Production Manager

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 Business Unit Manager to join our Battery Pack Assembly team at corporate headquarter 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  


About You


This individual will direct and coordinate the manufacturing activities of a Business Unit in compliance with required output and quality standards. They will participate in the overall strategic design and direction of the Unit manufacturing processes and related specifications. They will also oversee the training of employees, setting of production and performance goals, organization of work, and maintenance of a productive and motivational climate.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees and participates in the development of performance, efficiency, and product quality standards for a Business Unit.
  • Provides guidance to Unit supervisors regarding the coordination of department standards with overall company objectives.
  • Directs maintenance and planning functions where applicable to ensure correct equipment uptime is maintained, by use of preventative maintenance scheduling.
  • Ensures 5S and housekeeping initiatives are maintained.
  • Monitors output, cycle times, routings, and quality indicators and oversees and participates in the resolution of problems or reinforcement of positive findings.
  • Works with other departmental managers, such as Quality Assurance, Production Control, Materials, Engineering etc. to resolve difficult or continuing problems.
  • Oversees and participates in daily production operations through personal interaction with production associates, floor response to immediate problems, and regular council and guidance to Unit supervisors and lead people.
  • Oversees the maintenance of appropriate levels of labor, the general conformance with STIHL employee rules, the issuing of warnings, and the administration of disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Participates in internal programs, such as communications, vacation schedules, job evaluation, employee performance reviews, wage administration, etc., as needed.
  • Participates in the development of production plans with representatives from other departments, such as Production Planning and Control, Marketing, Materials, etc. to ensure that performance standards meet customer requirements.
  • Follows up with departments with respect to ongoing status of plan versus actual performance as requested.
  • Serves as a liaison to Manufacturing Engineering regarding product changes, required production needs, production processes, future strategic objectives, etc. for Business Unit.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 7+ years of related experience preferred.
  • 7+ years of supervisory experience in a high volume manufacturing environment to include injection molding and extrusion preferred.
  • Performs work under minimal supervision.
  • Handles complex issues and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Must possess the ability to quickly identify problems, develop alternative solutions, make decisions, build teams, create accountability, and lead by example.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach