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


This individual will under general direction, responsible for complex operations and duties in production. They will track equipment performance and adjusts setups, calibrations, and alignments.  They will be responsible for solving problems requiring more extensive knowledge and experience. They will also perform technical tasks that contribute to the planning and execution of engineering projects. Typical Duties are similar to that of Engineer, however is qualified with a certification rather than an engineering degree.


Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation starting at $42.01 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 design, repair and modify new or existing equipment.  Evaluates, develops and tests equipment functionality for desired assembly or test purposes.
  • Uses advanced knowledge of various industrial programing software platforms to commission, develop, implement and repair systems such as Siemens PLC & HMI, Fanuc robotics, Festo servos, Safety PLC systems, Vision systems, DC drivers and leak testers. Updates, backs-up and restores software as needed.
  • 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.
  • Acts in a supervisory role with lower level technicians, setting priorities and providing training.
  • May work in collaboration with local and international engineering teams.

  • Provide project cost and time line analysis in detailed written format, tracks project costs and timelines.

  • Completes work in compliance with ISO 14001 and 9000, forklift training, and other safety training courses as needed.

  • Suggests and implements equipment improvements to increase operational efficiency.

  • Must be available for emergency service during off hours.

  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 7+ years related experience.
  • Maintains appropriate level of technical and professional skills by attending training classes, seminars, exhibits, and tradeshows as needed.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, maintenance and equipment design and integration. 
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic blueprints, drawings, and documentation.
  • Advanced training in PLC/HMI, motion control and robots, able to program in S7 Graph, LAD and CSF.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach