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Facilities Engineer (Relocate to Virginia Beach)

Virginia Beach, VA

Experienced Hands on Facilities Engineer needed for the Manufacturing Facility of America’s # 1 Selling Brand* of Power Equipment!

If you are a passionate Facilities Engineer who loves outdoor power equipment and enjoys hands on design and ever changing projects, come join our  1 Million + Sq. Ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility!

We are seeking a degreed facilities engineer to assist in planning, directing, and coordinating activities concerned with design, re-construction, modification, and maintenance of equipment and machinery related to this 90 acre manufacturing facility.

Position highlights include:

  • GrowthNewly created position due to the growth and success of this STIHL plant.  Plant produces over 50% of products sold globally. 
  • VisibilityWork directly with STIHL’s senior management and executive team on updates and new capital investments.
  • Responsibility Responsible for all facilities engineering decisions. Check the facility out: VIRTUAL PLANT TOUR
  • Location: Check it out:  VIRGINIA BEACH AREA!


  • Participates in projects involving building maintenance, repairs and improvements including equipment related to compressed air systems, HVAC systems, energy systems, electrical systems and process water systems. Participation includes design, design review, attending meetings, investigating and applying engineering principles.
  • Performs inspections and surveillance of outside Contractor work when related to maintaining facilities equipment/building systems.
  • Assists in the development and executes requirements related to facilities projects, facilities systems that support production, special projects, construction management and utilization of outside Contractors.
  • Provides expertise on matters relating to building code requirements, industry requirements, equipment application, established standards and regulations.
  • Leads the design, installation and commissioning of plant facilities, plant utilities and associated control systems.
  • Develops, implements and manages a utility plan to ensure an adequate supply of electrical power, compressed air, process water, HVAC, chilled water, etc.
  • Reviews and recommends ways to minimize energy usage so as to operate facilities in a more cost effective manner.
  • Inspects buildings and facilities infrastructure to ascertain their condition and state of readiness. Support this effort by documenting the condition, deficiencies, recommendations and estimated cost of repairs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) certification highly preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in facilities engineering preferred.
  • Performs work under minimal supervision. Handles complex issues and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Access. CAD skills, ability to update engineering drawings using AutoCAD, SolidWorks, etc., is desired.





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.