Hypertherm seeks to hire 16 machinists



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Hanover-based plasma cutting technology manufacturer Hypertherm has announced plans to hire and train up to 16 CNC machine apprentices this summer.Working in partnership with River Valley Community College in Claremont and the federal government through the STAR program, workers accepted into the program learn skills through an accelerated, two-year advanced manufacturing apprenticeship while being employed with Hypertherm. At the same time, they will earn 27 college credits and a advanced machine tool certificate which can be applied towards an associate's degree at the college.New machining employees will earn a starting salary of $13 per hour with full benefits, with a potential to earn up to $15 to $17 per hour over two years.Participants also will have the opportunity to receive a nationally recognized industry certification through the U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Division.Hypertherm has hired over 45 CNC machine operators since the beginning of 2011.Program participants will be selected through a mandatory job fair to be held on Tuesday, June 28, at the Hypertherm Technical Training Institute in Lebanon starting at 8 a.m.Individuals interested in the program must pre-register at rivervalley.edu. Contact Jim Britton at River Valley Community College with questions or for more information at 603-542-7744 x5346, or email at jbritton@ccsnh.edu. - CINDY KIBBE/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

 

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