Brake Operator - A Level / $3,000 Phased Sign-on Bonus!


Olathe, 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!

Walk in applications accepted every day!

1200 W. Marley Rd. Olathe KS 66061



1st Shift:  6:45am - 3:15pm with daily and weekend OT as needed

2nd Shift:  2:45pm - 11:15pm with daily and weekend OT as needed

3rd Shift:  10:45pm - 7:15am with daily and weekend OT as needed

** $2/hr shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift 


New Hires will receive a $3,000 phased sign-on bonus!



  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Accident & Sickness Benefits start on first day of employment
  • 401k with Company Matching
  • Paid Vacation/Paid Floating Holidays/Paid Holidays
  • New hires will receive 5 days of vacation (increasing to 10 days after 1 yr of service) 


Job Description:

The position will be responsible for the setting up, forming, inspecting, labeling, and sorting of parts at the same time in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.  The position may assume additional duties as assigned.  The successful incumbent will be detail oriented, able to follow instructions well, and work well in a team atmosphere.


Education / Experience / Certifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Previous shake and/or brake experience preferred


Activities / Tasks:

  1. Interpret blueprints and engineering drawings correctly
  2. Sets-up and operates machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines
  3. Adjusts machine settings to complete tasks according to specification, accurately and in a timely fashion
  4. Performs part programming on machine
  5. Forms, inspects parts for accuracy, places correct labels on parts and sorts
  6. Assists in performance of trouble shooting on machine when needed
  7. Safely and effectively use hand tools, computers, measuring tape, and machinery


Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Ability to plan work and select proper tools
  • Ability to compare and accurately determine difference in size, shape, and form of objects
  • Ability to apply shop mathematics to solve problems
  • Ability to set-up machines
  • Ability to correctly and safely use hand tools (both manual and pneumatic)
  • Ability to read a tape measure in metric and imperial standards and protractors
  • Ability to read effectively from a paper copy
  • Ability to work within precise limits and/or standards of accuracy
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to follow and understand directions


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described below 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.

  • Lifting up to 100 pounds; 100+ pounds with assistance
  • Sitting, standing, walking, bending, grasping, pushing, pulling, crawling, climbing, twisting, reaching, working at heights, and using a ladder as required
  • Ability of use both hands overhead
  • Perform repetitive motions
  • Plant environment with potential exposure to all types of weather, including excessive heat, excessive cold, and excessive noise


SPX is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.


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.