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


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.


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

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 status, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

Job ID 2022-1719

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering