Mechanical Engineer 2 - Olathe, KS
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!

Come join Garmin's mechanical engineering group

where you can work on a variety of innovative products, from marine to automotive to outdoor and fitness

. Our team is looking for self-motivated, confident and passionate engineers create high-quality, state-of-the-art products that give our consumers an unwavering level of confidence. Our team leads the industry with innovative technology that integrates performance, safety, quality, value, innovation and ease of use into our products.

Garmin's mechanical engineers create products that solve complex problems and make people’s lives safer, healthier and more enjoyable. From sketches on paper to something you can hold in your hands, our MEs are involved in production every step of the way. Mechanical engineers have a lot of freedom when it comes to their day-to-day job. They work with electrical, industrial and process engineers to design better products that solve thermal, shielding, cosmetic, human factor and manufacturability issues. Whatever your passion – parts, products, design or project scope – you can find it at Garmin.

We're seeking Mechanical Engineers to provide engineering skills and project planning for mechanical or electromechanical designs or systems for our various teams in Olathe, KS.

Mechanical Engineers complete moderately complex mechanical designs, mock up and test moderately complex mechanical systems and specify test plans to validate complete systems with advanced performance requirements.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Interface with Electrical Engineers, Industrial Designers, and toolmakers to manage basic tradeoffs between process, production, appearance and performance
  • Make estimates on tooling, part cost and design time for basic mechanical designs
  • Communicate with vendors that produce custom mechanical parts as required
  • Demonstrated ability to specify test plans to validate moderately complex systems
  • Must possess knowledge of injection modling, die casting, sheet metal stamping, machining processes, etc.
  • Must demonstrate proficient knowledge of preferred part materials for basic part production and performance
  • Demonstrated familiarity with industry and Garmin product qualification tests (environmental and others)
  • Must possess a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with vendors that produce custom mechanical parts
  • Works collaboratively and professionally on cross functional teams to achieve goals
  • Provide reliable solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques
  • Serve as a mentor to less experienced Mechanical Engineers (Mechanical Engineer 1)
  • Apply Garmin’s Mission Statement and Quality Policy and enthusiastically exhibit a desire to see Garmin succeed
  • Apply a sense of urgency, commitment and focus on the right priorities in developing solutions in a timely fashion
Qualifications

Qualified candidates for this role will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 1 year relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience plus a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule. Qualified candidates will also possess demonstrated knowledge of CAD software and the ability to model moderately complex parts and proficient knowledge and utilization of engineering tools necessary for successful performance of the essential functions of this job description.

Candidates with previous experience working in a team environment, mechanical systems repair or troubleshooting experience, and/or SolidWorks experience are preferred. Strong foundation in, and understanding of, physics as it relates to acoustics is preferred.

Experience with transducer design, and/or other ultrasonic components and devices and understanding of and experience with basic circuits is a plus. Interest or passion in, or prior use of marine, fitness or aviation electronics is a plus.

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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