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Ghafari Senior Mechanical Engineer - Material Handling Systems (AGV/AMR/ASRS) in Dearborn, Michigan


Ghafari Associates is looking for Senior Mechanical Engineers to join the Material Handling Systems 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 office location, or FULLY REMOTE with availability to travel to the Dearborn, MI office occasionally to support project activity.

Position Summary:

Perform engineering design, calculations and conceptual layouts of a variety of material handling systems, including AGV/AMR/ASRS material handling systems. Specify equipment and consult with vendors and client on project needs and deliverables. Provide leadership on engineering efforts related to these types of material handling systems.

Primary Duties:

  • Understand basics of mechanical systems and processes for various types of conveyor systems, especially AGV/AMR/ASRS material handling systems. Also understand the basics of pneumatic and controls applications.

  • Participate with project team and client as directed to prepare or edit project specifications and reports.

  • Design system layouts and determine operational requirements so that a detailed system flow can be generated. Perform all required calculations to validate system throughput and workability.

  • Specify and design system demolition and rework pertaining to the possible re-use of existing equipment.

  • Lead system start-up, debug and testing activities and provide system review and punch-listing.

  • Produce, or review and approve system as-built/as-installed drawings.

  • Perform and manage field checking of existing equipment, sites and facilities.

  • Able to lead an engineering team to solve application-specific configurations that may arise through the course of the design effort.

  • Must be able to travel and accept field assignments to promote project success.

  • Responsible for completion of assigned project deliverables as it relates to cost and schedule.

  • Provide project scheduling input for AGV/AMR/ASRS systems implementation.

  • Track and communicate project status, both internally and externally.


Education / Experience:

  • Prefer Bachelor Degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited university, with at least (8) years of related work experience.


  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2D/3D, Inventor

  • Experience with Revit is a plus

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Skilled in conveyor system design and engineering.

  • 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 2022-2033

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering