Electronics Assembler (1st Shift)
Garmin - Olathe, KS

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In operations, 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!

Think of this job as one big jigsaw puzzle – only the final product is something that solves complex problems and makes people’s lives safer, healthier and more enjoyable. Attention to detail is paramount when you’re an electronics assembler at Garmin. Not only will you test electronic function of assemblies, components, subassemblies and systems, but you also will assemble these electronics. And tend to machines, use hand tools, power tools, train others, mount assembled products and so much more. They say variety is the spice of life – you’ll get that here at Garmin.

We are looking for a full time

Electronics Assembler

for our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. As an Electronics Assembler, you’ll read shop orders, follow production work instruction and sample assemblies, position and align parts in specified relationship to each other in jig, fixture or other holding device using hand or power tools, including lifting up to 25 pounds, mount assembled components such as transformers, resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits and sockets on chassis, panel or printed circuit board, and connect component lead wires to printed circuit or routes and connect wires between individual component leads and other components, connectors, terminals and contact points using soldering, welding, thermocompression or related bonding procedures.

Other essential functions in this role include:
Install finished assemblies or subassemblies in cases and cabinets

Assemble and attach functional and cosmetic hardware such as caps, clamps and knobs to assemblies using hand tools and power tools

Perform intermediate assembly tasks such as potting, encapsulating, cleaning, coating, epoxy bonding, curing, stamping and color coding parts and assemblies

Tend machines which press or shape component parts

Perform operator level preventive maintenance on machines. Performance of this duty may include lifting up to 25 pounds

Tend automatic assembly equipment which joins components and parts

Perform operator level preventive maintenance on machines. Performance of this duty may include lifting up to 25 pounds

Operate standard test equipment and conduct functional, operational, environmental and life tests on product

Connect unit to test instrument, such as ohmmeter, voltmeter, ammeter, resistance bridge or oscilloscope and turn switch

Reads instrument dial or scope that indicates resistance, capacitance, continuity and wave pattern or defect such as short or current leakage

Compare instrument reading with standard and reject defective units

Perform operator level preventive maintenance on test equipment, per GMP requirements

Record type and quantity of defects

Notify management of any conditions felt as being undesirable or nonconforming to product specification and any procedures that can not be performed as documented


Garmin’s Electronics Assemblers are also responsible for complying with Garmin’s Attendance Policy, all corporate and departmental policies, and Department of Transportation requirements.

Qualified candidates will possess a

High School Diploma or GED

, demonstrated verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, and a high degree of dexterity and eye coordination. The ability to move/lift up to 25 pounds and specific vision abilities including close and distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus are other key requirements. Associates operating machinery must have a mechanical aptitude with an attention to detail.

Due to the level of training necessary to be successful in this position, Electronics Assemblers are not eligible for job transfer for a minimum of one year after certification in this position

Candidates with 2+ years assembly experience, soldering skills (certificate desirable), and/or previous experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing techniques to install Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Through-hole Technology (THT) components are preferred. Previous knowledge/use of IPC-610, Acceptance of Electronic Assemblies, and workmanship standards 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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