CNC Machine Operator


​​​​​​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, passionate CNC Machine Operator to join our Machining team at our corporate in Virginia Beach, VA! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


This individual will operate computer numerically controlled equipment. They will ensure correct machine settings and results via computer programs and appropriate tool placement and use. They will also process work pieces to specification on a production basis.


Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation starting at $20.74 an hour with multiple bonus opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability  
  • Pension Plan & 401k with employer match 
  • Vacation, Sick, & Paid Holidays  

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adjusts the proper tooling and attachments for the program and cycle being run.
  • Inspects the machine and tools for Conformance to run specifications and worn or broken parts.
  • Loads automatic feeding device; may place and secure work piece manually, depending on the equipment.
  • Begins operation by starting program and machine; monitors screen and machine operations to detect malfunctions.
  • Inspects and measures machined work pieces to verify conformance to close tolerance specifications.
  • Uses various mechanical, hand held, or electronic measuring devices.
  • Corrects malfunction’s and out-of-tolerance conditions by entering commands in the control.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel to document changes made. Replaces worn or broken machine accessories such as cutting tools or abrasives.
  • Maintains machine through cleaning and minor repairs and adjustments such as oiling, adding coolant, etc.
  • Follows all defined safety procedures and uses judgment to ensure safe work methods.
  • Maintains currency with respect to technical skills by attending training classes and seminars as needed.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as needed.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 + years of machine operator experience.
  • 2 + years of CNC experience preferred.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer & Microsoft office knowledge, including Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Completion of pre-requisite training (see departmental training plan) prior to or within 6 months or hire.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach