Marine Field Application Engineer at Garmin International in Salem, Oregon

Posted in Engineering 18 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 are seeking a Marine Field Application Engineer. The preferred location for this position is FL, OR, WA, MI, NC or SC.  In this role you will be responsible for providing engineering support to Marine and Recreational Vehicle (RV) Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers and assure the successful integration of Garmin equipment into their vehicles and vessels.  You will work directly with the customer to assess electrical system needs, develop schematics, and participate in any line side support. Other essential functions include:

  • Analyze customer requirements and suggest system solutions

  • Partner with customer engineering team on system integration

  • Develop wiring schematics for customer use as needed

  • Direct and mentor customers with solving technical issues or problems

  • Act as a liaison between customers and engineering team on any custom software interface solutions

  • Develop electrical system configuration and automation schemes based on customer specifications

  • Partner with customers to see designs through to production

  • Team with Field Service Engineers and Sales staff to service accounts

  • Train customer engineering team in the installation, set up, and configuration of Garmin equipment

  • Ensure that Garmin remains competitive and cutting edge with competitors and related applications

  • Identify and resolve defects as required, escalating issues if needed to engineering team


Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor of Science in in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or another technical field relevant to the essential functions of this job description from a four-year college or university. Other required skills included:

  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule) with the demonstrated ability to apply learned knowledge

  • Must possess 4 or more years of experience in the design and development of electrical systems for road-going vehicles or marine vessels

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

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

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment

  • Driven problem solver with proven success in solving difficult problems

  • Excellent time management and follow-up skills

  • Able to travel more than 50% of the time

Candidates who have possess superior academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5), ABYC Certification, or demonstrate proficient presentation skills are highly preferred. 
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.