Manufacturing Engineer


Springfield, Missouri, 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.


Job Summary 


The manufacturing engineer will support the production team for SPX through design, troubleshooting, and technical manufacturing engineering support. Technical support involves providing direct support to production through safety and ergonomic improvements, troubleshooting, problem solving, material flow, general maintenance opportunities. This position will also assist in driving product quality by implementing best practices and driving change to improve manufacturing processes.  The successful incumbent will have a variety of technical skills, broad engineering knowledge, sound engineering and business judgment, strong communication skills, knowledge of the industry, and strong project management skills.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate and implement capital projects of all sizes including those having large scope and a high degree of complexity.
  • Resolve technical issues to support the production floor and help design fixturing
  • Implement operational excellence and continuous improvement projects
  • Focus on improving the quality and productivity on the shop floor while reducing scrap and promoting cost reductions.
  • Conduct EHS training for employees and control documents
  • Perform other job-related duties as necessary to fulfill responsibilities of position.
  • Develop work instructions and training documentation to ensure successful operation and maintenance of new processes, equipment, and systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering subfield (idus, mechanical, etc.)  
  • 2-7 years experience 


Certifications/Other Skills and Abilities

  • Strong mechanical background with hands-on mechanical ability 
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Solid Edge, or other 3-D solid modeling software 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Knowledge of sheet metal production processes a plus
  • Knowledge of SAP or other ERP systems a plus
  • Experienced in Lean Processes, Six Sigma and ISO a plus


Physical Demands/Environment

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.

  • Occasional lifting of 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


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.

  • Office environment with varying degrees of noise levels
  • On-site at times; may be exposed to bad weather, excessive heat and/or excessive noise


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.