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Supervisor, Quality Assurance (Relocate to Virginia Beach)


STIHL Inc. has an immediate opening for a Quality Assurance Supervisor!  As part of our Quality Engineering department, you will supervise the Quality Assurance function to assure all components, processes, and products will satisfy technical requirements. 

Position Highlights:

  • Stability – Work in one of the largest plastic injection molding groups on the East Coast!
  • State of the Art – Work with the latest, cutting edge measurement tools and technologies.
  • Opportunity – A successful professional will be provided a great opportunity to advance within the company!
  • Recognized leader - Rated #1 in industry and one of America’s Great Brands.
  • Cool Products – If you are into Power Equipment, what an opportunity to assist in procurement of components required to manufacture/sell cool products! 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Quality Assurance operations to assure all components, processes and products will satisfy technical requirements.
  • Serves as technical liaison with STIHL R&D Germany, suppliers and internal production operations to effectively resolve all issues, promote quality, productivity improvements and cost reduction.
  • Supervises operations to assure all quality planning, budgetary, procedural, legal, personnel and safety requirements are effectively applied.
  • Promotes process improvement through the successful application of management and quality tools.
  • Supervises employees through the development and deployment of performance strategies that increase employee productivity, quality and well-being.


  • 4 year degree, preferably in Engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related quality assurance experience, working within a high volume manufacturing environment is highly preferred.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Technical knowledge of materials, complex tooling and related processing equipment – quality planning, problem solving, material characterization, mechanical inspection and testing is required.
  • Skilled experience with basic quality tools – FMEA, APQP, PPAP, 8D, ISO9001 and 5S.
  • Prior quality assurance experience in a variety of manufacturing environments such as high volume assembly, plastic injection molding, CNC production machining etc; is preferred.





EOE/ Drug Free Workplace

*A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2017 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.