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Operations Intern- Supply Chain at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in General Business 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. 

We’re seeking a full-time Operations Supply Chain Intern at our headquarters in Olathe, KS. As an Operations Intern, you’ll get to Perform various aspects of the supply chain operations, as applies to procurement, production, warehousing, and global product distribution.  Responsibilities will include process design/improvement, process documentation and checklist, cost/benefit analysis of projects, and reporting of results to management.

Other Responsibilities will include: 

  • Design and help implement efficient process flows that enhance the productivity and accuracy of the supply chain 

  • Provide cost improvement opportunities for the given supply chain projects

  • Provide analysis and input on physical layout design of work space for maximum flexibility and productivity

  • Analyze, design and improve methods, functionality, and ergonomics to enhance productivity, reduce fatigue, and insure a safe environment

  • Analyze and provide input on traffic flow of product within the production and warehouse systems

  • Streamline product movement activities to decrease cycle time of material flow

  • Determine space requirements for various functions and plan or improve production methods including layout, production flow, tooling and production equipment, material, fabrication, assembly methods and staffing requirements

  • Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing/distribution requirements and to analyze product or process performance

  • Design processes, tools or systems utilizing and applying knowledge of engineering principles

  • Analyze new product introduction processes for efficiency and create tools and checklists to improve efficiency of future product launches

  • Analyze and model options for global distribution networks and provide recommendations for best options

  • Prepare reports based on findings and present reports to peers and management

  • Prepare flow charts and diagrams as needed

  • Recommend and provide analysis on machinery that enhances manufacturing and distribution functions

  • Develop and maintain maintenance documents that record compliance

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualified candidates for this internship will possess the following education, experience & skills:

  • Junior level in a Bachelor’s Degree program in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain Management, or a related field

  • Strong academics (GPA greater than or equal to 3.0)

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

  • Must possess proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Qualified candidates will also be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others, demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment, and be detail-oriented and have the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision,

  • Candidates with previous experience in a manufacturing, warehousing, or distribution operations preferred, proficiency in statistical analysis, and/or the ability to speak, read, write in Spanish, German, or French are preferred.

Garmin Intern Perks

  • Social activities and service opportunities planned for interns

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • Test cutting-edge Garmin products before they are released

  • No formal dress code

  • Assigned mentor to answer your questions and help you grow in your technical skill sets

  • Associate discount on consumer products

  • Paid, coordinated housing or stipend option for interns whose permanent address is located more than 50 miles from Garmin HQ

  • Housing stipend option for those at field locations (non-Olathe) whose permanent address is located more than 50 miles from the field location

  • If you join us full-time, your time as an intern counts towards becoming fully vested with your 401K

  • Waived registration fees for Garmin-approved races

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.


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.