Metrology Quality Tech


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 Lab Technician to join our In Process 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 perform laboratory testing on materials, parts, and products to determine acceptable standards of performance. They will record and file all test documentation in a retrievable format for future use in tests and other comparisons. They will also establish correlation with audit data when necessary.


Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation starting at $31.68 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

  • Sets-up mechanical and/or metallurgical testing devices and apparatus in accordance with engineering specifications, established or standard procedures, or other special instructions.
  • Mounts and secures models or integral components on test devices and processes test procedures in prescribed sequence.
  • Notes and records performance data for evaluation.
  • Calls attention to deviations or variations from required test specifications and instructions.
  • Prepares reports of test data for evaluation.
  • Makes constructive recommendations as to product performance, malfunctions, failures or breakdowns.
  • Assists with technical analysis and evaluation of new or revised parts, materials, and products.
  • Responds to procedural problems or technical questions by quality technicians or less experienced laboratory technicians with respect to quality, procedures, or test operations.
  • Assists Laboratory Specialist in the preparation of layout drawings and schematic diagrams of mechanical testing devices.
  • Performs test equipment maintenance, calibration, and testing, as required.
  • Investigates new equipment or revision to existing equipment to better analyze materials, parts, or product.
  • Proceeds with minimum supervision and direction on regular test assignments, working closely with other departments on test projects.
  • Maintains data base and standard reports for material, parts, product or testing equipment documentation.
  • Provides written and oral reports on a regular or ad hoc basis.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience. Assumes additional related duties as assigned.


  • High school degree or equivalent plus additional formal training in metrology, metallurgy, or similar discipline.
  • 5 years of experience in quality assurance, metrology, metallurgy or similar discipline.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • CMM programming proficiency (metrology lab only).
  • Frequent standing, occasional walking or sitting.
  • Occasional 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