Mechanical Engineer Intern


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.

Project Outline:


STIHL Inc. has an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineering Intern in our Trimmer Line Department! 


Intern will support 3 major projects.

1) Effects of environmental conditions over time on trimmer line properties. 

2) In-line diameter measurement for extrusion.

3) Tension measurement in extrusion & quiet line forming.

Project Goals:


  • Complete scientific study on the effects of temperature and humidity over time on various sizes of trimmer line.  Develop PPT to summarize findings and present to stakeholders.
  • Support engineering team in designing and constructing mounting and housing equipment after successful prototyping for in-line measurement system.
  • Design and help integrate, with support of engineering and maintenance, a tension measurement system for each winding position of the 3 skein extruders.

Preferred Qualifications:


Prefer mechanical engineering focus (or similar).  Bonus if candidate has prior design experience. Minimum 2.5 GPA.


Preferred Candidate Qualities

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good project management skills

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach