Supervisor, Manufacturing (1st Shift)


Olathe, Kansas, United States

Motivated to grow with a stable organization? SPX Cooling Technologies is a leading global manufacturer of sustainable evaporative cooling systems, servicing commercial HVAC and industrial markets for nearly a century. Hospitals, data centers, oil and gas refineries, power plants and process cooling facilities worldwide rely on SPX Cooling’s Marley, Recold and SGS brands. Beginning as the Marley Company nearly 100 years ago, it was the first cooling tower manufacturer to pioneer cooling solutions for large industrial applications. Since then, we have evolved to provide innovative solutions for iconic buildings and essential infrastructure.


New hires to SPX Cooling enjoy benefits that begin on the first day of work, including professional development opportunities such as mentorship and tuition assistance, a competitive compensation and bonus plan, flexible health plan, 401(k) match, and opportunities for career advancement.


SPX Cooling and its brands are active in more than 80 countries and is 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 for an excellent team and help us keep the world cool!


Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cooling towers, evaporative fluid coolers, evaporative condensers and air cooled heat exchangers providing full-service cooling solutions and support to customers in the power generation, petrochemical, industrial, refrigeration, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) markets for more than 100 years. SPX Cooling Technologies and its Marley and Recold product brands are part of SPX Corporation.

This position is responsible for continuous improvement deployment within the value stream, being an innovator of positive change that favorably impacts safety, profitability, inventory turns, on-time delivery, quality, financial commitments and employee training and development. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment
  • Proactively address employee relations issues through a supportive environment including; coaching and ongoing team member development.
  • Deliver discipline as needed in conjunction with human resources.
  • Consistently address good safety practices with team members and take immediate action should there be any safety violations committed
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are in working order and that they are in place and used in a safe, efficient manner
  • Ensure consistent execution of job rotation through proper management and appropriate verification
  • Lead assigned area in continuous improvement, while accepting full ownership for area responsibility
  • Maintain manufacturing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintain a safe and secure work environment developing personal growth opportunities
  • Perform team member evaluations and corrective actions as necessary
  • Initiate or suggest plans to motivate team members to achieve work goals
  • Utilize proactive approach in resolving problems or conflicts
  • Study production schedules and estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment
  • Establish or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules
  • Ensure that direct and indirect labor goals are met on a daily basis through strict compliance of working to the required manpower numbers
  • Recommend and implement measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product
  • Analyze and resolve work problems, or assist team members in solving work problems
  • Maintain time and production records
  • Manage scrap within assigned area to achieve program fiscal plan goals
  • Ensure all Standard Operating Procedures are accurate and followed
  • Use ERP system and other technology to prepare and submit reports for planning, monitoring of performance and to identify issues and opportunities for improvement
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education, Skills and Experience

  • Associate’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2-5 years of supervisory experience in an manufacturing environment
  • Experience and strong aptitude working in an ERP or other related system preferred
  • Proven ability to motivate others, supervise, train, and manage hourly employees and the production process
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Excellent planning, problem solving skills and attention to detail.   
  • Strong multitasking / time management skills. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software


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 50 pounds
  • Bending/stooping
  • Keyboarding/typing
  • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen and/or paper copy
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally


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.

  • The incumbent works in a plant environment and may be exposed to bad weather, excessive heat, and/or excessive noise




Thank you for your interest in our company.


SPX Corporation 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 Corporation, 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 Corporation’s 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.