Mgr, Tool & Die


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 Tool & Die Manager to join Team STIHL in our Virginia Beach, VA location! 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
  • 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 supervise all facets of Tool & Die operations, keeping accurate schedules of all work requests, shop man hour loads and availability. To keep all Tool & Die requested projects on schedule, using in-house and outsider suppliers. To organize and assign work, maintaining a productive and motivational climate. To interface with all production departments while keeping a positive dialog and service level for the total production effort.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Directs, supervises, and coordinates machining set-ups and operations requiring a broad knowledge of machining and tool engineering applications to provide economical manufacturing that meets quality, quantity, schedule, and cost requirements.
  • Organizes and assigns work to utilize available skills, knowledge and experience, labor hours, machines and tooling to the best advantages to obtain most favorable machining costs, quality and workmanship.
  • Provides regular training, instruction, and guidance and maintains close surveillance over set-up procedures and machining operations.
  • Participates in the design and testing of new tools and molds, recommending Analyzes and diagnoses machining and tooling problems, machine malfunctions, etc., to expedite and coordinate corrective procedures and to prevent excessive downtime and interrupted schedules.
  • Coordinates production with Quality Assurance inspection activities, as they may be related to work in progress. Integrates required revisions to products or processes as necessary.
  • Provides information and collaborates with Engineering, Tool & Die, Scheduling, and other Production departments to assist with and/or implement such programs related to work simplification, cost reduction, new tooling and methods, labor hour planning, scheduling, machine repairing and maintenance.
  • Maintains appropriate levels of labor in accordance with skill requirements, work levels and schedules, labor hour and training programs.
  • Maintains conformance with STIHL employee and safety rules and regulations, issues violation warnings and administers approved disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Participates in and coordinates internal programs, such as communications, vacation schedules, job analysis and evaluation, employee performance reviews, wage administration, etc.
  • Maintains currency with respect to technical and supervisory skills by attending training classes, special technical and administration courses, seminars, exhibits and trade shows as needed.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as required.


  • 4 year college degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. Candidates actively pursuing a 4 year degree may be considered.
  • Experience in project and scheduling software.
  • Familiar with injection molding technology and tool maintenance.
  • 7+ years of related Machining/Manufacturing Supervision experience.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach