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Engineer - Assembly Process



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, passionate Assembly Process Engineer to join our team at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach!

This individual will develop new methods, techniques and improvements for all areas of production, including assembly, vibration welding, subassembly and polymers.


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

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Researches and designs new methodologies and techniques to improve quality of product, error proofing, speed of production lines and cost-effectivness of production methods.
  • Recommends and implements methods, techniques and technologies to reduce downtime, and improve quality.
  • Improves completed products and assures they are assembled correctly and meet set standards of quality within set task times.
  • Provides sound engineering practices to solve problems and complete assigned tasks thoroughly within required timelines.
  • Documents all study findings and develops systems to track and record process changes.
  • Performs testing and critical evaluation of all finished product for engineering changes.
  • Makes and implements recommended changes based on evaluations and findings.
  • Creates engineering designs and builds or modifies equipment based on such designs.
  • Tests and debugs; follows through on designs, assemblies, process improvements and error proofing equipment as a result. Develops, evaluates, and improves assembly and subsequent operations manufacturing methods. Plans, schedules, and conducts tests and analyses on samples of completed parts.
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Manages multiple engineering projects simultaneously with limited supervision within defined timelines.
  • Provides 24-hour emergency engineering support via on-call or on-site assistance as required.
  • Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design to ensure efficient production methods. Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions. Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.
  • 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 Electrical engineering or related discipline.
  • 7 to 10 years of related experience.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach