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Manufacturing Engineer - Project Coordinator

Job Details

STIHL Inc. is seeking a highly motivated, innovated, organized Manufacturing Engineer (Project Coordinator) who would be responsible for the design of innovative production lines for STIHL’s US based manufacturing group which supplies 50% of the products sold globally!


Company Highlights:

  • Recognized leader - Rated #1 in our industry
  • Stability – Located in Virginia Beach since the early 70’s, our organization has NEVER had a layoff! 
  • Awesome products – What is cooler than engineering and manufacturing outdoor power equipment?
To conduct advanced manufacturing engineering assignments to develop new methods, tooling and machine designs, cost estimates, and/or to resolve engineering problems involved in manufacturing of standard parts or products for assigned area of production.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • To coordinate/guide engineering/technical aspects of advanced manufacturing assignments and to obtaining/organizing technical data and analyzing to resolving complex problems.
  • Coordinates/leads the development, implementation and production release of new production lines/equipment as assigned.
  • Responsible for strategic planning and budgeting for short, mid and longterm capital projects.
  • Prepares and carries out approved recommendations to include tool redesign and alterations, change of material specifications, dimensions, methods, and routing information etc.
  • Through research of advanced technology, develops proposals for automation, mechanization, methods, special tooling, machine attachments, etc., for the purpose of cost reduction.
  • Prepares cost estimates involved in changing from present to new methods; estimates savings expected as the result of such change.
  • Plans equipment layout and workflow, estimates routing times and manpower requirements, sets up lines, and trains supervisors and managers in correct production procedures for new or vastly revised production operations.
  • Investigates various types of new machines and equipment with regard to versatility and diversification of production features required, prices, and other conditions involved.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations for management relative to purchase or lease of equipment.
  • Works closely with other departments, e.g. Production, Tooling, Purchasing, et al., to affect problem resolution or to respond to technical questions.
  • Maintains records, files, and other documentation pertinent to special and regular assignments performed.
  • Maintains currency with respect to technical and supervisory skills by attending training classes, special technical and administration courses, seminars, exhibits and trade shows as needed.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and production release of new production lines as needed. Coordinates the resolution of product line issues with STIHL D.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as required.
  • 4 year college degree in mechanical or industrial engineering or related discipline.
  • 6+ years of related experience.
  • German fluency preferred

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach