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Ghafari Packaging Engineer - Automotive in Dearborn, Michigan


Designs, develops and validates new automotive shipping packaging processes including racks, thermal form trim, injection molded components and dunnage for powertrain components, such as engine and transmission components.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Analyze current packaging operations to determine target areas for process improvement flow.

  • Provide continuous improvement studies aimed at identifying packaging-related cost reduction opportunities.

  • Formulate sampling procedures and designs and develop forms and instructions for recording, evaluating and reporting quality and reliability data.

  • Maintain BOM packaging specifications.

  • Analyze product / packaging damage issues and implement effective and timely solutions to bring resolution and improve customer satisfaction.

  • Develop material strategies to optimize efficiencies at packaging and supplier locations.

  • Create and implement standard operating procedures for packaging assembly lines.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience

  • BS degree in Packaging from an accredited university preferred or a 4 year degree in an engineering discipline.

  • Prefer 1-3 years of progressively more responsible experience.

  • Automotive experience is beneficial.

Additional Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of software, with particular strength in Microsoft Excel.


Ghafari Associates is a leading architecture, engineering, consulting and construction services organization with a long-standing history of client focus, quality design and technological innovation. With offices in North and South America, the Middle East and India, Ghafari serves a diverse client base across a variety of technically intensive market sectors. The firm distinguishes itself as an operations-focused practice with experienced management leadership, expert technical resources and an impressive portfolio of projects. Regardless of project size or complexity, we follow an integrated approach to deliver solutions that synergize building systems and operations.

Ghafari was founded on innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in adopting the latest technologies in real project applications. That tradition continues today. Our 3D building information modeling (BIM) experience, combined with our expertise in integrated and lean project delivery and high definition laser scanning capabilities, is transforming the industry.

It is Ghafari Associates, L.L.C.’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, 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 2020-1420

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering