Rough Brothers
  • 05-Jul-2018 to 03-Sep-2018 (MST)
  • Operations
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Full Time

For over 80 years, Rough Brothers has been working with hundreds of clients to design, engineer and manufacture research, teaching, educational and commercial greenhouses. Our business is building the custom greenhouses and conservatories that help commercial growers, retail garden centers, research facilities, universities and schools throughout the country.

Rough Brothers is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our dynamic team.

Job title:  Mechanical Engineer


  • Design & engineer facility mechanical systems including water, chilled water, cooling towers/condensers, boiler/steam or hot water systems, and other plumbing systems for custom industrial and commercial applications.
  • Detail design lead of mechanical systems for agricultural facilities including steam generator, waste heat recovery boilers; chillers, condensers, blowers, and deaerator systems.
  • Hydronic heating and cooling systems including Variable Primary Flow, Primary-Secondary flow, Decoupled Loop piping and pumping and boiler and chiller selections.
  • Performing pipe stress analysis and designing piping systems.
  • QA/QC reviews of all calculations by designers
  • Directs and coordinates fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications
  • Designs products or systems, such as instruments, controls, machines, and mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, or heat transfer systems, applying knowledge of engineering principles.
  • May use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for design data processing and for developing alternative designs.
  • Serve as the technical lead for mechanical systems and components through the entire product life cycle, from inception and roadmap through design, installation, startup & commissioning including coordination with building controls
  • Ability to troubleshoot in the field existing or ongoing installations.
  • Able to lead as the Senior Mechanical Engineer, all mechanical design on a multi-discipline project
  • Ability to travel (overnight) on an as needed basis, up to 25%


  • Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • 10+ years of Mechanical Design experience, preferred to include some field experience and/or Project Management
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with:
    • Heating (gas or heating water) and Cooling (chilled water) central plant system design
    • Boilers
    • FCU/Fan Coil Units
    • AHU/Air Handling Units
    • Cooling Towers
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly the ability to summarize complex, technical information in a succinct and concise manner for decision makers
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities with many internal stakeholders.


  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE)

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Preferred education: Mechanical Engineering Degree  

Rough Brothers offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, and life insurance; company match 401(k); tuition reimbursement; paid vacation and much more. 

Rough Brothers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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