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Garmin Senior Mechanical Engineer - Consumer Engineering in Olathe, Kansas

We are looking for a full-time Senior Mechanical Engineer for our Consumer Engineering Team located at Garmin International headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you will develop moderately complex mechanical solutions, test and validate, complete technology explorations and/or deliver to mass production. Our Mechanical Engineers have a range of opportunities for collaboration when designing and testing new products. We have built the Xero bow sight, Force Trolling Motor, tools to track and train dogs, handheld devices that can summon EMS anywhere in the world (with the click of a button), fitness watches, chart plotters, and much more. If you want in on the cutting edge of consumer products, this is the team to join!

Other essential functions include:

  • Master CAD-user able to complete the most difficult tasks

  • Complete complex mechanical designs

  • Mock up and test complex mechanical systems to verify compliance with design requirements

  • Good knowledge of injection molding, die casting, sheet metal stamping, machining, etc.

  • Specify test plans to validate very complex systems with complex performance requirements

  • Make estimates on moderately complex mechanical designs including: tooling, part cost, and design time

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to drive process vendors to evaluate complex mechanical designs and understand the risk

  • Mentors and provides guidance to less experienced Mechanical Engineers (1 & 2) on technologies, cost analysis, design techniques and problem solving process

  • Provides reliable solutions to a wide range of difficult problems using sound problem solving techniques

  • Independently determines general approach and specific solutions to technical problems

  • Applies knowledge of production and operations issues as they relate to engineering

  • Leads explorations of new technologies

  • Overseas travel as required

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Aerospace Engineering from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 5 years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Other requirements include:

  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)

  • Demonstrated knowledge and capability to use CAD software for completing complex mechanical designs

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

  • Electronic packaging design experience

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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