Mechatronics Technician


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 our corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA!


This individual will repair, maintain and install various types of electromechanical machinery and control systems. This position works closely with higher grade technicians to resolve difficult or unusual problems. They will implement other projects related to plant maintenance and equipment preventive maintenance as required.


Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation Starting at $41.26 an hour
  • 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.
  • Identifies trouble areas and determines corrective action.
  • Observes electro-mechanical and hydraulic devices in operation.
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts or to locate and adjust wiring, tooling, fittings, etc that do not reconcile to schematics and drawings.
  • Sets up and programs and troubleshoots advanced control systems.
  • Performs preventive maintenance to maintain equipment within manufacturer specifications.
  • Disassembles equipment as required to replace defective components and return to an operational condition.
  • Assists with lower level technicians, setting priorities and providing training as needed.
  • Understands and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
  • Completes work in compliance with ISO 14001 and 9000, forklift training, and other safety training courses as prescribed.
  • 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.
  • 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 a plus.
  • 7 to 10 years related experience.
  • 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 motion control and robots, able to program in S7 Graph, LAD and CSF.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach