Refrigeration (Mechanical) Engineer II

Salt Lake City, UT

Job Summary

The Mechanical Refrigeration Engineer will plan, design, and implement mechanical systems for industrial food and beverage production facilities, particularly industrial refrigeration systems for production facilities, cold storage warehouses, and product cooling.  You will work on multi-disciplinary project teams and have an opportunity to perform, practice, and apply a wide range of mechanical refrigeration engineering knowledge from the system and facility design stage through the construction and commissioning stage of our projects. Typical responsibilities include: 


  • May work independently or with other refrigeration engineers, depending on project size
  • Developing refrigeration systems for cold storage, production, and product cooling
  • Leading mechanical system design development and coordinating with other internal and external team members
  • Developing refrigeration and related utility equipment and construction specifications
  • Developing P&IDs, equipment layout plans, plant / process utility distribution plans, and system details
  • Sizing and developing layouts for ammonia and glycol piping plans
  • Specifying equipment 
  • Selecting equipment
  • Bid review
  • Cost estimating
  • Development of the functional description, sequence of operation, details, and plans with electrical and controls engineers
  • Creating project documents such as calculations, reports, and construction drawings and specifications, etc.
  • Performing construction administration in the form of submittal reviews, RFI responses, and field visits to verify construction scope is proceeding per the intent of the design
  • Review and update design standards/details
  • Building code familiarity, compliance & review
  • Field support, discipline lead for commissioning activities and client main point of contact
  • Researching refrigeration and utility materials and best practices
  • Supporting talent growth within our organization 
  • Provide coaching and/or mentoring to a subordinate group when directed by supervisor.

Required Education Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering or related field
  • 4-7 years of demonstrated refrigeration and utilities experience; mechanical experience in food and beverage, pharmaceutical, or other sanitary environments is a plus
  • 4-7 years of ammonia, freon, and industrial refrigeration system design experience
  • 4-7 years of experience with equipment and components for HVAC/R systems (refrigerant/hydronic piping, valves, pumps, vessels, heat exchangers, chillers, compressors, condensers, fluid coolers, condensing units, evaporator coils).
  • 4-7 year of experience working with computer operations for engineering design programs and computer aided drafting (AutoCAD, Revit, etc.)
  • Travel to customer project sites for review, audit, and meetings, estimated 10-25%
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, a team-oriented can-do attitude, and an ability to work and manage projects independently. 

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift-up to 15 pounds at times.

Travel Requirement

  • Up to 10-25% travel required to visit project site and other offices.

About Us

We plan, design, engineer, and build food plants for major brands across the country and the world. For the past three decades, we’ve focused exclusively on the food and beverage industry, helping your favorite brands put your favorite foods in the grocery store. Simply put, food isn’t one thing we do, it’s all we do.

Dennis Group offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with experience. We provide comprehensive employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off including an open vacation policy, as well as bonus, profit-sharing, and retirement plans.

Dennis Group is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

JOB CODE: 1001678