Engineering Intern/Co-Op - Product Development


Kansas City, Missouri, 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 Technologies (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

SPX Cooling Technologies is currently hiring Engineering Co-Ops and Interns to be based at our Research and Development Center in Kansas City, Missouri. We have offer the following positions:  

  • Co-op positions for the spring/summer (January through mid-August) and summer/fall (late May through December) timeframes
  • Full-time internships during the summer
  • Part-time internships for students local to Kansas City during the fall and spring semesters


Our intern and co-op positions are paid, and we offer housing stipends for students who are not local to the Kansas City area.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engineering test preparation
  • Product and component testing:  Structural integrity; hydraulics; fluid mechanics; mechanical components; thermal performance (heat and mass transfer coefficients); thermal capacity; sound levels; vibration characteristics; materials evaluations
  • Product improvement projects including design, layout, technical feasibility and economic study
  • Modification of engineering design programs and templates for code revisions, product revisions and enhancements
  • Activities associated with our engineering office including design, technical support, and documentation
  • Project research
  • General maintenance functions


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Chemical, Civil or Materials Engineering or Engineering Technology in progress
  • Computer experience with Solid Modeling software and Microsoft Office
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Experience with various test equipment, hand and power tools and shop equipment preferred


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.