Production 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 highly motivated Production Supervisor to join our team! 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

  • Directs, supervises, and coordinates machine set-ups and operations requiring a broad knowledge of assembly processes, powerhead parts, and industrial engineering applications to provide efficient assemblage 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 assembly costs, quality and workmanship.
  • Provides regular training, instruction, and guidance and maintains close surveillance over set-up/ changeover procedures operations.
  • Analyzes and diagnoses machine problems, malfunctions, etc., to expedite and coordinate corrective procedures/actions 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 other departments to assist with and/or implement such programs related to work simplification, cost reduction, new methods, labor hour planning, scheduling, machine repairing and maintenance.
  • Develops new processes and participates in the development of new materials with suppliers.
  • 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.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as required.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as required.


  • High School Degree or equivalent plus additional formal supervisory training.
  • 4-year college degree preferred
  • 5 to 7 years of related supervisory experience.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach