Machine Center Apprentice


Orlando, Florida, United States

Job Summary / Objective

Entry level apprentice position. This position will allow you the opportunity to gain the knowledge of every area within the Machine Center - CNC Machines, Manual Machines, Weld, Paint, Deburr, Packaging and Maintenance. Under general supervision, perform assignments involving drilling, grinding, sand blasting, and other machine shop functions. This role is to support all areas of the machine shop wherever required by Shop Lead and Manager.

  • Duties will include preventive maintenance of various CNC machines and building services.
  • Lifting and moving product on and around the production floor.
  • Operate general shop tools, such as, drill presses, grinders and sand blaster.
  •  Aid in cleaning and deburring precision parts.
  • Grind and clean welds.
  • Mask, sand and clean parts to prep for paint.
  • Saw cut all materials to router specification using various saws based on material.
  • Complete router transactions for time spent on each work order.


Required Education and Experience

  • Basic math understanding
  • Mechanical ASSY understanding
  • Ability to understand and execute verbal and written instructions
  • Understand concepts including - process improvement, functional and technical skills, controls and instrumentation, supply management, tooling, inventory control and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goal.
  • Ability to follow safety and maintenance procedures.
  • Maintain clean and safe working environment.


Preferred Education and Experience

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • +1 year in Machine Shop.
  • Machine Shop deburring and packaging experience.
  • Drilling, grinding and sanding experience.


Working Conditions / Work Schedule / Travel

  • Normal work hours [4 - 10 hour days (MON – THUR)] – days may vary
    • 1st Shift - 5:00AM to 3:30PM
  • Overtime as required


Physical Requirements

  • Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs
  • Remain standing on feet for long periods of time
  • Frequent carrying, grasping, reaching, pulling, pushing, stooping for parts and supplies.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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.