- Olathe, Kansas
- Job ID
Electronics Technician job at Garmin in Olathe KS
Description, duties, responsibilities
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.
In operations and facilities, we literally do it all…in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you’re ready to work – and have fun, too – come, help us put the pieces together!
Our customers love our products, but sometimes it’s just not the right fit. We’re seeking a skillful electronics technician with a passion for electronic theory to repair and overhaul aviation products returned by Garmin customers. Are you comfortable applying electrical testing procedures, tracing circuits of defective units and discussing layout and assembly problems to locate defects and repair units to the component level? If so, then complete this circuit and apply.
We’re looking for a full-time Electronics Technician at our headquarters in greater Kansas City. In this role you will be responsible for discussing layout and assembly problems with Electronics Engineers and Process Engineers and drawing sketches to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units. Other essential functions include:
Assemble experimental circuitry (breadboard) or complete prototype model according to engineering instructions, technical manuals and knowledge of electronic systems and components and their functions
Recommend changes in circuitry or installation specifications to improve assembly, maintenance, test method or product performance
Sets up standard test apparatus or contrive test equipment and circuitry and conduct functional, operational, environmental and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production products
Analyze and interpret test data
Adjust, calibrate, align and modify circuitry and components and record effects on unit performance
Record test/alignment procedures and results, defects, repair history, numerical and graphical data
Must possess the ability to lift up to 25 pounds while using safe lifting techniques
Qualified candidates possess an Associate of Arts degree in Electronics Technology or Vocational Certification in Electronics Technology or a substantially related field of Military training or a minimum of 80 hours towards a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Technology or a related field. Other requirements include:
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Must demonstrate the ability to handle component level troubleshooting tasks
Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.
Garmin Company Overview
We make products that are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. We do this, so our customers can make the most of the time they spend pursuing their passions. With more than 11,500 associates in 60 offices around the world, we bring GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. We think every day is an opportunity to innovate, and a chance to beat yesterday.