Direct Recruiters is an executive search firm that recruits high-impact Machine Tool talent for leading organizations. We provide executive search, recruitment and staffing services to fill Machine Tool and CNC roles across the broad scope of the manufacturing industry. For recruiting assistance, placement assistance or to be considered for a machine tool job, contact our Machine Tool recruiter, Joe Terry at 440-996-0872 or

Finding Top Talent

Direct Recruiters, Inc. machine tool recruiters are trusted partners to leading automation and manufacturing organizations. In the dynamic and ever-evolving field of machine tool and CNC, the demand for top-tier talent has never been more critical. Machine tool, at its core, is the backbone of modern manufacturing, responsible for crafting precision components that drive industries ranging from aerospace to automotive. In this highly specialized sector, success hinges on the skill, expertise, and innovation of your team.

Finding and securing top talent in the manufacturing, machine tool and CNC industries can be a daunting task as competition for skilled machining talent is fierce. That's where Direct Recruiters can help. DRI's team of dedicated machine tool recruiters and executive search specialists have an unparalleled understanding of the machine tool, manufacturing and CNC environment. We know what it takes to thrive in this demanding field and have the experience and network to connect our clients with the machine tool talent needed to succeed.

DRI's machine tool recruiters are dedicated to sourcing, identifying, acquiring, and retaining top performing professionals to elevate the success of our client organizations.

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Machine Tool Recruiting Areas of Focus

The DRI team is comprised of machine tool Recruiters and Research Associates who have a thorough understanding of the industry and current job market. On a daily basis, we are in contact with executive management and hiring authorities looking to hire top professionals in the areas below:

Core Competencies:

  • CAD Design
  • Catia NC Programming
  • CMM / QA
  • CNC Field Service
  • CNC Field Repair
  • CNC Inhouse Repair
  • CNC Machine Maintenance
  • CNC Manufacturing
  • CNC Methods
  • CNC Programming
  • CNC Setup
  • Esprit NC programming
  • Featurecam NC Programming
  • Gibbscam NC Programming
  • Mastercam 
  • Mill-turn NC Programming
  • Mold Design
  • Post Processing Development
  • Powermill / Featurecam / Partmaker
  • Routers 
  • Sheet Metal 
  • Surfcam NC Programming
  • Swiss 
  • Swiss Lathe Programming
  • UG NC Programming
  • Unigraphics NC Programming
  • Vericut
  • Waterjet Expert 


  • Cutting
  • Laser Cutting
  • Milling
  • Welding Solutions
  • Lathes
  • Vertical and Horizontal Machining Centers
  • CNC Machinery
  • Grinding
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Ultra Sonic
  • Bending Automation
  • Press Brake
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Industrial Laser
  • Drilling

Roles We Place

On a daily basis, we are in contact with executive management and hiring authorities looking to hire key industry professionals in the areas below:

  • 5 Axis Programmer
  • Account Manager
  • Applications Engineer
  • Business Development
  • Channel Manager
  • CNC Foreman 
  • CNC Manufacturing Engineer 
  • CNC Programmer
  • Controls Engineer
  • Controls Tech
  • Customer Success Manager
  • Director/VP of Engineering
  • Director/VP of Sales
  • Field Service
  • Grinding Engineer 
  • Human Resources
  • Key Account Manager / Strategic Accounts
  • Laser Specialist
  • Machinist
  • Mazak Integrex / Quadrex / Nexus Experts 
  • Mill-Turn Expert 
  • Moldmaker  
  • NC Programmers 
  • Posts Developer 
  • President
  • Product Marketing Executives
  • Project Manager
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Robot Controls Engineer
  • Robot Programmer
  • Service Manager
  • Sheet Metal Engineer
  • Tooling Engineer
  • Tool Designer
  • Tool Maker
  • Training Manager
  • Turnkey System Sales

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Clients we have recently worked with:

Get in Touch with Our Team

To Fill a Position or Discuss a Recruiting Assignment, contact Joe Terry at 440-996-0872 or

For Automation, contact Dave Bevington, Recruitment Director of Automation at 440-996-0584, and connect with Dave on LinkedIn. For Robotics, contact Josh Olgin, Recruitment Director of Robotics at 440-996-0585 or

Dave Bevington | Partner | Director of Automation | 440-996-0584

Josh Olgin | Managing Partner | Director of Robotics | 440-996-0585

Joe Terry | Key Account Manager  | 440-996-0872 |

Tim Sullen | Machine Tool Executive Recruiter | 440-996-0862 |

Jacob Dengg | Machine Tool Executive Recruiter | 440-996-0879 |

Kylie Taylor | Machine Tool Executive Recruiter | 440-975-7842 |

Kanika Kalra | Machine Tool Researcher |

Andrew Cugliari | Machine Tool Executive Recruiter | 440-534-2535 |

James Maxwell | Machine Tool Researcher |