Human Factors

Detroit, MI
Tampa Bay, FL
Chicago, IL

Explico is seeking

Interns / Co-ops.

Human Factors


Explico is seeking entry and senior level hu­man factors scientists and engineers for our Detroit, Tampa Bay, Chicago, and Salt Lake offices. We are also seeking senior or manager level candidates for Denver and Los Angeles.


Explico’s Human Factors practice provides services related to human performance and safety as applied to individual products or components as well as in systems of various sizes and levels of complexity. Our services include:

  • Consumer product safety and hazard evaluation
  • Vehicle/equipment/heavy machinery operator behavior analysis
  • Visibility, conspicuity, low-illuminance scene assessment and documentation
  • Analyzing visual perception, attention, perception-response time (PRT), decision making, and auditory perception during real-world situations
  • Volunteer human testing
  • Safety and risk analysis
  • Safety and warning label assessment, design, and evaluation
  • Incident analysis, testing, and reconstruction using VR and motion capture systems

Our professionals must have the necessary knowledge and experience to gather the important information and evidence, perform detailed calculations, and provide verbal and written results in a manner that gives clarity to a complicated problem.


The position will involve performing human factors analyses of real-world accidents in support of managing and principal level testi­fying engineers. Day-to-day activities will in­clude:

  • Detailed review/synthesis/summary of case-related materials in the form of photographs, video, physical evidence, testimony, and other descriptive documents
  • Use state-of-the-art technology to col­lect data and evidence from the field
  • Collect, review, and summarize relevant technical literature
  • Perform engineering calculations and simulation  
  • Execute human factors testing and ex­perimentation using Explico’s state of the art tools (motion capture, data acquisition, vir­tual reality, etc.)
  • Conduct literature searches and summaries
  • Communicate findings in written and oral presentation format both internally and to ex­ternal clients
  • Support managing and principal level engi­neers/scientists by assisting them in prepar­ing for courtroom testimony
  • Leverage Explico’s unique and state of the art visualization capabilities to create com­pelling and effective visual demonstratives for use at trial in the form of 3D models, ani­mations, and custom interactive 3D applica­tions (virtual reality, augmented reality, and traditional 3D)
  • Perform and publish independent research
  • Pursue professional development and mar­keting opportunities with the purpose of becoming a principal level testifying engineer



Math and science classes have always been easy (and enjoyable) for you, and you have the degrees and GPA to prove it. Beyond the classroom you are always finding ways to improve yourself. You read books on how to be more productive, you peruse YouTube when you need to fix something around the house. You have pursued research projects not because you had to, but because of genuine curiosity.


Unlike your peers, you seek opportunities to get in front of a crowd and communicate your research findings. You have experienced “death by Power Point” and have made a solemn vow to never commit such a heinous act. You have written several published works and learned that writing is a skill developed by practice. In general, you consider yourself an excellent teacher and love designing and delivering an informative and compelling lecture.


You do not subscribe to the belief that technically proficient people can’t be “creative types.” While you are very good at math and sciences, you also excel in creative endeavors. You enjoy applying your creative talents to coming up with new and innovative ways to solve problems. You are excited to work with Explico’s state of the art tools and find creative ways of applying them to the investigation of real-world accidents.


You use tools to track your to-do’s and calendar appointments. You know the importance of time management when working against multiple deadlines. You focus on both the big picture AND the little picture. You use proper grammar and punctuation when communicating via various text-based methods. You are excited about a career that lets you work on numerous fast-paced projects simultaneously because you have the organizational skills to handle it.


You have never needed someone to “crack the whip.” You are driven by accomplishment and creativity.You are willing to pay your dues and invest heavily in your own career and development. You fully acknowledge that developing a career in consulting doesn’t happen overnight and doesn’t happen with a 9 to 5 mentality. You want to be the primary variable in your own success and fully understand that success will only come through hard work combined with an environment that is completely supportive, flexible, and enabling.


Good teams make you better and you make good teams better. You have experienced the magic of participating in a real team setting and accomplishing something great. You find enjoyment and fulfillment in mentoring others. You want to work in a place where everyone is on the same team and celebrates each other’s successes and supports each other through failures.



  • 0 to 5 years working in areas related to human factors such as physiology, cognitive psychology, human perception, biomechanics, or industrial or consumer product
  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in human factors related discipline (Masters and PhD strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated track record of performing human factors related research (peer-reviewed publications)
  • Successful passing of CHFP or CPE exam


  • Comfortable in Mac OS X and Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office
  • Bonus if you have previous experience in:  
  • Software: MADYMO, Virtual CRASH, Faro SCENE, LS-DYNA, HyperMesh, Unity3D, Blender, PFTrack, Lightroom, Photoshop, LabVIEW, MATLAB, R, Shiny, Acrobat
  • Programming: Python, C#, R, C++


As a young and fast growing organization we are still building many of our systems. Everyone helps with all tasks (no matter how big or small). You’ll work with different types of scientists and engineers and all the leaders in the company. You will need to be adaptable as we continue to grow and learn.


Our work is widely varied, never routine and always intellectually challenging. Our senior partners have more than 80 years of combined professional experience and are dedicated to growing the business. We believe in taking care of our team at Explico. We provide competitive pay, bonus opportunities, paid time off, 401(k) contributions, full healthcare coverage (medical, vision, and dental), and life and disability insurance. We would be happy to discuss our benefits further with you through the interview process. The culture within Explico is one of teamwork and mutual respect while having as much fun as possible as we pursue excellence in our craft.

Starting salary range for this position is $60,000 to $130,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

Feel free to apply even if you don’t meet all the requirements above. We have high standards, but we’re willing to help you grow.

To apply, follow the step-by-step instructions in the application form below. To be considered, please do not disregard the video upload portion in which you address the three questions listed below.

1.) Tell us a little bit about you!

2.) What interests you most about this position?

3.) Tell us about a time you disagreed with someone.

To be considered, please follow the application instructions thoroughly. We look forward to learning more about you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Please be advised, we are not seeking candidates interested in hardware or software usability analysis.