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Process Engineer - Machining


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 Process Engineer - Machining to join our team at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach!


This person will develop, maintain, and improve machining processes / machine concepts and technologies in a cost effective manner that meets or exceeds product requirements by applying generally accepted engineering methods pertaining to process, machine, and automation equipment.


Position highlights include: 
• Benefits – Competitive health insurance, compensation, 401K, bonuses, relocation assistance and PENSION!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for improving machine reliability, processes and cost reduction.
  • Support start-up of new machines and automations, troubleshooting of process issues.
  • Develops and updates CNC programs as required. Suggests drawing changes/corrections in collaboration with R&D (STIHLDE).
  • Supports resolving quality problems in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Support for project and process development of new parts or design changes as well as statistical planning during part development phase.
  • Investigation and design proposals for improving equipment performance and obtains data for development, standardization, and quality control.
  • Estimation of production times and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Communication with management, engineering, and other departments regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Planning and improvement of production results in regards to safety, quality, and scrap.
  • Supports training of machine operators/process technicians in process and machine operation.
  • Investigation and development of new production processes, quality inspection plans, work instructions and set-up standards.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as needed.


  • 4 year college degree, preferably in engineering, manufacturing or related discipline
  • 1+ years of related experience with machine tools, machining processes, automation equipment and materials

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach