Maintenance Technician


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, passionate Maintenance Technician to join our Assembly Maintenance team at our corporate headquarters in VA Beach, Virginia! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


This individual will repair, maintain, and install various types of electromechanical machinery and control systems. They will work with various Maintenance Team Leaders and Engineers to integrate auxiliary equipment with other machinery and to help in other areas as needed. They will also implement other projects related to plant maintenance and equipment preventive maintenance as required.


Position highlights include:

  • Competitive compensation starting at $38.47 an hour with multiple bonus opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability  
  • Pension Plan & 401k with employer match 
  • Vacation, Sick, & Paid Holidays  

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs complex tasks required to maintain equipment functionality and minimize downtime.
  • Uses knowledge of PLC/CNC/HMI and motion control software to troubleshoot equipment and make repairs.
  • Uses knowledge of PLC to perform programming functions as required.
  • Uses knowledge of electromechanical skills in the construction, modification and maintenance of equipment.
  • Uses experience and judgment to determine the best course of action to maintain equipment functionality.
  • Performs preventive maintenance to maintain equipment within manufacturer specifications.
  • Provides guidance and training to lower level technicians.
  • Disassembles equipment as required to replace defective components and to return it to an operational condition.
  • Works alone with no direct supervision.
  • Must be available for emergency service during off hours.
  • Completes work in compliance with ISO14001 and 9000 and performs duties safely and conscientiously.
  • 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.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years related formal training in engineering or related field.
  • Certified apprenticeship graduation in Mechatronics, Electronic or Mechanical Technician preferred.
  • 7 years related experience.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic maintenance and equipment integration.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic blueprints, drawings and documentation.
  • Training in PLC/CNC/HMI and motion control software.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach