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Associate Engineer - Engineering Development Program

SPX Genfare

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Overland Park, KS
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

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 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.

With its people-centric culture, SPX prides itself on attracting top talent to the industry. Help us keep the world cool!

Job Summary

EDP Overview

The SPX Engineering Development Program (EDP) is created around the principle of hiring the best and most talented people, and then providing the necessary means for them to constantly learn, be challenged, mentored, and successful. The EDP is the premier entry point in SPX for either product design engineers or manufacturing engineers who have recently earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, or other related engineering disciplines, or a Master’s Degree in Engineering. During the course of the two-year development program, the engineer will be given four distinct developmental assignments and should take part in advanced professional training and/or related certification(s) that will be made available by SPX. The EDP begins in June of each year and positions are available in numerous locations throughout SPX.

Key Exposures to Engineering Executives and Business Unit Operational Leaders

The EDP rotations provide significant exposure to the business unit’s senior management team and engineering leaders, in addition to company executives and corporate leaders. Rotations are designed around a business unit’s specific needs along with objectives unique to each engineer. These rotations will provide a “big picture” view of the SPX business at the same time offering hands-on, real experiences that aim to sharpen your engineering skills in multiple technical areas.

Rotations may include:

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain
  • Quality Engineering
  • Line / Cell Supervision
  • Process Engineering
  • Production and Inventory
  • Project Management / Engineering
  • Product Development
  • Product Design
  • Applications Engineering
  • Product Management / Marketing

Objectives of Engineering Rotations

The EDP rotations and developmental assignments will be established to help ensure that each participating engineer is:

  • Given significant and increasingly challenging professional assignments as the rotation progresses
  • Provided distinct work assignments with specific, measureable goals outlined in a detailed rotation plan
  • Professionally prepared to add value in their designated assignment at program’s completion
  • Able to fully embrace the organization’s culture and environment while embodying the SPX Mission, Vision and Values
  • Assigned a mentor at the beginning of their assignments who will be responsible for assisting in their development during the program
  • Provided regular intervals of formal and informal feedback throughout each assignment to ensure continued growth

Development of Competencies

  • Leadership / Influencing
  • Self-motivation
  • Teamwork / Business Partnering
  • Judgment / Problem-solving
  • Innovation / Business Maturity
  • Communication
  • Cross-functional Learning

Required Experience & Skills

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Relevant internship / co-op experience (professional experience in manufacturing is desired)
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work in changing work environments
  • Willingness to travel to or potentially reside in different geographic locations during the program
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, technical knowledge, mathematical skills, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that is fast-paced and challenging
  • Self-directed, excellent initiative, strong organizational and communication skills
  • Exhibit strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, and willingness to learn

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