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Automation Process Engineer at Garmin International

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Olathe, Kansas

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.


In operations and facilities, 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!


The secret to success is in the process, at least for these engineers. Our process engineers not only improve production methods ? layout, lean production flow, tooling/product equipment, material, fabrication, etc. ? they also determine space requirements to ensure efficiency in manufacturing processes in the industrial plant. Their ultimate goal: to continually improve products, processes and personnel. Our process engineer position is open on the following team:

  • Automation Engineering ? select equipment, design, implement and test solutions to improve or launch new processes

If you are ready to implement processes to keep us ahead of the competition, we?re ready for you to come on board.


We are looking for a full-time Process Engineer for our Automation Engineering team at headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role you will be responsible for utilizing software to create basic fixtures and developing process instructions and create routings. Other essential functions include:  

  • Attends DFT training and demonstrates understanding of Lean Philosophy

  • Gains knowledge of and demonstrates understanding of ECO implementation

  • Identifies and resolves defects of basic scope using proper engineering tools and techniques

  • Participate in Design Reviews with senior members of the process engineering team

  • Communicates status of work clearly providing visibility to supervisor or mentor

  • May be responsible for planning own technical work 

  • Applies design standards and procedures to complete well defined basic tasks and/or projects

We are looking for a full-time Automation Process Engineer for our Automation Engineering team at our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role you will be responsible for designing and implementing robust and scalable automated solutions to support manufacturing and distribution.  Other essential functions include: 

  • Develop all aspects of engineering design: mechanical, electrical, safety, PLC/HMI/robotic programming

  • Ensure all solutions comply with product design specifications

  • Generate revision-controlled design and user documentation

  • Conduct training for equipment operators and maintenance technicians

  • Troubleshoot, support and continuously improve existing automated solutions

  • Research and development of new, cutting edge automation concepts

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or another related engineering discipline from a four-year college or university. Other requirements include:

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

  • Demonstrated capability for applying industry standards and procedures to develop, implement, and document operational processes

  • Ability to learn how to use and apply engineering tools

  • Must demonstrate the capability to perform basic troubleshooting & debugging


  • Previous, hands-on automation experience involving industrial controls and programming

  • Experience using 2D and 3D CAD design software (AutoCAD, Solidworks)

  • Excellent problem solving ability

  • Clear and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on occasion.

Previous work or internship experience working in a manufacturing environment 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 you 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.