CAD-CAM Programmer

About Us

As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand.  Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.


STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, ambitious CAD CAM Programmer at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


Company Benefits Include:

  • Multiple bonus opportunities with potential annual merit increases
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Relocation packages available
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center for employees and family members
  • Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Fully vested after 5 years Pension Plan
  • 401k Plan with employer match
  • Vacation, & Sick time with 11 paid holidays

About You

You will design and produce machine codes for CNC machines in order to ultimately produce a broad range of injection mold components and assembly line fixtures, using 3D CAD software (Master CAM).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the coordination of activities with Engineering, Manufacturing and Production in order to produce machined parts needed by said departments.
  • Provide support for the Tool & Die department by interpreting and translating CAD data into the CAM software to create machine code.
  • Interpret general designs prepared by others to complete minor details as needed.
  • Extract components from mold assembly drawings to produce 3D electrodes.
  • Prepare 3 & 5 Axis machine code for CNC Machinists.
  • Maintain skills by attending training classes in machining theory, machine code programming and CAD/CAM processes as needed.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Assume additional related responsibilities as needed.



  •   5-10 years of related experience and/or training, including extensive CNC Machining experience and a basic working knowledge of 3D CAD systems (including Solid Works).
  •   Ability to write and debug machine code programs using Master CAM for CNC mill & lathe controls, including 3 and 5 axis.
  •   Ability to draw solid models for producing machine codes using MasterCam.
  •  Experience with injection molding is a plus. 
  •   Willingness to learn new skills and perform new tasks.
  •   Ability to work independently.
  •   Must possess good written and oral communication skills.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach