Manufacturing Supervisor

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 Production Supervisor to join our team in Virginia Beach! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


Position highlights include:

  • Competitive Compensation starting at $37.82 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

  • Analyzes, manages appropriate levels of staffing in accordance with production demands, production schedules, and labor hours to meet quality, quantity, schedule, and cost requirements. Ensures 5S and housekeeping initiatives and standards are met.  
  • Organizes and assigns work to utilize available skills, knowledge and experience to obtain favorable costs, quality and workmanship.
  • Directs, supervises, and coordinates machine set-ups and operations requiring a broad knowledge of plastics processes, materials, automation knowledge and production engineering applications.
  • Analyzes and diagnoses material, machining and tooling problems, machine malfunctions, etc., to expedite and coordinate corrective procedures and to prevent excessive downtime and interrupted schedules.
  • Provides information and collaborates with other departments to assist with and/or implement such programs related to quality assurance, work simplification, cost reduction, new methods, labor hour planning, scheduling, machine repairing and maintenance.
  • Participates in and coordinates internal programs, such as communications, vacation schedules, job analysis and evaluation, employee performance reviews, wage administration, etc.
  • Maintains conformance with STIHL employee and safety rules and regulations, issues violation warnings and administers approved disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Leads and manages continuous improvement projects in order to improve productivity, quality and to generate cost savings.



  • 5-7 years of supervisory experience in a high volume production environment
  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
  • Blueprint reading and GD&T knowledge
  • Presentation skills and experience using Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, and MiniTab
  • Timekeeping software (UltiPro) experience preferred
  • SAP knowledge

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach