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Associate System Safety Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Posted: 05/01/2023 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 23-00435

Job Description

We are seeking an Associate Systems Safety Engineer to assist with our clients combat vehicle program for evaluating design changes and modifications for safety implications and recommending improvements where feasible. The successful candidate will work closely with lead safety engineers and design engineers on potential programs, including the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), Bradley Family of Vehicles, M109 Howitzers, and Recovery Family of Vehicles.

  • Use engineering and scientific principles, logic, and defined procedures to complete tasks in straightforward situations with supervision.
  • Perform basic engineering design, development, analysis, experimentation, test and/or product assurance tasks of limited complexity for assigned portions of a project. 
  • Apply basic engineering design and/or analytical theory, principles, techniques, and practices to a limited portion of a technical project.
  • Develop and write technical documentation, make revisions to existing documentation, and provide input to technical papers or presentations.
  • Perform basic technical analysis, testing, calculations, and evaluation of results using specialized equipment and/or by computer programs.
  • Analyze and interpret design specifications, drawings, documentation, models, and/or test results to ensure technical designs comply with applicable engineering standards, military specifications and product requirements.
  • Develop and maintain effective relations with peers and external customers to solve technical problems and implement solutions of limited complexity.
  • Acquire and maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant engineering discipline(s), industry practices, trends, and applications.


  • Entry-level knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a relevant technical field of specialization.
  • Familiarity with current computer applications (Microsoft Office) and technologies in applicable engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to solve basic technical design and development problems.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers to solve technical problems.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or Software Engineering) or equivalent experience as a substitution for education.
  • Health Insurance
  • 401k
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Lee
Vice President – Recruiting and IT Operations

Mr. Lee has over 25 years of experience in the service and retail industries with extensive backgrounds in management, sales, recruiting and training. He is currently a senior member of our recruiting staff serving multiple industries, with a specific focus on personnel with engineering backgrounds. He joined HEPCO in 1992.

As a recruiter he enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life and that every day is different. Outside of the office, Tom is an avid golfer and is skilled at repairing his golf clubs.  

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