Set Up Technician

About Us

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 Administrative Assistant to join our team at STIHL's corporate headquarter in Virginia Beach, VA! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


Position highlights include:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability
  • Pension Plan & 401k with employer match
  • Vacation, Sick, & Paid Holidays
  • Competitive Pay with multiple bonus opportunities

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • •    In the absence of the supervisor, directs, supervises and coordinates machine set ups and operations requiring a broad knowledge of injection processes, plastic compounds and production engineering applications.
  • •    Functions as the shift lead to set up operators if applicable.
  • •    Organizes and assigns work to utilize available skills, knowledge and experience, labor hours, machines and tooling to the best advantages to obtain most favorable machining costs, quality and workmanship.
  • •    Coordinates production with Quality Assurance inspection activities related to work in process and first piece approvals.
  • •    Receives work orders from production schedules or verbal instruction from supervisor or Lead person and verifies proper tooling or mold requirements.
  • •    Selects proper tooling or mold and prepares materials needed for proper machine set up, testing and operation.
  • •    Inserts and secures required tools or molds to meet scheduled production, ensuring proper placement and setting and using manual or mechanical assistance to transfer tool or mold when necessary.
  • •    Operates machine to validated process settings and makes adjustments to speed, temperature, tool or mold setting, etc. to ensure product conformance with defined specification. 
  • •    Integrates required revisions to products or processes as necessary based upon inspection results.
  • •    Responds to machine operator questions regarding settings or changes to settings during machine production.
  • •    Performs basic preventative maintenance and cleaning on machines and molds to minimize the possibility of future machine downtime. 
  • •    Alerts supervisor and maintenance department of major machine problems.
  • •    Performs related assignments as requested.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus minimum 3 years related experience and/or training. 
  • Average score on basic skills and mechanical concepts test batteries.
  • Uses hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls. 
  • Reaches with hands and arms. Frequently stands, walks, stoops, kneels and crouches.
  • Lifts and/or moves up to 35 pounds frequently and lifts and/or moves with mechanized assistance up to 5 tons occasionally.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach