Lab Technician


As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking a Lab Technician who is passionate about handheld outdoor power equipment to join our Quality Assurance Team at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach!


As a STIHL Inc. Lab Technician, this individual will perform laboratory testing on materials, parts, and products to determine acceptable standards of performance. They will record and file all test documentation in a retrievable format for future use in tests and other comparisons and establish correlation with audit data when necessary.



Position highlights include: 

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

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•    Sets-up mechanical and/or metallurgical testing devices and apparatus in accordance with engineering specifications, established or standard procedures, or other special instructions.
•    Mounts and secures models or integral components on test devices and processes test procedures in prescribed sequence.
•    Notes and records performance data for evaluation.
•    Calls attention to deviations or variations from required test specifications and instructions.
•    Prepares reports of test data for evaluation.
•    Makes constructive recommendations as to product performance, malfunctions, failures or breakdowns.
•    Assists with technical analysis and evaluation of new or revised parts, materials, and products.
•    Responds to procedural problems or technical questions by quality technicians or less experienced laboratory technicians with respect to quality, procedures, or test operations.
•    Assists Laboratory Specialist in the preparation of layout drawings and schematic diagrams of mechanical testing devices.
•    Performs test equipment maintenance, calibration, and testing, as required.
•    Investigates new equipment or revision to existing equipment to better analyze materials, parts, or product.
•    Proceeds with minimum supervision and direction on regular test assignments, working closely with other departments on test projects.
•    Maintains data base and standard reports for material, parts, product or testing equipment documentation.
•    Provides written and oral reports on a regular or ad hoc basis. All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
•    Assumes additional related duties as assigned.


  • High school degree or equivalent plus additional formal training in metrology, metallurgy, or similar discipline.
  • 5 years of experience in quality assurance, metrology, metallurgy or similar discipline.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency. CMM programming proficiency (metrology lab only). Frequent standing, occasional walking or sitting.
  • Occasional using of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reaching with hands and arms, and stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach