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A Level Machinist - Welder

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
SPX Cooling Technologies
Physical Address
Olathe , KS 66061
Job Description

Depending on the assigned department, the position will be responsible for tacking and solid welding of a water tight weld on stainless steel cold water basins, reading and interpreting drawings for assembling and welding of components to meet engineering and/or AWS standards, and know how to correctly use a plasma and oxygen acetylene torch. The role may assume additional duties as assigned for the complete process of the welded basin which may include performing basin modification or sub assembly to support the assembly line. The successful incumbent will be detail oriented, able to follow instructions well, and work well in a team atmosphere.


1.Pull parts as directed by Lead Person
2.Interpret build orders and engineering drawings correctly
3.Reference engineering drawings to perform solid or tack welding
4.Use welding equipment, tape measures, and hand tools safely and effectively
5.Put on cart or fixture for next station
6.Perform maintenance on torch when needed
7.Identify parts using the build order
8.Measure using a tape measurer for correct position for the component being installed on the cooling tower
9.Pick correct template in coordination with the build order or engineering drawing
10.Accurately perform any necessary cutting within the cooling tower by using the correct template and appropriate cutting tool (reference assembly manual for modification instructions)
11.Grind edges using grinder
12.Perform welding based upon tower and/or engineering specs
13.Perform leak testing
14.Use an overhead crane




•Ability to use correctly measuring tools
•Ability to use correctly and safely other hand tools (both manual and pneumatic)
•Ability to read a tape measure in metric and empirical standards
•Ability to work within precise limits and/or standards of accuracy
•Ability to apply shop mathematics to solve problems
•Ability to plan work and select proper tools
•Ability to compare and accurately determine difference in size, shape, and form of objects
•Ability to multi-task
•Ability to work well with others
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
•Ability to adapt to change and flex his/her work at appropriate times so as to support the assembly process


•High school diploma or GED preferred, but not required
•AWS D1.1 welding certification preferred, but not required
•Previous Stainless Steel Welding experience on 11 gauge through 18 gauge preferred, but not required
•Previous welding experience


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.
•Lifting up to 50+ pounds with assistance
•Sitting, standing, walking, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, twisting, and working at heights
•Perform repetitive motions
•Plant environment with potential exposure to bad weather, excessive heat, and/or excessive noise

About SPX

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation is a leading supplier of highly engineered HVAC products, detection and measurement technologies and power equipment. With operations in about 20 countries, SPX Corporation has approximately $2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 6,000 employees worldwide. SPX Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol, “SPXC”. For more information, please visit

SPX is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Thank you for your interest in our company.

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