HR Assistant


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 an HR Assistant, you will provide Human Resources support to the Cooling Business Unit in the Americas. Key responsibilities include HR program management, creating and maintaining employee files, and updating various systems and documents with HR data. The successful incumbent is prompt, courteous, diplomatic, detail-oriented, and manages tasks with efficiency and confidentiality.


What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)


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


  • Administer HR programs such as wellness reimbursement and service awards
  • Administer multiple employee recognition programs, which includes collecting nominations, coordinating committee and leadership review processes, and the creation and distribution of awards
  • Conduct new hire orientations and assist with onboarding plans for salaried employees
  • Manage non-exempt employee data in timekeeping system
  • Submit time and attendance files to payroll
  • Communicate annual enrollment process for benefits and assist employees with benefits questions as needed
  • Coordinate communications with Marketing on service awards, recognition awards, new hires, promotions, and job openings for the global Cooling newsletter and other employee communications 
  • Complete projects and audits related to records retention and compliance
  • Prepare employee new hire gifts and other awards 
  • Assemble and mail new hire packets for construction employees
  • Generate reports on new hires and terminations in order to maintain email distribution lists, floor plan document, and company credit card access
  • Manage special continuous-improvement HR projects to improve cost and efficiency
  • Organize and process HR invoices, purchasing card transactions, and interview candidate expense reports
  • Manage HR vendors to budget including compliance posters, vending, and safety
  • Assist in the coordination of meetings and events for the HR team and general employee base
  • Coordinate community involvement efforts with employees and various philanthropic organizations
  • Attend college career fairs and assist with job postings and other aspects of college recruiting program
  • Complete employment verifications 
  • Order office supplies 
  • Be backup to answer main phone line for Overland Park office and route phone calls to appropriate parties
  • Act as point person for visitors to the Overland Park office
  • Create and maintain employee files
  • Create and maintain reports containing sensitive HR data 
  • Uphold the security and confidentiality of HR documents and data 
  • Perform other tasks and HR projects as assigned


What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)


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


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in HR-related field preferred
  • HR experience preferred
  • Recruiting software / HRIS experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint​​​​​​​


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:

  • 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 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.