Sheet Metal Fabricator 1


Brea, California, 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 Technologies 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’s Marley, Recold and SGS brands to provide comfort, mission critical and industrial cooling solutions.


New hires at SPX Cooling Technologies 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 Technologies 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 Technologies and its brands are active in more than 80 countries, and rapidly growing organically and through acquisitions as part of SPX Corporation (SPXC).


With its people-centric culture, SPX 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

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fabrication of structural metal products by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follows production schedule and blueprints selecting appropriate materials, process, machines, tooling, and sequence of operation.
  • According to workers training, sets up machines such as, punch presses, brakes, and shear.
  • Inspects finished pieces visually and using precision measuring devices.
  • Reports malfunction of machines and equipment to determine need for repair.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Shear Process:

  • Positions and clamps stops and side guides to set length and angle of cut.
  • Lifts workpiece manually or by hoist or crane to machine bed or roller table and positions it against side guide and end stops.
  • Starts machine which clamps workpiece and lowers blade to cut metal.
  • Lays out cutting lines on metal when shearing single pieces.
  • Inspects work to verify dimensions.


Press Brake Process

  • Selects, positions, and aligns dies in machine ram and bed according to blueprints.
  • Set specified pressure of ram and clearance between dies to thickness of metal, as indicated by calibrated scale.
  • Sets stops on machine bed and repositions stock to run successive pieces, or to perform multiple operations.
  • Calibrates  the back gauge following blueprints to bend the parts.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations with other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 


Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  
  • The employee is occasionally required to talk or hear.  
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  
  • The noise level in the work environment requires the use of earplugs.
  • Workplace safety is a primary concern and it requires employee to maintain good housekeeping.     


The compensation information that follows is a reasonable estimate for the position and is provided pursuant to legal requirements in this state.   The salary estimate provided represents the typical salary range for the position, and other factors may be used to determine the successful candidate’s actual salary, including: skill set, experience, training, education, organizational needs, internal equity, market data, and geographic zone.   The estimated salary range for this position is: $18-$25.   At SPX, it is not common for individuals to be hired at the higher end of the range, and compensation decisions depend on a variety of factors.   This role is eligible to participate in a discretionary bonus plan, subject to the rules governing the plan.  SPX offers a variety of benefits, including health benefits, 401k retirement with a company match, and flexible time off.   More information about our benefits can be found on the “Rewards and Benefits” section of the career page.

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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.