Are you looking for a job? Check out what the agri-sector has to offer

Are you recently graduated or looking to change your career path? A number of vacancies have just opened up in the agri-sector.

A number of positions are available across the sector, with various levels of requirements depending on the vacancy.

A full comprehensive list of the employment opportunities on offer in the sector is available on

Mechanical design engineer

Hi-Spec Engineering is looking to take on a mechanical design engineer for the agricultural and industrial sectors.

This is an opportunity for an individual to work with one of the leading agricultural machinery manufacturers in Ireland – with the main concentration of the business focusing on agricultural vacuum tankers, diet feeders and muck spreaders.

Responsibilities of this role include: producing 3D models and 2D fabrication drawings for customised machine orders; producing detailed specifications and designs based on customer requirements; and liaising with sales personnel and customers.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the agricultural machinery industry and have a diploma or degree level education in mechanical engineering. Those looking for more information or who are interested in applying are advised to click here.

Stores and distribution assistant

Farmer-owned co-operative Progressive Genetics has recently advertised a vacancy for a stores and distribution assistant.

The company claims to be a leading provider of: top-quality dairy and beef genetics; AI services; milk recording; and advisory support services to farmers in the Leinster, north-east and west of Ireland regions.

The successful candidate will be based in the company’s Enfield stores and they will be required to assist the distribution team during the spring sales season.

A good work ethic, thorough record keeping, positive attitude and ability to work with others are essential skills required for this role. More information about the role and details on how to apply are available here.

Milk recording support

A number of other roles are also available within Progressive Genetics. The co-operative is looking to looking to recruit technical support for its milk recording customers.

Responsibilities of the role include helping with SCC (somatic cell count) issues, interpreting data to support decision making on farms as well supporting the company’s milk recording field staff.

The right candidate must have good communication skills, an ability to understand farming issues, and an ability to adapt to the job at hand.

A strong knowledge of Irish dairy farming, an agricultural qualification or a strong history of performance would be an advantage if you thinking of applying for this position. More details are available here.

Sales support executive

As demand for its services continues to grow, Progressive Genetics is looking to recruit a sales support executive to its expanding team.

The right candidate will be expected to support the field sales team, as well as dealing directly with farmers. The successful candidate will be based in the company’s Enfield or Dublin offices.

This role will support the company’s sales team to deliver its range of solutions to farmers – these include: genetics; AI services; milk recording; heat detection; pregnancy testing; and more.

Again a strong knowledge of Irish dairy farming, an agricultural qualification or a strong history of performance would be an advantage when applying for this role.

Click here for more details about the vacancy.

Sales representative

A sales representative position has also become available with Progressive Genetics this month.

While dealing directly with farmers, the appropriate candidate will be expected to provide knowledge and advice on the company’s full range of products and services.

Those applying to the role should have good communication skills and be capable of building long-term relationships with potential customers.

The role will involve a combination of work in both the office and the field, with a considerable portion of time spent dealing directly with farmers.

If you are interested in finding out how to apply for this role click here.