Technical Documentation Specialist/Writer

McHale is an export driven manufacturer of agricultural grass-line machinery, located in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. A world leader in agricultural machinery, McHale’s specialist range can be seen working in over 55 countries across six continents.


McHale is currently recruiting for a Technical Documentation Specialist/Writer to assist in compiling and reviewing technical manuals and other associated publications at our R&D department.

This is a permanent position, based on site in our Ballinrobe office reporting into the R&D Manager.



  • Compile and continually update technical publications to the required style guidelines.
  • Explain complex information, using images and illustrations in a clear and concise manner.
  • Capture and edit images and illustrations to explain complex tasks using in-house software.
  • Manage the flow and release of documents on our database and online portals.
  • Prioritise workflow of documentation updates in a timely and orderly fashion.
  • Co-ordinate and manage translation and review process in various languages.



  • 2-3 years’ experience in the design and compilation of technical documentation.
  • Proficient in an authoring software package, like Adobe FrameMaker, or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • A basic working knowledge of engineering drawings and electronic controls.
  • Experience in 3D design (CAD) and illustration packages is desirable.
  • Excellent IT skills and a willingness to learn new software packages.
  • Flair for design, with excellent attention to detail in every aspect of the job.



  • Competitive salary.
  • Company subsidized Healthcare Insurance for employee and family.
  • Company Pension scheme available.
  • A positive and collaborative working environment in a fast-paced and growing company.
  • In-house training and mentoring by experienced R&D Engineers.
  • A modern R&D facility with state-of-the-art technologies and systems to support your work.
  • Flexible and diverse working environment, where critical thinking is encouraged.
  • A continuous learning and development working culture.
  • Subsidized canteen.


Interested candidates, please submit CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting “Technical Documentation Specialist/Writer ” in the subject line of the email.

Alternatively, phone 094 95 20396 for more information.