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Manufacturing Engineer - Project Coordinator (Relocate to Virginia Beach)


Seeking a Manufacturing Engineer (Project Coordinator) who will be responsible for the design of innovative production lines for STIHL’s US based manufacturing group which supplies 50% of the products sold globally!

Company Highlights:

  • Recognized leader - Rated #1 in our industry
  • Growth - Recently finished a state- of- the- art mega expansion (2 Million + Sq. Ft.). CHECK IT OUT VIRTUAL PLANT TOUR
  • Stability – Located in Virginia Beach since the early 70’s, our organization has NEVER had a layoff!  CHECK IT OUT  VIRGINIA BEACH AREA!
  • Awesome products – What is cooler than engineering and manufacturing outdoor power equipment?

Position Highlights:

  • Visibility – Liaison to STIHL’s R&D, Manufacturing and Leadership team at all times.
  • Challenge – Lead and coordinate the design for all manufacturing aspects related to new product introductions and product life-cycle, starting with conceptual production line development, to production start up, product improvement implementation, to product phase out.
  • Investment – STIHL is dedicated to investing in ground-breaking technology/equipment to improve cost reductions and quality.

Position Responsibilities:

  • The individual will be responsible for manufacturing aspects of new product introductions and product lifecycle, starting with conceptual production line development, to production start up, product improvement implementation, to product phase out. 
  • The individual will be responsible for strategic planning and budgeting input for short, mid and long-term capital projects as well as coordination and support of international teams.
  • Project Coordination and continuous improvement project work in the areas of productivity improvements, lean manufacturing, labor reduction, cost savings and new manufacturing technologies.
  • The individual will conduct manufacturing/industrial engineering assignments to develop new methods, tooling and machine concepts, cost estimates, and/or to resolve engineering problems involved in manufacturing of standard parts or products.
  • Plans production lines, equipment layout and workflow, estimates routing times and labor requirements. 
  • Develops proposals for automation, mechanization, methods, special tooling, machine attachments, etc., for the purpose of cost reduction.


  • 4 year college degree is required, preferably in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or a related engineering discipline.
  • 3+ years of related launch engineering experience is required.
  • Experience working in a high volume manufacturing environment is required (OEM experience highly preferred).
  • Must be self-motivated and have excellent organizational skills.
  • German language skills are preferred, not required.


  • Industry experience in the following:  SAP, Six Sigma Black Belt, Plant Layout, Cost Savings, Value Stream, Product Life-cycle Management, Lean Manufacturing.





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.