CAD Designer


Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Building the people that build the world.

With platforms in HVAC and Detection and Measurement, SPX Technologies builds innovative solutions that enable a safer, more efficient, sustainable world.  Through our RiSE talent development framework, we Reach, Identify, Strengthen, and Engage our employees to support them in their continued development.  We’re a global company of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators, and our businesses build solutions that impact the world. 


As part of HVAC Cooling, SPX Cooling Technologies is a leader in high quality industrial HVAC equipment used to cool large facilities like hospitals, data centers, and power plants.   With cooling towers, fans, and refrigeration units, companies rely on brands like Marley, Recold, and SGS to provide comfort and mission critical and industrial cooling solutions.


How you will make an Impact (Job Summary)


SPX is a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact. As a Designer, you will lead, oversee, and work with less experienced designers to ensure timely, orderly and accurate completion of cooling tower orders. The incumbent has strong product knowledge with developing expertise in a specific field. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the project team's output is consistent with project requirements, applicable science and all regulatory codes. This position is responsible for the progression of orders from field sales representatives to application engineers and ultimately to the plant for fabrication or the field for construction. The incumbent must excel at creating drawings in the CAD tools relevant to assigned products. The drawings must be such that viewers can easily understand them and can compile lists of necessary materials based on viewing them.


The incumbent is also responsible for fabrication details, design, proper descriptions, and engineering specifications of materials coming from vendors. Other responsibilities include meeting shipping schedules with ultimate cost savings applied, creating installation drawings and instructions for safe tower assembly, and assisting sales support with proposals and aftermarket issues. The incumbent also deals directly with vendors and/or field erectors in order to address problems affecting material shipments and/or product construction. The successful incumbent works efficiently and accurately, and collaborates effectively with designers, engineers and other departments.   



What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)


While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:


  • Review work of inexperienced designers; provide mentoring and coaching 
  • Train other designers in use of software tools and product details 
  • Provide training to and answer questions from field construction and/or manufacturing plants
  • Plan own work and create own timelines consistent with project requirements; contribute to project overview, timeline and plan when appropriate
  • Draw and generate bills of material pertaining to product development, sales order processing, maintenance and/or redesign 
  • Follow company document control procedures to save and/or revise drawings
  • Support suppliers, manufacturing and/or construction by answering questions and clarifying uncertainty regarding documentation and instructions
  • Review documentation (parts lists and drawings); track, investigate, and correct discrepancies
  • Maintain integrity of product model files to conform with currently defined product specifications
  • Create and execute engineering change orders (document the revisions and revise data and drawings as needed)
  • Maintain product configurators to conform with currently defined product specifications, availability and substitutions
  • Responsible for Americas locations


What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)


We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:


Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in drafting or engineering technology, or equivalent experience 
  • 1+ years of experience 
  • HVAC and/or cooling tower experience preferred
  • Strong proficiency with CAD tools relevant to assigned products; certain roles may require strong proficiency in 3D modeling
  • Programming and/or Visual Basic knowledge helpful
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Basic proficiency in SAP or other ERP system
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of moderately complex assignments
  • Success in applying skills to specific company projects
  • Significant knowledge of some products
  • Accountability for specific projects; responsibility for project accuracy, budget, and timeline
  • Creative thinker



How we live our culture

Our culture is at the center of what we do and, more importantly, who we are.  Our core values set a standard for how we manage ourselves, and our Leadership Model sets the standard for how we engage with each other.  Whether you are an individual contributor or you lead a large team, each of us leads at SPX.  


What benefits do we offer?

We know that the well-being of our employees is integral. Our benefits include:

  • Generous and flexible paid time off including paid personal time off, caregiver, parental, and volunteer leave
  • Competitive health insurance plans and 401(k) match, with benefits starting day one
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation packages and bonus plans
  • Educational assistance, leadership development programs, and recognition programs  


Our commitment to embrace diversity to build a culture of inclusion at SPX

We value different backgrounds, experiences, and voices at SPX, and we are committed to challenging ourselves, openly communicating, and striving to improve every day.  We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to realize their fullest potential. 


SPX is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.


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.