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Garmin Aviation Pilot Instructor 1 in Olathe, Kansas


We are seeking a full-time Aviation Pilot Instructor at our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. This dynamic position is responsible for teaching the pilots of today and tomorrow about Garmin Avionics. In this position you will provide customer service, technical support and training to internal and external customers including Garmin dealers, OEMs, fleets, and pilots. This position will also assist in developing content for classroom instruction, seminars, and electronic content.


  • Conduct instructor-led training classes and seminars to Garmin dealers, OEMs, Aviation Product Support associates, and other customers

  • Provide avionics operations support to Garmin customers via phone, fax and email

  • Assist in developing new pilot and flight instructor training programs associated with the introduction of new products / services for external & internal customers

  • Confer with Directors, Managers, Supervisors and System Engineers to determine internal and external training needs

  • Represent Garmin at industry and professional meetings and conferences

  • Work with OEM avionics partners in support of OEM training programs involving Garmin avionics

  • Flexibility to travel domestically or internationally (up to 25% of time or greater)


  • Maintain operational proficiency with Garmin avionics

  • Review Garmin manuals and provide input on improvements

  • Provide customer and operational input to other Garmin teams to help improve Customer Experience

  • Update Garmin desktop training kiosks for internal training purposes

  • Accept and complete projects and other miscellaneous Aviation Support duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to performing the essential functions of this job description OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (or military equivalent)

  • Must possess experience in the aviation industry and working with and/or using avionics

  • Must demonstrate proficiency using a presentation program (Prezi, Power Point, Keynote etc.)

  • Must be detail-oriented and work proactively and effectively

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others

  • Ability to develop training products that are clear, engaging, technically accurate, and follow a logical sequence,

  • Ability and product knowledge to tailor system information based on available time and customer airframe into a coherent presentation that meets customer needs

  • Ability to manage and tailor a class with a wide range of Garmin and industry avionics experience.

  • Comfortable conducting training with audiences varying from one-on-one, to standard classes of 10 – 20 students, and to larger audiences with 300 or more attendees.


  • Customer service experience

  • Experience in developing interactive, multimedia training materials

  • Basic understanding of Power Point