Tool & Die Maker


As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, passionate Tool and Die Maker to join our DEPARTMENT team at corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA!


This individual will analyze specifications or mold/tool requirements, lay out fabrication processes, and create and repair plastic injection molds, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.

Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation starting at $$ an hour
  • ​​​​​​​Extensive Benefits, such as health insurance effective within one month of start, multiple bonus opportunities, relocation assistance, 401(k) with company match and PENSION!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts and molds.
  • Possesses a complete set of toolmaker skills with all shop equipment (milling, lathe, precision grinding, polishing, and fitting) and able to make part to print
  • Smoothes flat and contoured surfaces, grinds and fits assemblies together and into mechanisms.
  • Possesses advanced manual machining skills including: milling contours, engraving; turning threads, boring pockets; grinding flats, diameters, shoulders, slots, and dressing radii
  • Able to perform machining operations with a specified degree of accuracy and within a timely manner
  • Maintain close and exacting tolerances and finish requirements ensuring highest quality workmanship on all tools, gages, and fixtures with minimal scrap
  • Has working knowledge of advanced shop mathematics, including trigonometry
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of gages, precision measuring instruments, and all necessary inspection equipment
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Level of supervision required: must occasionally work independently with minimum guidance in a team environment.
  • Performs additional related duties as required.
  • Fixture Group Qualifications Possesses 4 and 5 axis CNC skills for mill or lathe
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of detail cutting tool geometry for different cutting tool types and materials
  • Able to multi-task and run multiple pieces of equipment simultaneously
  • Set-up and assemble new equipment and support manufacturing and engineering on new and existing product lines
  • Mold Group Qualifications
  • Able to perform preventative maintenance and repair on injection molds including electrical and hydraulic components
  • Able to reverse engineer and manufacture mold components within time limitations
  • Able to rebuild complete hot runner systems
  • Possesses basic welding skills (TIG, Micro, or Laser) for minor touch up work
  • Able to complete complex mold repairs and spot shutoffs

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach