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Lead Technician - Blow Molding

Virginia Beach, VA

Assistant Production Supervisor (Lead Person) in a High Volume Blow Molding and Assembly Department for # 1 Selling Brand of Power Equipment in Virginia Beach, VA

If you are a detail oriented, passionate Lead Person who loves outdoor power equipment and precision manufacturing, we ask that you to apply to get a head of the curve!

STIHL Inc. has an immediate opening for a Lead Person in our Blow Molding Department!  As part of our Blow Molding Department, you will play a vital role in motivating production workers as well as implementing process improvements.  You will have the opportunity to standardize production and quality goals and work among our 1900 employees located in Virginia Beach, VA.  STIHL produces various finished products including chain saws, blowers, and trimmers, which are sold throughout the world at independently owned dealerships.  Are you interested in learning more?  

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure drawing and tooling specifications used in production are maintained.
  • Interact with engineering department to ensure equipment is operating within acceptable parameters.
  • Implement Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing methodologies to develop process improvements.
  • Participate in communications related to vacation schedules, job evaluation, performance reviews, and wage administration.
  • Oversee and manage appropriate levels of labor.
  • Lead production workers in the completion of daily production goals.
  • Perform changeovers on blow molding machines, robotics, and IR welders. Process parts for first piece approval
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and robotic issues.
  • Read blueprints and inspection plans and perform quality checks.
  • Ensure parts are running within action limits and make process adjustments if needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with responsibilities listed above in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Experience implementing lean manufacturing methodologies and managing a team of production employees.
  • Strong interpersonal and leaderships skills.
  • Must be shift 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.