Associate Engineer - Engineering Development Program


Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Want to be part of a professional, caring team focused on making a difference in communities around the world? Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, SPX Cooling Tech is an innovative manufacturer of commercial HVAC and industrial cooling systems for hospitals, data centers, oil and gas refineries, power plants and process cooling facilities around the globe. Companies rely on SPX Cooling Tech’s Marley, Recold and SGS brands to provide comfort, mission critical and industrial cooling solutions.


New hires at SPX Cooling Tech enjoy a supportive work environment with benefits that begin on the first day of work, including mentorship and tuition assistance, a competitive compensation and bonus plan, flexible health plan, 401(k) match, and opportunities for career advancement.


When it began as the Marley Company more than 100 years ago, SPX Cooling Tech was the first cooling tower manufacturer to pioneer cooling solutions for large industrial applications. Since then, we have worked together as a company to provide innovative solutions for iconic buildings and essential infrastructure all around. Now, SPX Cooling Tech and its brands are active in more than 80 countries, and rapidly growing organically and through acquisitions as part of SPX Tech.


With its people-centric culture, SPX Cooling Tech prides itself on attracting top talent to the industry. Apply to work with our ever-growing team and help us keep the world cool!


Job Summary 


EDP Overview

The SPX Engineering Development Program (EDP) is created around the principle of hiring the best and most talented people, and then providing the necessary means for them to constantly learn, be challenged, mentored, and successful.  The EDP is the premier entry point in SPX for either product design engineers or manufacturing engineers who have recently earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, or other related engineering disciplines, or a Master’s Degree in Engineering. During the course of the two-year development program, the engineer will be given four distinct developmental assignments and should take part in advanced professional training and/or related certification(s) that will be made available by SPX.  The EDP begins in June of each year and positions are available in numerous locations throughout SPX.


Key Exposures to Engineering Executives and Business Unit Operational Leaders

The EDP rotations provide significant exposure to the business unit’s senior management team and engineering leaders, in addition to company executives and corporate leaders.  Rotations are designed around a business unit’s specific needs along with objectives unique to each engineer. These rotations will provide a “big picture” view of the SPX business at the same time offering hands-on, real experiences that aim to sharpen your engineering skills in multiple technical areas.

Rotations may include:

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain
  • Quality Engineering
  • Line / Cell Supervision
  • Process Engineering
  • Production and Inventory
  • Project Management / Engineering
  • Product Development
  • Product Design
  • Applications Engineering
  • Product Management / Marketing


Objectives of Engineering Rotations

The EDP rotations and developmental assignments will be established to help ensure that each participating engineer is:

  • Given significant and increasingly challenging professional assignments as the rotation progresses
  • Provided distinct work assignments with specific, measureable goals outlined in a detailed rotation plan
  • Professionally prepared to add value in their designated assignment at program’s completion
  • Able to fully embrace the organization’s culture and environment while embodying the SPX Mission, Vision and Values
  • Assigned a mentor at the beginning of their assignments who will be responsible for assisting in their development during the program
  • Provided regular intervals of formal and informal feedback throughout each assignment to ensure continued growth


Development of Competencies

  • Leadership / Influencing 
  • Self-motivation
  • Teamwork / Business Partnering 
  • Judgment / Problem-solving 
  • Innovation / Business Maturity
  • Communication
  • Cross-functional Learning


Required Experience & Skills

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Relevant internship / co-op experience (professional experience in manufacturing is desired)
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work in changing work environments 
  • Willingness to travel to or potentially reside in different geographic locations during the program
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, technical knowledge, mathematical skills, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that is fast-paced and challenging
  • Self-directed, excellent initiative, strong organizational and communication skills
  • Exhibit strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, and willingness to learn



Thank you for your interest in our company.


SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.