Process Technician - Machining


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, detail-oriented Process Technician to join our Machining department at STIHL’s 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 production duties related to the process of machining. Also, this individual will assist in the completion of engineering assignments regarding new method development, designs, cost estimates and work processes.  This individual may assist in the overall planning, installation and maintenance of machining and its supporting functions in the department.


The position hours will be 7:00AM to 7:00PM or 7:00PM to 7:00AM. 


Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation starting at $38.01 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

  • Monitors daily production efficiency.  Ensures proper work order completion with respect to all quality and quantity standards.
  • Monitors daily production efficiency using BARCO system.  Ensures proper work order completion with respect to all quality and planning standards.
  • Coordinates and sets up machines, robots and other equipment performing necessary tests to ensure company compliance. Trains employees in the correct procedures for operation as needed.
  • Gathers information and history to establish trends and help solve problems.  Prepares summary reports for supervisors to evaluate
  • Provides feedback to engineering on status of work instructions and any corrections or improvements needed.
  • Coordinates and sets up machines, robots and other equipment and performs necessary tests to aid in production.  Trains and demonstrates to employees in the correct procedures for press operation, as needed. 
  • Assist in the training of employees in proper work methods for safe and efficient performance of job duties.
  • Maintains records, files and other documentation pertinent to assignments.
  • Develops technical skills by attending training classes, seminars, exhibits and trade shows.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent based on appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years related experience preferred.
  • Performs work under general supervision. Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Ability to process associated departmental equipment such as CNC machines, secondary equipment and various robots.
  • Ability to understand, modify, adjust, and reprogram associated departmental equipment controllers.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach