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March 8, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Category: Meeting
Location: College of Engineering, Ford Activity Center #1520
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students

What is it Like to Be a Military Scientist? 

March 8, 2-3PM in the Ford Activity Center, 1520 Main Engineering


Come to meet Dr. David Gorsich, the Chief Scientist at the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).


Dr. Gorsich will describe the engineering, research and development opportunities and challenges for military engineers and scientists at TARDEC, their state-of-the-art facilities, and career paths.


TARDEC is the world’s premier ground vehicle research and development center.  Come to this meeting to learn how you can participate in these exciting opportunities.  Come talk and explore your opportunities!




Career Opportunities


Are you interested in working for a leading edge science and technology leader? Want to make a difference as an engineer working on the latest ground vehicle system technologies? TARDEC is looking for certified engineers and technologists to join its world-class team.


 As a government employer, TARDEC offers an attractive benefit package that includes: flexible work schedule, health and life insurance, retirement plan, accrued paid annual/sick leave, professional development training and educational tuition assistance programs for qualified employees. For United States citizens able to successfully complete a full background check, there are several employment avenues to consider when joining the TARDEC team. We offer several choices of career paths, each aligned to help meet your career development goals. Opportunities can include: engineer and scientist positions, Pathways Intern and Recent Graduates, Summer Hire, and the SMART Scholarship Program.


◦ Engineer and Scientist Journeyworker Positions: Open to candidates who are seeking entry-level through journey-level positions, the government offers training and establishes a clear career path while working at TARDEC. Qualified candidates for TARDEC engineering and related science positions must possess a Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET accredited college or university. If you meet these qualifying conditions please forward your resume as an attachment to the following e-mail address: usarmy.detroit.rdecom.mbx.tardec-resumes@mail.mil. Please note that only resumes received through USAjobs.com will be considered for open announcements. Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates: Information on the programs and vacancy announcements can be found at the the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.


◦ Summer Hire Program (SHP): High school and college students are exposed to multiple engineering technologies at TARDEC for an 8- to 10-week period. Students are paid to put their skills to work while participating in a leading-edge engineering experience. If you would like to learn more about our SHP, a call for applications announcement is posted every February at: www.usajobs.com. The title of the position is Engineering Aid/Engineering Technician. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, high school (age 16 or older) & college students interested in an Engineering/Science career.


◦ Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART): The SMART Defense Education Program is a scholarship-for-service program in which students who have demonstrated the ability and aptitude to excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines can receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. SMART Scholars receive a salary to cover room and board, and generally work at national research laboratories during summer periods. Upon completion of their degrees, students are required to work for the DOD as civilian employees for a period of time related to that period of time covered in the scholarship program. For questions about the SMART Program please log on to: http://smart.asee.org




TARDEC Background


The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center is the Nation’s laboratory for advanced military automotive technology and engineering integration. TARDEC is located in the heart of the world’s automotive capital. Its technical, engineering and scientific staff leads research in all ground manned and unmanned vehicle technologies, including a wide variety of logistics equipment, water generation and purification systems, fuels and lubricants, alternative energy, propulsion systems and mobility, robotics, military bridging, countermine and construction equipment.


TARDEC is a major element of RDECOM and partner in the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.  As a full life-cycle engineering support provider-of-first-choice for all DOD ground combat and combat support weapons and vehicle systems, TARDEC develops and integrates the right technology solutions to improve Current Force effectiveness and provide superior capabilities for the Future Force.


TARDEC’s strategic technology focus areas are ground vehicle Survivability, Ground Vehicle Power and Mobility, Intelligent Ground Systems, Vehicle Architecture and Electronics, and Maneuver Support and Sustainment. TARDEC is fulfilling its role as DoD’s Ground Systems Integrator and has a long history of strong partnerships and collaboration.  Its engineers and scientists are at the forefront of technology development and engineering and systems integration.


TARDEC’s technicians, scientists and engineers are dedicated to enhancing the lethality, survivability and sustainability of our Soldiers, regardless of where the battlefield or mission takes them. Our Enterprise commitment: Lead, Innovate, Integrate & Deliver.

For more information about this event, please contact Beth Madigan at 313-577-1196 or bethmadigan@wayne.edu.