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EMC Engineering Technician at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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.


Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if you’re a newbie or a veteran, engineers dream it, design it and use it. Here, you will be surrounded by others who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projects…oh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!


Are you certifiable? We’re seeking an electromagnetic compliance (EMC) engineering technician to create integrated avionics systems to simulate aircraft installation to perform EMC testing and monitor and document system performance. If you’d like your career to take flight, put us in your flight plan.


We are looking for a full-time EMC Engineering Technician at our headquarters in greater Kansas City. In this role you will be responsible for Creating CAD drawings of harnesses and writing technical reports, including documentation of the test setup, block diagrams, and test setup schematics to fully document test results and analysis using Microsoft Word and Excel. Other essential functions include: 

  • Perform EMC (RF Susceptibility, Emissions and Lightning) testing and monitor system performance

  • Work with high RF levels during HIRF testing and high voltage/current levels during lightning testing.

  • Use common lab test equipment in testing and troubleshooting test failures, including equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer, and logic analyzers

  • Familiarity with RF test equipment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication.

  • Good analytical and organizational skills

  • Maintain project files and notebooks in an organized manner.

  • Be flexible to work different projects, including non EMC projects

Qualified candidates possess an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology from a technical/vocational institution or a four-year college or university, or a minimum of three years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other requirements include: 

  • Minimum of 2 years’ development technician experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description

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

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

  • Driven problem solver with proven success in solving difficult problems

Familiarity with DO160 test methods, especially Section 20 and 22 test methods and Aircraft systems knowledge 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.


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.