills
  • Good command of spoken English

 


COMPANY BENEFITS

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Learning, development, and career progression opportunities.
  • Company subsidized Healthcare Insurance for employee and family.
  • Company pension scheme available.
  • Subsidised canteen & onsite parking.
  • Well laid out workstation with all parts delivered before the start of the shift.

 

Interested candidates, please submit CV and cover letter to jobs@mchale.net quoting “Product Builder” in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

 

 
Dealer Support Technician
Location: Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Title: Dealer Support Technician

A position is available within the Service Department for a Dealer Support Technician.

The role will concentrate on responsive and effective technical support to our global Importer, Dealer and Customer networks.

  • Technical and practical knowledge, with a deep understanding of hydraulics and electrics are essential.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of equipment within the agricultural or construction sector including a third level qualification in Engineering is advantageous.

The candidate:

  • Will be working as part of a team to provide efficient and effective technical support.
  • Needs to be highly self-motivated with good enthusiasm for agricultural machinery.

An excellent remuneration package is available for the right candidate.

* Interested candidates, please submit CV to jobs@mchale.net *

Please quote “Dealer Support Technician” in the subject line of your email.

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

Welders

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

Due to continued success and growth, we are recruiting MIG Welders to join our team. Candidates should have experience in MIG welding or a willingness to be trained in this discipline.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work in a well organised welding environment.
  • Produce a scheduled daily number of assemblies using the rust-free steel supplied.
  • Use of the latest pulse welding technology, which improves the welding quality, while reducing splatter and cleaning.
  • Use production jigs for the easy 360-degree rotation & production of components.
  • Use lifting gear and stillages provided for easy movement of material.
  • Record all weld assemblies produced.
  • Follow documented welding procedures.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience of MIG welding desired or a willingness to be trained in this discipline.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good command of spoken English.
  • Ability to work off your own initiative.
  • Knowledge of robotic welding is an advantage but not essential, training can be provided.


Benefits

  • Air fed welding shields, delivering filtered air at all times.
  • Shields with 3M Speedglas for the quickest light adjustment and best eye protection.
  • Production jigs and lifting equipment to make work easier.
  • User friendly work scheduling system.
  • Well laid out work area with all parts delivered before the start of shift.
  • Competitive pay based on experience.
  • Learning, development, and career progression opportunities.
  • Company subsidised Healthcare Insurance for employee and family
  • Company pension scheme available.
  • Subsidised Canteen.
  • Onsite parking.

 

Interested candidates, please submit CV and covering letter to jobs@mchale.net quoting Welder in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.