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Ghafari CAD Specialist / 3D Modeling - Process Systems in Dearborn, Michigan


Ghafari Associates is seeking a CAD Specialist for the Operations + Systems Engineering group based in Dearborn, MI. This position can be hybrid, in-office or remote with the availablity to be in the Dearborn, MI office for training or project needs.

General Summary:

With general direction from the Group Manager, applies CAD skills and knowledge in drafting process engineering work documents, provides general CAD technical support in the disciplines of material handling systems, process controls and paint/tooling engineering.

Essential Functions:

  • Create engineering documents using 3D computer aided design (CAD) technology (Revit and/or AutoCAD in most cases).

  • Make corrections and modifications to documents for engineers to review, including checking for integration of sections and coordination of disciplines.

  • May produce drawings and digital design models in 3D software applications.

  • May do some field checking and/or field measurement (existing conditions).

  • Participate in team-oriented problem solving.


Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree in CAD Technology or similar program preferred but not required.

  • Minimum of (2) years’ experience producing engineering documents using CAD technology.


  • Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD 2D/3D preferred.

  • Must gain knowledge of internal and client CAD standards and be diligent about adhering to those standards.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

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If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.

It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Working Options

Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2022-1957

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering