CNC Machinist


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 Machinist to join our Machining team at corporate headquarters 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 set up and operate computer numerically controlled equipment, cells or clusters. They will ensure correct cell and machine settings and results via computer program and appropriate tool placement and use. They will also process work pieces to specifications on production basis.


Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation starting at $37.20 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

  • Selects and loads the appropriate program for the work piece being machined.
  • Must read and interpret blueprints or related technical data to determine control settings, machining methods and sequences.
  • Selects, installs, and 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.
  • Replaces same as required.
  • Loads automatic feeding device; may place and secure work piece manually, depending on the equipment.
  • Begins operations 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 and electronic measuring devices and coordinate measuring machines.
  • Presets machine tools using automatic preset tool.
  • Corrects malfunctions or out-of-tolerance conditions by entering commands or changing specifications in the control.
  • These specifications may include changes to guides, feeds, tool, or other performance factors of the machine.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel to document changes made.
  • Replaces worn or broken machine accessories such as cutting tools or abrasives.
  • Changes certain program parameters.
  • Notifies Manufacturing Engineering and other appropriate personnel of changes.
  • Changes programs for tool wear, and audits programs for changes based on change in machining requirements.
  • Maintains machine through cleaning and minor repairs and adjustments such as oiling, adding coolant, etc.
  • Assists or trains other department operators as required.
  • Follows all defined safety procedures and uses judgement to ensure safe work methods.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of CNC experience or 5 years CNC experience and graduation from certified apprenticeship program preferred.
  • 10+ years of machining experience preferred.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer & Microsoft Software knowledge, including Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • CNC software performance and modification knowledge
  • Completion of pre-requisite training (see departmental training plan) prior to or within 6 months or hire.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach