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Aircraft Systems Design Intern Mechanical (New Century, KS) - Summer 2019 at Garmin International in New Century, Kansas

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

Our avionics systems are taking off, so we’re looking to board a full-time Aircraft Systems Design Intern at our Hangar in New Century, Kansas. In this role, you will be responsible for assisting in the mechanical/structural installation design of Garmin avionics/autopilots systems such as GFC500/GFC600 on General Aviation and Business Aviation aircraft.  This entails assisting with the development and installation of mechanical/structural components as necessary to assure proper form, fit and function.  The Aircraft Mechanical Design Intern will also assist with the preparation of drawings and other technical data needed to define the mechanical/structural aspects of the installation. Other essential functions include: 

  • Assist in the development and design of avionics and flight control systems components and installations

  • Assist in the generation of mechanical/structural part and installation drawings required to support STC projects

  • Assist in the preparation and verification of new installation documentation 

  • Assist in the generation of certification ground and bench test plans 

  • Assist in creation of certification test reports and other compliance data for submissions to the FAA

  • Accept and complete projects and other miscellaneous aircraft engineering duties as assigned

Qualified candidates will have completed coursework in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering; or sufficient relevant experience. Other requirements include: 

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

  • Must possess proficiency in AutoCAD, Solidworks or other 3-D modeling software and Microsoft Office products 

  • Must be detail-oriented

  • Must have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision

  • Must be able to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment

  • Must demonstrate strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication

Candidates who have excellent academics (composite GPA greater than or equal to 3.5), knowledge of aircraft structures and mechanical systems (flight controls), understanding of commercial avionics interface standards and their installation and previous work or internship experience in design and certification of avionics systems installations is highly preferred. 
Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.