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Hypertherm Overview

Hanover, NH
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Over fifty years ago, in a small two-car garage, Hypertherm began our journey with simple, powerful ideas about business and an invention that shaped the future of industrial cutting. The same ideals that fueled our inception all those years ago are still what guide us ... Read more

Mission: To provide Customers with the world’s leading industrial cutting solutions, to promote the well-being and development of our Associates, and to enrich our communities and environment.

Company Updates

  • At Hypertherm, we aren't just employees, we're all owners. Associate owner and Machine Operator Stevie Leigh Vinckus shares how ownership impacts how she approaches her job and how it benefits you.

  • We've released our 2018 Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Read all about our progress and opportunities toward fulfilling our triple bottom line mission to positively balance people, profits, and the planet.

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Hypertherm – Why Work With Us?


Hypertherm is a 100% Associate-owned company, and we recognize that the key reason for our success is our Associates. By continually searching for ways to be more productive and efficient, our Associates have made Hypertherm the company it is today.

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We are 100% focused on developing, building, and selling products that improve cutting. Not just any products—but the most reliable, most consistent, highest performing products on the market.

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Hypertherm’s vision and culture encompass corporate social responsibility. We believe every company has an obligation to care for the community and the environment in which it does business. A tangible expression of that core value is the Hypertherm Owners' Philanthropic Endeavors (HOPE) Foundation and environmental sustainability initiatives, which include a commitment to producing zero landfill waste by 2020.

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At Hypertherm, we aren't just employees; we're owners. Because we are one-hundred percent employee owned, customers, not investors, are our top priority. So we make sure every product is built to the highest quality and our service is second to none. In addition, our no-layoff policy lets Associates stay focused on their jobs and ensures that we don’t lose valuable knowledge, experience, and skills.

What's so great about an ESOP company?

  • Ownership creates an opportunity for all Associates to share in the wealth they help create. There is a high correlation between the financial success of the company, the stock price of the company, and Associate ESOP (HSOP/GSVP) balances over time.
  • Ownership often leads to increased productivity due to greater Associate participation in process improvements. Hypertherm's successful Continuous Improvement Activities (CIA) program is a great example.
  • Owners better understand the relationship between personal performance and company results.
  • Owners are actively involved in the business as "players," not just watching from the sidelines.

There’s a very good reason the recruiting process at Hypertherm is more in-depth than at other companies: We want you to make the right career decision, so you can be excited, love what you do, and thrive in our collaborative, Associate-owned culture.

So, as we determine if you’re right for us, we also ask you to determine if Hypertherm is right for you. Approach your interviews as a dialogue, not a one-way conversation. Let’s learn about each other and decide if it would be a positive fit for both of us.

Searching for a job can be overwhelming at times, but it shouldn’t have to be that way. At Hypertherm, we strive to provide transparency into our hiring process, so you will know what to expect as you consider employment with us.

Find out more about what to expect HERE.

Hypertherm Reviews

  • "MO1"

    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hypertherm full-time (Less than a year)


    Great company, excellent working atmosphere.


    3rd shift is a massive challenge

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Hypertherm Photos

Hypertherm photo of: Gold LEED certified manufacturing facility
Hypertherm photo of: Corporate Headquarters
Hypertherm photo of: Up the stairs into our on-site cafeteria
Hypertherm photo of: Our people are our strength
Hypertherm photo of: Promote healthy work/life balance
Hypertherm photo of: Earth Day - Greening up Hypertherm
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Hypertherm Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lebanon, NH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Hypertherm (Lebanon, NH) in June 2019.


    Thirty minute initial interview with company recruiter. Discussed what the company manufactures, the work shifts, number of personnel that you would be supervising. The hourly range of pay for this position.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you hear about our company   1 Answer
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Hypertherm Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes, 2018
  • Women in Manufacturing, Step Ahead Award, The Manufacturing Institute, 2018
  • Worlds Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2016
  • Best Company to Work For in New Hampshire, Business NH Magazine, 2013
  • World’s Most Ethical Companies(Machine Tools & Accessories), Ethisphere Institute, 2015
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