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Ghafari Laser Scanning Specialist I in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Description

The Laser Scanning Specialists primary functions are to capturescan data at client locations using laser scanners and survey tools, process the data to accurate point cloud models, and incorporating the data in CAD / BIM for A/E Design Team utilization. This position requires working directly with Ghafari’s project managers, project engineers, and design leads to plan and perform these projects for a wide variety of facilities and locations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Under the supervision of the Sr. Laser Scanning Technician, perform survey and reality capture field work using survey tools and scanners.

  • Under the supervision of the Sr. Laser Scanning Technician, assist in perform data processing

  • Utilize cloud-based file sharing technologies

  • Create CAD backgrounds and BIM Models to host Point cloud data for Design Team

  • Stay abreast of technology in the industries and facilitate team discussions based on industry knowledge

  • Participate in other duties related to technology in the AEC industry


Employment Qualifications:


  • Associates Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or related degree


  • One to two years of surveying experience or familiarity and knowledge of Leica scanners and Leica Cyclone Register 360 software (RTC360, BLK360 & BLk2Go)


  • General knowledge of high-definition laser scanning technologies

  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD

  • Basic knowledge of Revit

  • Basic knowledge of drafting standards

  • Ability to navigate, read, and understand construction documents


  • On-site local, national, and possible international travel required

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Must be able to work additional hours as needed

Physical Requirements

  • Standing or sitting for prolonged periods, up to 10 hours a day during site visits

  • Exposure to outdoor elements (cold, rain, snow, heat)

  • Must be able operate motor vehicles

  • Moving about to accomplish tasks

  • Some bending and crouching will be required


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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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, On-Site

Job ID 2023-2071

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering