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Ghafari Mechanical Designer (Dust & Fume Collection Ductwork) in Dearborn, Michigan


Ghafari Associates is looking for Mechanical Designers with Emphasis on Dust & Fume Collection Ductwork to join the team. This role will support nationwide projects and report to a manager out of the Dearborn, MI office. Candidates can choose to be HYBRID, or 100% IN OFFICE in our Dearborn, MI location.

General Summary:

The Mechanical Designer will coordinate design activities with project engineers and with other team members. The Mechanical Designer will participate in the preparation and development of project deliverables, ensure project deliverable quality and perform project assignments. The Mechanical Designer participates in meetings, provides feedback to engineering and project team members, performs basic system related engineering calculations, participates in design development activities and implementation support.

Essential Functions:

  • Understand basics of mechanical systems and manufacturing processes, including HVAC and piping systems, for which systems will be designed.

  • Create and plot drawings from sketches and drawing mark-ups. Produce CAD drawings from engineering mark-ups.

  • Measure, sketch, and verify existing conditions of equipment, building, etc. Retrieve plant reference drawings and perform field data gathering.

  • Review and understand client specifications and Safety Codes & Standards, as they relate to various assignments.

  • Participate with project teams and clients to prepare or edit project specifications.

  • Participate in client review meetings of drawings and specifications.

  • Produce system as-built/as-installed drawings from red-lined mark-ups.

  • Coordinate project with other disciplines.

  • Review product submittals for design content (shop drawings), specify action to be taken to reach specification compliance (to be reviewed with the project engineer).


Education and Experience:

  • Prefer Bachelor Degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited university.

  • Prefer 2 - 5 years of related work experience.


  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD. Revit proficiency is a plus.

  • Proficient in MS Office.

  • Working knowledge of process system engineering and design.

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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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

Fully Remote, Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2023-2245

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering