Because we’re bringing a new owner on board, our interview and hiring process can be more thorough than at other organizations.

Hiring process

Interested in applying for a position at Hypertherm? Here’s some helpful information about what you can expect during our hiring process.


Once you've identified an opportunity you’re interested in, we invite you to submit your application online. We don’t use keyword filters for review, so you can be sure your application will be thoroughly reviewed by one of our recruiters. We’ll contact you regarding next steps if an interview is in order.

If you’re interested in Hypertherm, but don’t see a specific position to apply for, send your résumé and a note of interest to We’ll be happy to keep you in mind for future opportunities.


Our interview process can be more thorough than at other organizations, and usually involves multiple Associates from different areas of our business. It might include telephone, video and on-site interviews. Before each interview, your recruiter will let you know with whom you’ll be speaking, so you can prepare to interact with each Associate.

At Hypertherm, our interview process is designed to evaluate two things:

  • How well will you fit in with Hypertherm’s culture, our values and the hiring team?
  • Is your knowledge, ability, and skill a match for the position?

Introductory call:

Once we’ve determined that you’re a potential match for our opening, we’ll reach out to schedule an introductory call with one of our recruiters. During this call, we’ll find out more about your experience, explore your qualifications for the position, and share some information about Hypertherm with you. We expect this to be a dialogue, not a one-way conversation, and welcome your questions.

Technical assessment:

Following your introductory call, we might ask you to participate in a more technical telephone/video call with the hiring leader or subject matter experts on the hiring team. In support of our environmental stewardship and ownership goals, depending on where you are located, there may be several video interviews prior to flying you on-site for final interviews.

On-site interviews:

With positive technical interactions, the next step would be to arrange on-site interviews with several Associates, which may include the hiring team, cross-team collaborators, or internal customers of the position. We invite you to ask questions of your interview team members regarding the role, the location (if you will be relocating) and their individual experiences at Hypertherm.

Here are a few helpful tips to consider when preparing for your interviews:

Success at Hypertherm is measured based on a well-defined set of core values and critical success factors.

Core values

These core values/critical success factors apply to all Associates, regardless of position. During your interview, you will be asked to provide through competency (i.e., behavioral-based) interview questions specific examples of how your goals and experience align with our values.

Be yourself

During the interview process, we want to learn more about your experience and career goals. The interviews will be most effective if you share your skills and experiences openly, and show how they will transfer to Hypertherm. We encourage you to come prepared, to speak with professional confidence, and let your true personality shine through.

Know something about our business

Since Hypertherm is an Associate-owned company, we will expect you to know a little about our organization. A great place to start is by reviewing our website and our Corporate Social Responsibility annual report. We also invite you to view our social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Glassdoor) to get a better sense of what we are all about.

Ownership mindset and corporate citizenship

An ownership mindset and corporate citizenship are two key characteristics that make our Associates unique. An important part of our culture is understanding how our individual actions directly impact Hypertherm’s success, and taking responsibility for how our business impacts society, the community and environment. Do you see your individual alignment to these important values at Hypertherm? Let us know!

Interviewing is a two-way process

As Associate-owners, we are passionate about our business and culture, and very willing to share our experiences to help you make the best decision. Ask us!


We’re a “business casual,” relaxed environment. While this is appropriate during the normal workweek, please keep in mind you are coming for an interview, and dress accordingly. If you have any questions, please ask your recruiter.

Offer and on-boarding

Through our thorough interview process, we work hard to ensure that your hiring decision is a win/win for both of us. We’re looking forward to welcoming a great new Associate-owner, and you’re looking forward to a career at a company you’re excited about. Offers are extended live via telephone, by e-mail, or in-person from a member of our Talent Acquisition Team. If you are not selected for a particular role after your interview, we’ll be sure to let you know promptly.

Once you've accepted an offer, our Talent Acquisition Specialist will welcome you to our company, and you’ll receive additional details about your on-boarding experience, including new hire documents and an agenda for your first day at Hypertherm.

Application status

Your application and interview status will be available to you at any time. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to fill an opening can hinge on many factors. For this reason, it's important that you remain patient if there is no immediate contact after applying. If at any time you have questions about your application, please reach out directly to us.

Accommodation for disabilities

Hypertherm embraces diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunity to employees and applicants. If you are unable or limited in your ability to complete the application process, including the use or access to as a result of a physical or mental impairment, you can request reasonable accommodations and we will be happy to assist you.

Hypertherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status.