Engineering Change Analyst



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 Engineering Change Analyst to join our team at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach!


This individual will coordinate engineering changes from R&D or new product start-ups with affected departments in the US such as Production Planning, Supply Chain, Quality, Marketing, Purchasing etc., as well as, serve as area expert for the SAP system, including system improvements, customized transaction testing, and implementation of new modules.


Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation 
  • Extensive Benefits, such as health insurance effective within one month of start, multiple bonus opportunities, 401(k) with company match and PENSION!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads regular meetings informing other departments of current and incoming changes or projects; potential effective dates, testing and run dates and impact to current company processes.  
  • Serves as user expert for SAP projects such as system and process improvements, customized transactions, and implementation of additional SAP-modules.    
  • Analyzes engineering changes or new product documentation to determine appropriate Bill of Materials (B.O.M.), affected departments, and potential impact of the changes on current business processes.    
  • Receives technical information or changes from STIHL Germany.  Reviews documentation, corrects if necessary and initiates translation for departmental understanding. 
  • Manages creation of new parts in SAP, including component parts.  Manages new part procurement / production, prototype inventory, and release stats on parts availability.  
  • Manages alternative BOMs for active deviation permits to allow for the temporary substitution of a part
  • Manage deviations from “EC phase-in dates” from Germany, in order to ensure proper inventory use-up.    
  • Generates new material master data records and maintains existing records.
  • Generates new Bill of Materials (BOM’s) and maintains of existing records.
  • Create and manage BOM’s for Spare Parts
  • Maintains start of production (Serial Numbers) for Engineering Changes    
  • Serves as expert to US employees with regard to technical information on engineering changes from Germany.    
  • Maintains appropriate level of technical and professional skills by attending training classes, 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.    


  • 4 year college degree in related discipline preferred
  • 4 years of related experience
  • SAP proficiency required
  • Bilingual English/German preferred

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach