Engineer Electrical Controls

About Us:


As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand.  Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.


STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, ambitious Electrical Engineer at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


Position highlights include:

  • Competitive Compensation with multiple bonus opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability
  • Pension Plan & 401k with employer match
  • Vacation, Sick, & Paid Holidays

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the assembly department with design, debugging, troubleshooting and continual improvement of production assembly equipment and methods.
  • Programs, configures and develops sequence of operation for PLC programs on new and existing assembly equipment.
  • Completes electrical, pneumatic, hardware and software control design for new and existing assembly workstations, auto stations and light automation machines.
  • Conducts analysis of and implements vision-based monitoring systems.
  • Recommends, designs and implements techniques that enhance design performance, reduce cost and improve assembly processes and quality.
  • 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.
  • Manages multiple engineering projects simultaneously with limited supervision within defined timelines.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as required.
  • Provides 24-hour emergency engineering support via on-call or on-site assistance as required.


  • Associates degree in Electrical or Electronics design or repair.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred).


Minimum of 5 years' experience with the following in a high-volume manufacturing environment:

- PLC & HMI Programming (Siemens S7 200 & S7 300 PLC preferred.

- Electrical schematic drawings (AutoCAD Eplan or similar)

- Electrical panel design and build

- Pneumatic design and build- Vision systems deployment

- Participation and knowledge of quality systems and lean manufacturing and initiatives.

- Proficient work experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications.

- Programming of FANUC robots (preferred).

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach