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Aviation Systems Engineer Intern - Summer 2020 at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

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.

Garmin aviation, now boarding – new engineers! Our avionics team is looking for self-motivated, confident and passionate engineers to help us create products that solve complex problems and make pilots lives safer, healthier and more enjoyable.

At Garmin, our aviation technology provides an industry-leading combination of performance, safety, quality, value, innovation and ease of operation to help our consumers get the most out of every hour they spend in the air.  We strive for continual innovation, resulting in high-quality, state-of-the-art products aimed at giving our pilots an unwavering level of confidence when they’re up in the air.

We are looking for an Aviation Systems Engineer Intern to learn and train to work with customers and project engineers by assisting with development of concepts for complex products including product definition, feasibility study, and market analysis at our Salem Oregon location. In this role, you’ll also be responsible for assisting with collecting information regarding product required functionality, manufacturing, installation, opening environment and interfaces, and utilize the information to guide product design decisions.  Other essential functions include:


  • Learn how to research emerging technologies and components which have potential to provide a competitive advantage

  • Support engineers to maintain and communicate requirements, allocate requirements among subsystems, and assure compatibility among subsystems so that the product ultimately meets its final objectives. 

  • Participate in product design activities including electrical, software, or mechanical development. 

Qualified candidates will possess completed coursework in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent education or experience with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Other requirements include:


  • Experience and/or training in working with cross functional teams

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Previous experience working with avionics products and designing electrical systems is 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.

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.