Production Lead

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, passionate Production Lead to join our team at our 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.


Position highlights include:

  • Competitive Compensation 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

  • 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 line changes as required.
  • Interfaces directly with production scheduler, ensuring changes are completed to deliver production requirements.
  • Administers written disciplinary measures and performance reviews when necessary under guidance of the supervisor.
  • 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 drawings and tooling specifications are maintained.
  • Monitors automatic stations, ensuring process capability and reliability are obtained.
  • Performs post audit to ensure satisfactory completion.
  • Receives and clarifies work orders and participates in the set-up of departmental machines and/or work processes to complete the required duties in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • 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.
  • Completes logs and other work diaries required to monitor quantity and type of items produced or processed. 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 on a timely basis.
  • Responds to procedural problems or technical questions of employees with respect to quality, part usage, or other requirements.
  • Trains employees in proper work methods for safe and efficient performance of job duties and recognition of items to be completed.


  • High School degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of related experience and/or training
  • Average score on basic skill test batteries
  • Average score on mechanical concepts test batteries
  • Frequent standing, occasional walking and sitting; using of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reaching with hands and arms, and stooping, kneeling or crouching.
  • Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach