Kerry manufacturer Dairymaster creating 60 jobs for 2016

23 Dec 2015

The much-praised agricultural device manufacturer Dairymaster has announced that it is to run its biggest recruitment drive so far with 60 jobs needed to be filled in 2016.

Dairymaster certainly comes from ‘good stock’ having caught the eye of much of the Irish agriculture and tech community here in Ireland when its device, the Swiftflo Commander, was named as the winner of the National Ploughing Championships’ Innovation Awards.

The device is an aide for dairy farming and, once an entire processing system is installed throughout the milking facility, it can show real-time information for things such as milk yield, milking time and somatic cell count data on each cow.

Now, the company says it is looking to expand its operations significantly in order to move into the US and UK markets.

Dairymaster says that the 60 new jobs will be in a variety of roles including design, software, production, electronic engineering, mobile app development, service and installation and sales.

Passing the 400 employee mark

Dairymaster currently employs 360 people, the majority of whom are in in its global headquarters in Kerry as well as regional hubs in the UK and the US.

Speaking today at the launch of its latest recruitment drive, Dairymaster CEO Dr Edmond Harty said: “Dairymaster has ambitious plans for 2016. With this new recruitment drive we are very keen to get the right people into the right jobs to help us drive the company.

“These are top quality jobs with great prospects for the right people. This is our 3rd annual recruitment drive and our biggest yet. Traditionally we target experienced professionals returning home for Christmas and we will be doing that again this year while also looking to the Irish jobs market.”

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Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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