AUTOMOTIVE INSIGHT: Tardec Looking for Engineers

November 4th, 2008 at 1:19pm

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If you’re an engineer who’s been laid off in the auto industry, here’s a place where you might be able to further your career.

One of the little-known places in the Detroit area is called TARDEC. It’s part of the U.S. military and it does all kinds of vehicle-related R&D, including advanced batteries, hybrids, bio-fuels, robotics and more.

Unlike the auto industry, anything to do with the military these days is very well funded and growing by leaps and bounds. TARDEC, which is located off 11 Mile road in Warren employs 1,200 engineers, and is going to be doing a lot of hiring in the next few years. That’s because one in four of their current engineers is about to retire.

TARDEC is spelled T-A-R-D-E-C, and you can easily find out more about it online. And by the way, they’re also interested in high school and college interns.