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Lead Person Production- Assembly


As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking three (3) Lead Person Production professionals who is passionate about handheld outdoor power equipment to join our Assembly Department at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach!


As a STIHL Inc. Lead Person Production professional, this individual will coordinate the day-to-day activities of a team of production workers to ensure that manufacturing operations run according to established production specifications and schedules; volume, cost, and wastage targets; and quality standards.


Position highlights include: 

  • Benefits – Competitive health insurance, compensation, 401K, bonuses, and PENSION!
  • Pay- from $32.15 plus shift differential - Full-time

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Initiates and completes daily production operations, through personal interaction with production employees, floor response to immediate problems, and work guidance to employees.
  • Adheres to production schedule, meeting scheduled forecast, delivering efficiency/quality goals and directing the packing changes as required.  Interfaces directly with production scheduler, ensuring changes are completed to deliver production requirements.
  • Oversees the maintenance of appropriate levels of labor and general conformance with STIHL employee rules, as directed by the supervisor.  Issues counseling and verbal warnings.  Administers written disciplinary measures when necessary under guidance of the supervisor.  Administers performance reviews for direct line employees.  May participate in internal programs such as communications, vacation schedules, job evaluation, wage administration, etc., as needed.  Assists in the selection of new candidates, including participating in the interview process.
  • Implements and verify engineering, manufacturing or logistical changes in SAP R-20 and R-30 systems as, and when required. 
  • Pursues process improvements through reduction of waste and cycle times through various formal improvement methods, including KVP/Kaizen activities. Implements and maintains work instructions.  Ensures work instructions are relevant to task being performed.
  • Interfaces closely with information systems, maintenance, and outside vendors ensuring key equipment is operating within acceptable parameters.  Ensures packing reference drawings for all packing stations are maintained according to R-20 Germany engineering specifications. Monitors the operation and packing changes for the automation of the packing robot, ensuring correct data and material numbers are placed into the computer.  Ensures all processes are OSHA compliant and that all associates are working in a safe and correct manner.  Ensures all work stations are ergonomically compliant before introduction into the packing environment.
  • Ensures quality procedures and plans are being maintained; monitors and evaluates performance, initiating recommendations and corrective actions where needed.  Verifies all maintenance work is carried out within department and meets required standards.  Performs post audit to ensure satisfactory completion.  Updates and verifies all packing orders daily and make all necessary changes when schedule dictates. Adheres to all packing country coded BOMs to ensure all finished products comply with EPA regulations.
  • Responsible for performing daily weight checks, monitors daily production, work completion, and/or personnel performance to ensure proper part/product/work order completion with respect to all quality and quantity standards.  Assists in possible work process changes required by availability of raw materials, order completion requirements, or other operations requirements, ensuring all required changeovers are completed.
  • Creates and maintains all POPS notifications for all QA and production personal for all shifts required to monitor packing changeovers and packing assistance. Assists with the completion of other departmental paperwork as necessary.  Ensures department is ISO, process audit, PIA and 5S compliant and that all relevant documentation is updated in a timely manner.
  • Responds to procedural problems or technical questions of employees with respect to quality, label usage, or other requirements.  Refers difficult or unusual questions to departmental supervisor.  Trains employees in proper work methods for safe and efficient performance of job duties and recognition of items to be completed.


Education: High school diploma or GED


Indicate any licenses or certifications required or preferred for this position:  Fork Truck Certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, Power Point & Office
  • Intermediate SAP knowledge preferred

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach