Marine Surveyor at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in Architecture 2 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!

We are looking for a full-time Marine Surveyor to join our Marine Cartography team. In this role, you are responsible for the highly detailed lake maps that Garmin offers.  As a Marine Survey team member, you will be the captain of the boat while managing collection, monitoring, analysis and interpretation of marine survey data for US bodies of water using bathymetric survey equipment.  The position is based at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, a beautiful suburb of Kansas City.

Other essential functions include:



  • As a single-person crew, transport boat to bodies of water across the United States, including manmade reservoirs, natural lakes and some river systems, for surveying and collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data using bathymetric survey equipment up to 1,000 acres daily




  • Travel for consecutive weeks not within a set schedule (50% of this role is dedicated to travel across the United States)




  • Monitor, analyze and evaluate data as it is collected adjusting equipment as necessary to meet data quality requirements




  • Ensure the safe and efficient transportation and operation of a small survey craft tasked with the collection of bathymetric survey information  




  • Perform or supervise regular inspection and maintenance tasks on equipment in the field.




  • Monitor the working environment and actions of all crew members while working in the field and act as necessary to ensure their safety and to protect field equipment with a value in excess of $150,000




  • Independently performs processing on the collected data to remove incorrect or undesirable results and to produce a comprehensive and accurate model of the bathymetry




  • Participate in planning efforts prior to arrival of survey crews in a particular area




  • Ensure the cartographic model produced meets the quality standards




  • Maintain required records and logs as dictated by Garmin procedures




  • Serve as an ambassador for Garmin and regularly interface with customers, dealers, marina operators, etc.




  • Provide feedback to management on the effectiveness and efficiency of survey techniques




  • Lifts 55 pounds in performance of essential functions 




  • Understand and comply with relevant Department of Transportation (DOT) driver regulations/requirements under the federal Motor Carrier Act (e.g. medical examination, drug and alcohol testing, driver logs/maximum hours of work, etc.)



Education, Experience, and Skills Required:



  • Bachelor Degree from a four year college or university OR effective completion of a minimum of 100 surveys as an analyst or captain with the Garmin Marine Survey team.




  • Must become Department of Transportation (DOT) certified and receive Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification.




  • Must possess previous work experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, generators, engines, marine electronics, tow vehicles, and trailers.




  • Demonstrates understanding of mechanical and electrical systems commonly found on boats up to 30 feet in length




  • Demonstrates advanced ability in the operation and trailering of boats up to 30 feet in length




  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel)




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




  • Requires the ability to bend, twist and lift up to 55 pounds while using safe lifting techniques



Desired Qualifications:



  • Certification in First Aid or CPR




  • Experiential and/or educational focus in GIS, Geography, Hydrography, Cartography, and multi-beam sonar scanning.




  • Current US Coast Guard Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV/6-Pack) License



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.