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Garmin Electronics Technician Intern in Olathe Building 5, Kansas

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.

In operations and facilities, we literally do it all…in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you’re ready to work – and have fun, too – come, help us put the pieces together!

We are seeking a full-time Electronics Technician Intern for our world headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you will be responsible for helping trace circuits of defective units, using knowledge of electronic theory and electronic test equipment to locate to the component level. Other essential functions include:

  • Discuss layout and assembly problems with Electronics technicians and draw sketches to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units

  • Assemble experimental circuitry (breadboard) or complete prototype model according to engineering instructions, technical manuals and knowledge of electronic systems and components and their functions

  • Analyze and recommend basic changes in circuitry or installation specifications to improve assembly, maintenance, test method or product performance

  • Sets up standard test apparatus or contrive test equipment and circuitry and conduct functional, operational, environmental and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production products

  • Analyze and interpret test data

  • Adjust, calibrate, align and modify circuitry and components and record effects on unit performance

  • Record test/alignment procedures and results, defects, repair history, numerical and graphical data

  • Must possess the ability to lift up to 25 pounds while using safe lifting techniques

Qualified candidates must be pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in Electronics Technology or Vocational Certificate in Electronics Technology or a substantially related field. Other requirements include:

  • Strong academics (GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)

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

  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others

  • Must demonstrate the ability to handle component level troubleshooting tasks

  • Requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds while using safe lifting techniques

Previous electronics troubleshooting experience is highly 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 skillsets

  • 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.