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Tool & Die Maker (Relocate to Virginia Beach)


As a family-owned company, it’s the people that continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking highly motivated, ambitious Tool & Die Makers to join our state of the art tool shop at our Virginia Beach facility!

Position highlights include:

  • Benefits – Competitive compensation, 401K, bonuses, relocation assistance and PENSION!
  • State of the Art Tool Shop – Majority of equipment is less than 10 years old!
  • Challenge Work with metalworking dies, injection molds, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges and machinists’ hand tools.                               



We are seeking a Tool & Die Maker to analyze specifications or mold/tool requirements, layout fabrication processes and create and repair plastic injection molds, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools!   

Position 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.
  • Possesses advanced manual machining skills including: milling contours, engraving, turning threads, boring pockets; grinding flats, surface grinding, diameters, shoulders, slots, and dressing radii.
  • Has working knowledge of advanced shop mathematics, including trigonometry.
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of gages, precision measuring instruments, and all necessary inspection equipment.
  • 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.


  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • 6 + years of related experience.
  • Frequent standing, occasional walking or sitting.  Occasional using of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reaching with hands and arms, and stooping, kneeling, or crouching.  Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.


  • Graduation from certified Tool & Die Apprenticeship program.





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.