Dairymaster, the Irish dairy manufacturer that exports worldwide, is set to create 20 jobs at its main office in Causeway, Co Kerry next year.

The new  jobs will be spread across marketing, engineering, manufacturing, R&D and veterinary science. This follows an expansion of the company’s facilities in Kerry earlier this year.

To support its Engineering & Manufacturing operations Dairymaster is planning to hire Design Engineers, Quality and LEAN Engineers, Building Design Engineers, Material Engineers and also some Dairy Technical Support Engineers. On the customer relations and marketing front they are hiring International Sales & Marketing executives, with Japanese and Russian language skills, a Marketing Executive to operate in the UK, Sales Support Executives, Web Developers and Marketing Technologists as well as Technical Communications Engineers who will focus on the producing manuals that its farming customers can use.

For its R&D operations Dairymaster wants Milk Cooling Product Specialists, Data Scientists, Animal Computing Scientists and a Veterinarian.

“We are making this announcement at Christmas quite deliberately,” said Dr Edmond Harty, CEO & Technical Director Dairymaster in a statement this morning.

“With so many people home for the holidays, we think this is a great opportunity for them to learn of roles that match their skills available for them here in Ireland. Not only that but they’re in the incomparable County of Kerry – meaning beautiful countryside, low cost of living and no traffic jams.”

“Just the list and breadth of the roles we are seeking to fill will give you an idea of the range of work we undertake,” added Harty. “Our national and international reputation means that we are always looking for the world class performers. We’re recruiting the cream for the best in dairy.”

This is the 4th time Dairymaster has conducted a festive recruitment campaign and each year it has proved successful in attracting high quality people to their operations.

Founded in 1968, Dairymaster has developed some of the most efficient equipment for milking cows. It exports its products to more than 40 countries and manufactures 95 per cent of its products at its Causeway base.

Harty was voted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and represented Ireland at the world event earlier this year in Monaco.

Updated at 9.15am.