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Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer (EMC) at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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At Garmin we think every day is an opportunity to innovate. With 23 R&D facilities around the world, we're always pushing the limits of our abilities and knowledge. Garmin Aviation creates product for general and business aviation, helicopter and experimental aircraft that contain some of the most impressive technology in the industry.

Garmin's Avionics division has an immediate need for a full-time Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer (EMC) at our headquarters in greater Kansas City to perform testing for product and aircraft certification. The EMC team is responsible for making sure that the avionics in aircraft are not interfered with when flying by RF transmitters, or when the aircraft is struck by lightning. 

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated experience performing set up and running of HIRF (high-intensity radiated field) and Lightning tests, and understanding of integrated avionics systems including I/O (input/output) system architecture and equipment functionality. 

Essential functions include: 

  • Lead a certification test to develop and write test plans for test data that will be used to show EMC, HIRF, and Lightning compliance:
    TSO (Technical Standard Order) - TC (Type Certificate) and STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) requirements of complex integrated avionics systems

  • Perform 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

  • 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

Requirements include: 

  • Solid understanding of Integrated Avionics systems (I/O), system architecture and equipment functionality

  • Knowledge of aircraft wiring types, shields, connectors, and equipment bonding methods

  • Familiarity with aircraft drawing systems in collaboration with avionics installation team

  • HIRF regulatory requirement knowledge 

  • RF technology and electrical circuits fundamentals

  • Proficient with CAD and/or MS Visio

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

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering AND a minimum of 5 years' relevant experience OR Masters + 5 years' relevant experience 

  • Proven knowledge of DO 160 Sections 20 and 22 is highly desirable! 

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.