Engineer Quality

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 Quality Engineer to join Team STIHL in our Virginia Beach, VA location! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


Company Benefits Include:

  • Multiple bonus opportunities with potential annual merit increases
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center for employees and family members
  • Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Fully vested after 5 years Pension Plan
  • 401k Plan with employer match
  • Vacation, & Sick time with 11 paid holidays

About You

This individual will plan, implement, and coordinate activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for production processes, materials, products, and parts. To lead and participate in the development and maintenance of quality initiatives, projects, or certifications essential to the successful operations of STIHL.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation.
  • Devises sampling procedures and designs and develops forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
  • Establishes programs to evaluate precision and accuracy of production equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical equipment and facilities.
  • Develops and implements methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and devises methods to assess cost and responsibility.
  • Compiles and writes training material and conducts training sessions on quality activities.
  • Coordinates and reports on achievement and maintenance of quality certifications.
  • Participates and coordinates internal and external audits of STIHL processes, ensuring smooth and successful outcome of audits.
  • Develops and generates statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc. and recommends action as required.
  • Maintains currency with respect to technical skills by attending training classes, special technical and administration courses, seminars, exhibits and trade shows as needed.
  • 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 related discipline, preferably Mechanical Engineering. 4 plus years of related experience.
  • Proficient in using systematic techniques, quality tools, and methodologies. E.g 5 WHY, 8D, APQP, FMEA, Control Plans, Process flow, etc.
  • Proficient in process control, APQP, PPAP, SPC, control plans, PFMEA, CP & Cpk, and MSA Studies.
  • Proficient analytical skills (problem solver) with ability to diagnose root cause and influence sustainable actions.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to lead and take on tasks independently or with minimum supervision.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach