Ghafari Jobs

Job Information

Ghafari Senior Process Engineer - Ventilation/Dust Collection/Piping in Dearborn, Michigan


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

General Summary:

Responsible for providing engineering and design for process systems, which includesdust collection systems, ventilation design and piping design for process equipment systems. Prepare conceptual design layouts and process flow diagrams, perform engineering calculations, and specify equipment for process systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Shall be familiar with mechanical systems and manufacturing processes for which systems will be designed.

  • Mechanical systems shall include ventilation systems, HVAC and exhaust systems.

  • Design of process piping to include process flow diagrams and P&ID's.

  • Work with clients to develop system concepts, including general layouts, utility matrix, process flow diagrams, selection of off-the-shelf purchased equipment and interface to it.

  • Coordinate with other disciplines including electrical/controls, structural, civil, etc. to develop a complete engineered package.

  • Prepare equipment installation packages. Coordinate with suppliers for general system layouts, interface drawings and installation drawings for equipment, platforms, etc.

  • Participate with project teams and clients to prepare project scopes, generate project specifications or edit customer specifications.

  • Prepare bid packages including system scopes of work/system description, overall plan and area views, process flow diagrams, sequence of operations as well as detailed fabrication drawings and specifications for a complete system.

  • Provide design calculations for ventilation systems, fans, air make up units and associated duct work with regards to static losses, downdraft requirements, and systems effects losses.

  • Understand and be familiar with all applicable governmental (i.e., OSHA, NFPA) Safety Codes & Standards

  • Review and approve contractor submittals, including engineering calculations, equipment cut sheets, material selections, sequence of operations, etc.

  • Travel to client’s sites to perform field site visits to inspect existing equipment, systems and facilities.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited school is preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years of related work experience is required.


  • AutoCAD, Inventor or 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:

Connect to our job portal (

By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources

In person at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.

By email at

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

Fully Remote, Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2023-2262

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering