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Electronics Assembler 1 at Garmin AT

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Salem, Oregon





Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often they’re a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement. We support professional development, offer well-designed career paths and adhere to a policy that prioritizes promoting from within the company to maximize the opportunities for our associates. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and providing opportunities for associates to contribute toward a healthy, sustainable world.

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 to test electronic function of assemblies, components, subsidiaries and systems using test equipment and procedures at our office in Salem, Oregon. In this role, you’ll also be responsible for reading shop orders, following production work instructions and sample assemblies and receiving verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed. Other essential functions include: 


  • Train other GARMIN associates on task requirements and processes

  • Position and align parts in specified relationship to each other in jig, fixture or other holding device using hand or power tools.  Performance of this duty may include lifting up to 25 pounds

  • Tend machines or use hand tools and power tools to crimp, stake, bolt, rivet, weld, solder, cement, press fit or perform similar operation to secure parts in place.  Performance of this duty may include lifting up to 25 pounds

  • Perform operator level preventive maintenance on machines, per Garmin requirements

  • Mount assembled components such as transformers, resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits and sockets on chassis, panel or printed circuit board

  • 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

  • Install finished assemblies or subassemblies in cases and cabinets

Qualified candidates for this role will possess a high school diploma or GED and demonstrate verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, to provide for respectful work related communications with peers and personnel from other departments (direct contact and use of electronic mail systems). Other requirements include:


  • Must possess a high degree of dexterity and eye coordination, to allow manipulation of buttons, switches, hand tools and knobs on delicate equipment, products and parts, in the performance of essential functions

  • Associates operating machinery must have a mechanical aptitude with an attention to detail

  • Must be able to lift/move 25 pounds

  • This position will require the ability to sit, stand, look down, bend, twist and have dexterity with hands for up to 10 hours. 


2 years assembly experience and soldering skills are highly preferred! 

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.

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.