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EMC Engineer (Aviation) 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) engineer to complete EMC certifications as part of a team for complex integrated avionics system or solo for smaller certifications. Must have an understanding of integrated avionics systems, including I/O system architecture and equipment functionality. If you’d like your career to take flight, put us in your flight plan.


We are looking for a full-time EMC Engineer 2 at our headquarters in greater Kansas City. In this role you will be responsible for demonstrating a solid understanding of HIRF and Lightning requirements in performing set up and running HIRF and Lighting tests. Other essential functions include: 

  • Leads a certification test or works as part of a team to develop and write test plans that will result in test data that will be used to show EMC (High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Lightning) compliance with TSO (Technical Standard Order) and in particular both TC (Type Certificate) and STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) requirements of complex integrated avionics systems

  • Demonstrates solid understanding of Integrated Avionics systems including I/O, system architecture and equipment functionality

  • Performs testing in accordance with DO160 and Garmin procedures

  • Perform hardware and software change analysis under supervision of more experienced EMC Engineers

  • Develop EMC safety assessment and correlate failure modes from FHA’s (Functional Hazard Assessments) to individual equipment

  • Demonstrates familiarity with regulatory requirements for HIRF and Lightning and when to apply them, as well as advisory materials, SAe documents, the aircraft certification and TSO processes and requirements necessary to achieve STC and TC for OEM’s

  • Demonstrate understanding of aircraft wiring types, shields, connectors, equipment bonding methods, and aircraft drawing systems in collaboration with avionics installation team.

  • Develop and write test reports that correctly and completely captures test results and includes information required to ensure the report demonstrates compliance with EMC requirements

  • Demonstrate a good aptitude to learn

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related field AND a minimum of one-year relevant experience with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Other requirements include: 

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and/or understanding of RF technology

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and/or understanding of electrical circuits

  • Demonstrates proficiency using Microsoft Word & Excel

  • Demonstrated skills and/or training project management

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

Previous knowledge or desired experience with:

  • DO 160 Sections 20 (Radio Frequency Susceptibility (Radiated and Conducted), Sections 22 (Lightning Induced Transient Susceptibility), and Sections 22 (Lightning Direct Affects) and a pilot’s license is highly preferred

  • Knowledge of Garmin integrated avionics systems

  • Electronics knowledge to help trouble shoot problems

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.