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Lead Person - Mechatronics


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 Lead Person - Mechatronics to join our Assembly Maintenance team at STIHL Inc. corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA!


This individual will organize and assign maintenance work. They will oversee and participate in the upkeep and repair of production equipment and fixtures, providing assistance to less experienced maintenance technicians and resolve difficult or unusual problems.


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

  • Organizes and assigns work to best utilize available skills, knowledge, experience, and labor hours.
  • Work will be assigned in such a manner as to ensure most efficient use of all resources while providing most favorable results of quality, workmanship and availability.
  • Participates in the design and testing of new machines and stations. Analyzes machine or fixture for malfunctions to expedite and coordinate corrective procedures.
  • Ensures minimal production down time due to equipment problems.
  • Maintains appropriate levels of labor in accordance with skill requirements, work levels and schedules, labor hour and training programs.
  • Uses technical expertise to determine solutions for equipment problems.
  • Schedules and supervises these and other repairs Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine actions required to maintain and repair machines and fixtures.
  • Determines equipment spare parts, analyzes and schedules preventative maintenance, Initiates equipment upgrades.
  • Develops specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draws or sketches design of product.
  • Reviews predictive and preventive maintenance services; ensures adherence to all standards including timing and quality of work.
  • Monitors production, work completion, and/or personnel performance to ensure proper repair / work order completion with respect to all quality standards.
  • Reviews work methods and recommends procedural or process changes to better accomplish department goals.
  • Responds to procedural problems or technical questions with respect to quality, operations, or other requirements.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as needed.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 10+ years related experience preferred. 2+ years related formal training preferred.
  • Performs work under minimal supervision.
  • Handles complex issues and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills
  • Frequent standing, occasional walking or sitting; 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