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Electrical Engineer



As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, Electrical Engineer to join our Machine and Automation department at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach! This individual will develop a complete electrical schematic, sequence of operation, PLC program, vision system program, robotic equipment program.


Position highlights include: 
• Benefits – Competitive health insurance, compensation, 401K, bonuses, relocation assistance and PENSION!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees electrical hardware and software control design for new and existing assembly workstations, auto-stations, light automation machines, Creates electrical schematics, logic diagrams, layouts, wiring drawings, interface, electrical enclosure layout drawings, and bill of materials.    
  • Orders electrical components and units from suppliers and vendors.    
  • Supports the assembly, debugging and troubleshooting of new equipment.    
  • Programs, configures and develops sequence of operation for PLC program on new and existing assembly equipment.  Improves existing PLC program of equipment for better performance.    
  • Recommends and implements techniques that enhance design performance, reduce cost, and improve assembly process.    
  • Prepares reports and presentations for management evaluation.    
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.    


  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • 4 to 6 years experience in concept and design of assembly equipment, automation machines or related equipment.
  • Knowledge and hands-experience in design, installation and troubleshooting of PLC controls. 
  • Experience in the following:
    • Electromechanical system design, and testing. Also Stepper motors, servomotors, and leak test equipment.
    • Vision systems, sensors and machine safety products.
  • Robotics experience is a plus
  • Intermediate computer skills using MS Word, Excel, Power Point required; 

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach