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Engineering Team Lead – Machining & Guide Bar (Relocate to Virginia Beach)


Are you a technical engineering leader that is passionate about high volume, tight tolerance manufacturing? If so, we have an opportunity for a Team Lead, Engineering in our machining department that will organize and lead the engineering team that will develop, maintain, and improve machining processes, concepts and technologies in a cost effective manner that meets or exceeds product requirements.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, coordinates and guides Process Engineer team members in obtaining, organizing, and analyzing data used to resolve production issues.
  • Assists with candidate selection process and fosters environment of team growth and training.
  • Makes decisions on problem resolutions, technical improvements, equipment recommendations, work methods, impact on cost, quality and accuracy.
  • Coordinates the resolution of part or product solutions together with STIHL R&D located in Germany.  Makes corrections and update drawings together with the design department.  Resolves quality problems in collaboration with the quality assurance department. 
  • Investigates design proposals for improving equipment performance or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control.  Develops new production processes and estimates production times and related costs to provide information for management decisions.  Manages projects for new processes, parts or design changes.
  • Manage the addition and implementation of new machines and automation.




Position Requirements:

  • 4 year college degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing or related discipline.
  • 8+ years with machining process, equipment, and materials.
  • Experience in a high volume piston machining environment (combustion engine).
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience (preferred in machining).
  • German fluency 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.