Looking for a new challenge or a career kick-start?

Several exciting new job opportunities are available in the agri-sector right now.

If you’re looking for a new challenge, or to kick-start a career, take a look through these vacancies and see if any of them might suit you.

To learn more about these jobs and others (including how to apply for them), visit AgriRecruit.


A farm enterprise in Co. Tipperary is seeking a herdsperson.

Key responsibilities in this role would include animal health and welfare.

Accommodation will be provided for the successful candidate. Click here for more information

Embedded software engineer

Machinery manufacturer McHale is looking for an embedded software engineer with two to three years experience.

Key responsibilities will include: designing and implementing software of embedded devices and systems; analysing, monitoring and enhancing the efficiency and stability of embedded systems; and reviewing and recommending improvements to existing system designs.

Applicants should have experience of software design in embedded systems and experience with hardware/software debugging equipment, among other experience. Click here for more information

Technical support engineer

McHale also has a position available for a technical support engineer at its headquarters in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

The role will concentrate on responsive and effective technical support to importer, dealer and customer networks through a variety of communication channels.

Experience within the agricultural or construction sector is essential, ideally in the operation and maintenance of equipment. Click here for more information

Technical service engineer

Mullingar-based agri-tech company Efficient Farm Systems (EFS) is recruiting a technical service engineer for the southeast region to help in the installation and service support of barn feeding and cleaning products.

A third-level qualification in a relevant field is a must, and full training will be provided.

The ideal candidate would be seasoned and have relevant experience, and would be from a farming background, though this is not essential. Click here for more information

Consultative sales position

EFS is also looking to recruit a consultative sales position for Co. Cork.

A third level qualification in agriculture, business, marketing or a similar discipline will be necessary, and full training will be provided.

As with the previous job, the ideal candidate would be seasoned and have relevant experience, and would be from a farming background, though this is not essential. Click here for more information

Assistant agricultural inspectors

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has vacancies for assistant agricultural inspectors.

The successful candidates will become members of the agricultural inspectorate team.

The applicants should have a qualification at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications in agricultural science. Click here for more information

Agricultural Consultant

Phillip Farrelly and Company has a vacancy for a junior agricultural consultant position in the eastern region.

The job will involve working as part of the company’s agronomy team across various projects, providing advice and recommendations on land use and agricultural land management.

Job requirements include, among others: an agricultural science degree (or related discipline), a full, clean driving licence; and the employee’s own reliable transport. Click here for more information

Farm Manager

A role of farm manager has come available in the Mullingar, Co. Westmeath area.

Responsibilities include, among others: overall responsibility for managing farm resources; feeding cattle and ensuring consistent mix using a diet feeder; and ensuring animal welfare, hygiene and general herd health.

The applicant must be a hands-on person who enjoys getting involved in all aspects of the operation; have a high attention to detail; and have the ability to see things through. Click here for more information

Dairy Herd Assistant

A 120-cow dairy herd in Co. Cork is looking for an assistant.

The applicant should be able to work on their own initiative; and be reliable, trustworthy and enthusiastic.

The candidate should also have experience in milking, feeding, calf rearing and animal welfare skills. Click here for more information

Sales Consultants

Animal health solutions and advisory company AHV International is looking for a number of sales consultant roles.

The company has four such positions available, one each for counties Galway, Meath, Cork and Clare.

The jobs will entail providing advice and guidance to dairy farmers and customers on AHV concepts; maintaining established accounts and ensuring ongoing business delivery and growth opportunities are realised; and achieving all revenue and client retention targets.

If this job has piqued your interest, than click on one of the following links to find out more: GalwayMeathCorkClare.

Sales Representative

Howard Farms in Co. Cork is looking for a sales representative to advise and service existing and new clients.

Howard Farms supplies a range of animal feeds, fertiliser, agrochemical and animal nutrition products to dairy, beef and tillage farms.

The employer will supply a company vehicle for the successful candidate. Click here for more information