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CNC Machinist

Virginia Beach, VA

STIHL Inc. has an opening for a CNC Machinist A in our Production Machining department.  As part of our Crankshaft or Pistons department you will play a vital role in working within our 1,000,000 square foot facility.  You have the opportunity to work among our 1800 employees located in Virginia Beach, VA to manufacture finished products through tight tolerance CNC machining process.  STIHL produces various finished products including chain saws, blowers and trimmers through manufacturing processes such as machining, assembly and injection molding.  Are you interested in learning more?  

Position Responsibilities:

  • Selects and loads the appropriate program for the work piece being machined.  Must read and interpret blueprints or related technical data to determine control settings, machining methods and sequences.
  • Selects, installs, and adjusts the proper tooling and attachments for the program and cycle being run.  Inspects the machine and tools for conformance to run specifications and worn or broken parts.
  • Loads automatic feeding device; may place and secure work piece manually, depending on the equipment.
  • Begins operations by starting program and machine; monitors screen and machine operations to detect malfunctions.
  • Inspects and measures machined work pieces to verify conformance to close tolerance specifications.  Uses various mechanical, hand held or electronic measuring devices.
  • Corrects malfunctions or out-of-tolerance conditions by entering commands or changing specifications in the control. These specifications may include changes to guides, feeds, tool, or other performance factors of the machine.  Notifies appropriate personnel to document changes made.
  • Replaces worn or broken machine accessories such as cutting tools or abrasives.
  • May participate in computer program maintenance and change, within certain program parameters.  May change program for tool wear, and may also audit programs for changes based on change in machining requirements.
  • Maintains machine through cleaning and minor repairs and adjustments such as oiling, adding coolant, etc.
  • Assists or trains other department operators as required.
  • Follows all defined safety procedures and uses judgement to ensure safe work methods.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or needed.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 10 + years of CNC experience or 5 years CNC experience and graduation from certified apprenticeship program preferred.
  • 10 + years of machining experience.
  • CNC software performance and modification Knowledge.
  • Shift and holiday flexible.





EOE/ Drug Free Workplace

*A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2017 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.