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Product Compliance Specialist - Engineer


In this role, you will assist with coordinating STIHL Inc.'s product compliance efforts, including compliance with industry standards, emissions and regulatory certification efforts.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Will work with the Product Compliance Manager to represent STIHL Inc. and STIHL Germany on ANSI, IEC and ISO standards committees.
  • Identify and maintain a list of applicable standards, regulations and laws that support STIHL products.
  • Create and maintain comparison lists of similar product standards identifying differences.
  • Assist with communications with the EPA, the California Air Resources Board, and other governmental agencies and standards organizations.
  • Provides technical assistance where needed and acts as technical liaison to Global STIHL Businessesd.
  • Provides guidance for product standard compliance related to public affairs issues and efforts.
  • Assume a leadership role on specific issues as assigned and work with all departments as needed.
  • Identify key certification issues and offer resolutions.
  • Acts as back-up for Manager, Product Compliance when needed.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as required.
External Specifications
  • 4 year degree in an Engineering discipline is highly preferred, (Mechanical Engineering etc.) or degree and relevant experience.    
  • 2+ years of related compliance/regulatory experience is preferred.
  • Prior experience using outdoor power equipment (OPE) in a professional setting or experience within the OPE industry is preferred; STIHL product knowledge is preferred.
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge related to small engines is preferred.
  • Strong oral, written, presentation and organizational skills are required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of tools.
  • Ability to accommodate occasional domestic/international travel is required.
  • German language skills are a nice to have.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach