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Quality Engineer - Systems

Virginia Beach, VA

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We are seeking a Systems Engineer to plan, implement and coordinate activities concerned with development, application and maintenance of quality standards for production processes/systems, materials, products and parts.  Professional will lead and participate in the development and maintenance of quality system databases that are essential to the successful operations of STIHL.

Position Highlights:

  • Visibility – Professional will be involved with all aspects of the organization.  From the highest of decision makers to each vertical group, manufacturing, marketing, sales, finance, HR, etc…
  • Opportunity – The position is open due to a promotion, a successful professional in this role will be given the same opportunity to advance!

Position Responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of quality system Access databases that are essential to the successful operations of STIHL. 
  • Performs quality systems development in coordination with STIHL Germany pertaining to work standards, guidelines, programs and special projects.
  • Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing and evaluation.
  • Devises sampling procedures and designs.  Develops forms and instructions for recording, evaluating and reporting quality and reliability data.
  • Establishes programs to evaluate precision and accuracy of production equipment, testing and measurement of analytical equipment and facilities.
  • Develops and implements methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and devises methods to assess cost and responsibility.
  • Compiles and writes training material and conducts training sessions on quality activities.
  • Coordinates and reports on achievement and maintenance of quality certifications.  Participates and coordinates internal and external audits of STIHL processes, ensuring smooth and successful outcome of audits.
  • Develops and generates statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc.  Recommends action as required. 


  • BS Degree preferably in Computer Science or Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related will also be considered.
  • Advanced MS Access Database Experience.
  • Experience with Object Oriented programming (.Net, Visual Basic, C++, Etc...).
  • Desired experience with basic quality tools – FMEA, APQP, PPAP, 8D, ISO9001 and 5S.





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.