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EMC Engineer at Garmin International

Posted in Engineering 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.

We are looking for a full-time for an EMC Engineer at our headquarters in the Greater Kansas City area.  In this role, you will partner with experienced EMC Engineers to learn and perform tasks associated with completing Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Certifications. Other essential functions include:

  • Work collaboratively with experienced EMC engineers to develop and write test plans that will result in test data used to show EMC compliance with respective requirements

  • Gain understanding of technical requirements and test setups with oversight from more experienced EMC team members

  • Develop skills in the definition, documentation and development of test setups that will be used during EMC testing including harnesses, test loads, and definitions of new interfaces

  • May participate in EMC testing at test facilities including scheduling of testing, recommending personnel staffing, documentation of results and recommending the disposition of any anomalies

  • Develop and write test reports that correctly and completely capture the test results and will include the information required to ensure the report can be used to show compliance with EMC requirements

  • Apply Garmin’s Mission Statement and Quality Policy and enthusiastically exhibit a desire to see Garmin succeed

The Operations team is responsible for partnering with cross functional engineering teams to achieve EMC and radio transmitter certifications. The Operations EMC Engineer is expected to create and implement test plans for products that contain GPS navigation, HD traffic, wireless video, radar and driving recorder platforms as well as connected services using technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi. Also, under the direction of experienced EMC engineers, the Operations EMC Engineer is expected to test prototypes for RF emissions, properly document test results and communicate test plan deliverables to project teams while providing visibility to leadership. Thoroughly documenting work in an organized manner and offering process improvements are also expected in this role.    


  • Participate in recruiting activities as required

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSEE, BSCE) from four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Other required skills include:

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule) with the demonstrated ability to apply learned knowledge

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and/or understanding of RF technology

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and/or understanding of electrical circuits 

  • Demonstrates proficiency using Microsoft Word & Excel

  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment

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

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


  • Knowledge and/or experience with ESD, EMC or EMI testing and country certifications or homologations with ability to review designs and offer suggestions for improvements 

  • Previous work or internship experience with circuit design for consumer/aviation products and/or experience working at a commercial testing laboratory 

  • Knowledge and/or experience with ISO9001, ISO17025, AS9100, IATF6949

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 well-being initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.