Aviation Program Coordinator Manager
Garmin - Olathe, KS

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Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if you’re a newbie or a veteran, engineers dream it, design it and use it. Here, you will be surrounded by others who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projects…oh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!

Whether you love conception, development, installation or compliance, our program managers enjoy the flexibility of a multi-faceted job that allows them to have a hand in creating sophisticated, state-of-the-art avionics. Our detail-oriented program managers coordinate, organize and drive the successful conception, development and/or application of sophisticated avionics systems. While we strive for continual innovation, we ensure our combination of performance, safety, quality, value, innovation and ease of operation give our pilots an unwavering level of confidence when they’re up in the air.

If you think you have what it takes, apply for our full time Aviation Program Manager position, based at our headquarters in Olathe, KS.

In this role, you’ll manage avionics programs from start to finish including organizing all technical programmatic needs and schedules and anticipating and proactively managing issues. This includes working with customer and project engineers and developing concepts for complex products including product definition, feasibility studies and market analysis, researching emerging technologies and components which have potential to provide a competitive advantage, and collecting information regarding product required functionality, manufacturing, installation, operating environment and interfaces, and utilizing the information to guide product design decisions.

You’ll also be responsible for maintaining and communicating requirements and allocating them among subsystems while ensuring compatibility and participating in product design activities including electrical, software, or mechanical development.


Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in an Engineering, Science, Mathematics or another related technical field from a four year college or university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and experience through educational projects or internships in designing multi-disciplinary technical systems OR a minimum of 10 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description.

Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills plus superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality are also required for this role.

Candidates with a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Electrical, Software, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and/or 5+ years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description are preferred.

At Garmin, we like to laugh, have fun and work hard. It comes easily when you work on cool products with hard-working individuals who share the same passion. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved – kickball anyone? – and believe strongly in a work-life balance so your creativity can flow.

Garmin offers one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefit plans around. We offer extensive health care coverage with little to no contributions, depending on the plan. Plus, we offer company-paid dental insurance, stock options, a 401k plan, a pension plan….trust us, it doesn’t get much better than this. Unless of course, you want to talk table tennis, fitness spaces, product discounts….come on, what are you waiting for? Apply today.


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