Mechatronics Technician - Assembly


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


This individual will repair, maintain, and install various types of electromechanical machinery including mechanical equipment and control systems. This position gets direction from the Unit Manager to resolve difficult or unusual problems. They will implement other projects related to plant maintenance and equipment preventive maintenance as required and participate in the work supervision of Maintenance Technicians.


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

  • Performs complex tasks required to maintain equipment functionality and minimize downtime.
  • Uses advanced knowledge of PLC/CNC/HMI and motion control and robot software to troubleshoot equipment and make repairs.
  • Uses advanced knowledge of PLC to perform programming functions as required.
  • Examines machine components to detect imperfections.
  • Inspects questionable components to determine changes in dimensional requirements as shown on drawings, blueprints and/or documentation.
  • Adjusts and/or install special functional parts of machines, devices and control instruments.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts. Sets up and programs and troubleshoots advanced control systems.
  • Acts in a supervisory role with lower level technicians, setting priorities and providing training.
  • Assists Unit Manager in the drawing of control system and mechanical schematics, as well as part identification and ordering.
  • Completes work in compliance with ISO 14001 and 9000, forklift training, and other safety training courses as prescribed.
  • Suggests and implements equipment improvements to increase operational efficiency.
  • Must be available for emergency service during off hours.
  • Maintains appropriate level of technical and professional skills by attending training classes, seminars, exhibits, and trade shows as needed.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as needed.


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years related experience.
  • Completion of certified apprenticeship program preferred.
  • Performs work under general supervision.
  • Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic maintenance and equipment integration.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic blueprints, drawings and documentation.
  • Advanced training in PLC/CNC/HMI and motion control and robots, able to program in S7 Graph, LAD and CSF.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach