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At McHale, we strongly believe in creating an environment which fosters creativity and teamwork, where people can fully realise their true potential, allowing them to develop cutting edge agricultural solutions in line with worldwide customer needs.

With over 35 years’ worth of combined experience, today McHale is working harder than ever, to innovate, design and build the best products for a fast-changing world with a growing population.

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An environment which fosters creativity & teamwork

Who we look for


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.
  • Individuals with excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • People with an appetite for continuous learning and development within a team environment.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team then contact us at [email protected]. Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

Why choose McHale

Company Benefits


McHale offers a complete and competitive package of benefits that demonstrates how much we care for employees and their families through every stage of life. We reward performance and hard work and offer life-long career growth opportunities.

  • 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

Featured Job

MIG Welder

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.

    • Work in a well organised welding environment and 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.
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Current Job Vacancies at McHale

Agricultural Field Technician

Location: UK

Title: Agricultural Field Technician

Agricultural Field Technician

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

McHale is seeking to recruit an Agricultural Field Technician for the UK market. This is a permanent, full-time position. Salary negotiable depending on sectoral experience.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsive and effective technical support to our Dealer and Customer networks.
  • A hands-on approach using your technical and practical knowledge to support these networks.
  • Carry out product demonstrations as and when required.
  • Provide support in the set up and attend trade exhibitions.
  • Working as part of a team to provide efficient and effective technical support.
  KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Needs to be highly self-motivated with excellent enthusiasm for agricultural machinery.
  • Experience in a busy agricultural service department/workshop.
  • Excellent understanding of hydraulics and electrics.
  • Excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills.
  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 cover letter to [email protected] quoting "Agricultural Field Technician" in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

Stores Person

Location: McHale, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Title: Stores Person

Spare Parts Stores Person McHale is currently recruiting for a Spare Parts Stores Person. This is a permanent position reporting to the Inventory Manager.
  KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Picking and packing customer spare parts daily orders, shipping via multiple courier systems (DHL, UPS, DPD).
  • Preparing large customer stock orders for shipment with machine loads.
  • Prioritizing picking sequences during busy season.
  • Co-ordinating and confirming deliveries and expediting urgent parts.
  • Stock taking, location auditing and general store work.
  KEY SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • Previous experience in a busy stores department is advantageous, preferably in Manufacturing.
  • Forklift driving experience desirable.
  • Dynamic team player and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation and the ability to take input from others and meet tight schedules
  • Agricultural background is desirable but not essential.
  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.
  • Subsidized canteen & onsite parking.
 

Interested candidates, please submit CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting "Spare Parts Stores Person" in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

Receptionist-Administrator

Location: McHale, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Title: Receptionist-Administrator

Receptionist-Administrator

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

McHale is currently recruiting for a Receptionist-Administrator. This is a permanent position, reporting to the HR Department. .
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Meeting and greeting visitors on arrival into the factory.
  • Ensure visitors are signed-in and direct them to the appropriate person and office.
  • Maintain factory security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk and access gates.
  • Managing the daily phone calls and enquiries to the factory. Distributing this information to the correct department and people.
  • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email.
  • Completing daily checklists for Production.
  • Placing orders and maintaining stationery stock.
  • Manage incoming & outgoing post.
  • Keep updated records of office expenses and costs
  • Other ad hoc general administrative work.
  KEY SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • Previous experience (minimum 2 years) in a reception administration role.
  • Excellent telephone manner and customer service skills.
  • Fluent English required.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office products required.
  • Hands-on experience with office equipment (e.g. scanners, laminators and printers).
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Customer service attitude
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  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.
 

This company is an equal opportunities employer, and this job description is not exhaustive.

Interested candidates, please submit CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting "Receptionist-Administrator" in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

Embedded Software Engineer

Location: McHale, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Title: Embedded Software Engineer

Embedded Software Engineer

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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Issue tracking and project management using ‘JIRA’ software.
  • Participate in design and code review process with other 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 skills.
  • Create daily documentation of software code changes including state chart 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.
  • Attend machinery trade shows and software test events.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in a scripting language such as Python is also an advantage but not essential.
  EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.
  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 cover letter to [email protected] quoting "Embedded Software Engineer " in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

UI Designer

Location: McHale, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Title: UI Designer

UI Designer

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 UI Designer to take ownership of our machine user interface design on our product software, mainly balers and wrappers. The successful candidate will design and implement user interfaces to maintain our reputation for easy-to-use and intuitive products for our customers. UI Designer responsibilities include gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements, building navigation components, and putting it all together to create intuitive user interfaces for our products. To be successful in this role, you should have experience with UI design and creation. Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our customers’ needs and help us grow our customer base.
UI/UX Designer key responsibilities include
  • Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with product managers, service engineers and end users.
  • Illustrating design ideas using story boards/user flows.
  • Designing graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs, buttons and putting it all together to create a complete user interface.
  • Developing UI mock-ups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how machine software could function.
  • Maintaining common UI designs across multiple software platforms and machine models.
  • Adhering to graphical guidelines (fonts, colours, resolution) as outlined in the ISOBUS 11783 standard.
  • Implementing graphical changes to application software using ISOBUS UI Designer software, TouchGFX and other graphic software frameworks.
  • Identifying and troubleshooting UX problems (e.g., display issues on ISOBUS tractor terminals).
  • Conducting design adjustments based on user feedback.
  • Create software documentation
  • Supplying graphical images to the Technical Writing Department for use in McHale literature.
  Requirements and Skills
  • Proven work experience as a UI Designer or similar role.
  • Experience with graphics editing software such as CorelDraw or PaintShop Pro.
  • Excellent attention to detail is crucial.
  • Agricultural Machinery knowledge is an advantage.
  • Experience of software design, particularly in embedded C/C++ is an advantage but not essential.
  • Knowledge of CAN bus systems and communication protocols is an advantage but not essential.
  • Good communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders.
  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 cover letter to [email protected] quoting "UI Designer " in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

Market Support - France

Location: France

Title: Market Support – France

Market Support - France

McHale is looking to recruit a self-motivated person to support their dealer network in France. The position is based in France full time. Initial training will be provided in Ireland and then on the job training and mentoring will be provided in both France and Ireland.

The job will involve dealing with the dealer network in France on a daily basis and also liaising with end users. This would be in the form of sales, technical support and product demonstrations. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person, to work with an established brand.
KEY CRITERIA
  • Fluent French
  • Agricultural background an advantage
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on ones own initiative
  • Reasonable technical ability (training provided)
  • Attention to detail and good report writing skills
   

Interested candidates, please submit CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting "Market Support - France " in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 95 20352 for more information.

CAREERS

Our Team

People at McHale

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.

Careers & Recruitment Related Features

2019 From time to time the FTMTA executive council presents a gold award to a person who has given a long or outstanding service to the association or the agricultural machinery industry. This award is open to all working FTMTA member firms and its staff. Peter Thomas Keaveney of the Irish Farmers Journal sat down with recent recipients, brothers Padraic and Martin McHale who picked up the prestigious FTMTA gold award at the show to discuss their road to success.

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