Refrigeration Engineer in Training - Missoula

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Cushing Terrell
  • Missoula, MT, USA
  • Apr 29, 2024
Full time Engineering Entry Level

Job Description


Ready to create with us?  

As a Cushing Terrell team member, you will have a unique opportunity to manage projects throughout the United States. You will be the creative engine of our teams and our projects, developing a quality, unified and sustainable design. You will be called upon to perform calculations, select components, and produce construction documents for systems specified by Project Engineer. May act as Project Engineer for small projects.

What you will bring to the table:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering, or other related degree and/or equivalent experience
  • 2 to 5+ years of project experience
  • A talent for balancing graceful concise persistent communication across multiple different communication styles
  • Basic knowledge of Autodesk MEP Revit, Auto CADD, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office,and Outlook
  • Experience with contract document software, fee proposals, construction correspondence review and proofing, and other related Architectural and Engineer experience
  • Basic knowledge of refrigeration systems, calculations and knowledge of (standard DX system, CO2 system and advanced hybrid)
  • Solid understanding of construction and the ability to manage multiple complex schedules, in addition to correspondence and tracking of construction administration activities including; project submittals, requests for information, proposal requests, change orders and field reports
  • Strong initiative, with the ability to start projects on your own, face challenges and contribute to efficiencies, even if you have never done a task before

As a Team Member at Cushing Terrell, you will…  

  • Be tasked with utilizing your knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, planning and a dash of ingenuity to help drive projects. 
  • Be excited about learning new areas, taking on more responsibilities, and having a can do attitude
  • Be called upon to support our design teams in partnership with talented Architects, Engineers and Business Professionals remotely and across our office locations
  • Perform engineering analysis and design calculations
  • Analyze product literature, specifications and select major system components
  • Produce plans, sections, details, specifications, and schedules
  • Prepare estimates, compare with client requirements
  • Plan projects and coordinate with other consultants
  • Integrate all elements into design for client review and approval
  • Provide basic research into jurisdictional requirements
  • Provide and implement basic code research
  • Perform engineering studies and prepare reports
  • Electronically draft plans, schedules, profiles, surveys, diagrams, and details under the direction of the Project Engineer
  • Drawing input, set up and red line correction changes

The majority of the time a person in this role will be sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys. 


The expected salary range for this position $60,000 to $70,000 is based on the location/s posted. If you are a candidate living outside of (this region/these regions), we still encourage you to apply as salary ranges may differ across states/cities/job markets.  

Actual pay will be determined based on your years of experience, licensure status, location, level of proficiency, and other job-related factors (as permitted by law). The position is also eligible for an annual performance bonus.

We are Cushing Terrell  

As a fully integrated firm, offering a balance of architecture and the full spectrum of engineering services, our firm commands unique resources to support our on-going drive to be an acknowledged pioneer at the forefront of engineering, architecture, planning, and design across the country – ranking within the top of ENR’s best AE firms.  

At Cushing Terrell, we empower our people to be creative pioneers. Our business is built around integrity, design ingenuity, and growth – to shape a new world and to discover imaginative, responsible, and exceptional environments.

Why Cushing Terrell? 

This position offers a complete benefits package including: 

  • A performance bonus program
  • Medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance plan with an HSA, for both you and any eligible dependents
  • FSA dependent care options   
  • 401(k)/Roth retirement plan with employer match   
  • 8 paid holidays and 16 days of Paid Time Off to start

We also offer educational and advancement opportunities and are committed to the continuing education and mentorship of all our team members.

Flexible Work Environments 

Cushing Terrell’s Work Smart Program is a flexible work arrangement designed to acknowledge and embrace flexibility in our work environments and preferences. Team members here get to choose if they would like to work remotely, a hybrid schedule, or 100% in the office. This program enables you, as a Cushing Terrell team member, to select a work situation that suits you best, while at the same time providing uncompromised—and always exceptional—service to our clients, partners, and colleagues. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


We embrace diversity and equality in a serious way. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and views. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 

Cushing Terrell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, age, color, religious creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, military status or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.