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Electrical Designer - Aircraft Installation

We are seeking a full-time Electrical Designer - Aircraft Installation in our Olathe, KS location. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the design aspects of avionics systems installations at the aircraft level.  

Essential Functions

  • Lead the design or analysis of avionics and flight control systems installations and assist in the development of documentation for avionics system installations
  • Generate, review, or interpret wiring diagrams, wire routing schematics, installation and component/part drawings, and other required type design data and documentation needed to support Garmin STC projects
  • Review and provide input for STC certification plans for simple projects
  • Coordinate with project leads, installation technicians, and team as needed to complete assigned tasks
  • Assist technicians in troubleshooting installation and wiring issues
  • Lead the preparation and verification of documentation required for certification
  • Generate, review, or provide input for ground and bench tests plans/reports and provide input and assist in the creation of reports, analyses, and other compliance data
  • Interface with purchasing department/suppliers for parts specification and manufacturing
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting or analyses using proper engineering tools and techniques, thoroughly document work in an organized manner, and offers suggestions to improve processes
  • May serve as project and/or certification lead for basic projects or projects of medium complexity
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of Federal Aviation Regulations, STC certification processes, and associated regulatory topics
  • Work effectively with technicians and engineers to support test/evaluation of equipment
  • Provide reliable solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques
  • Serve as a mentor to less experienced engineers (Aircraft Systems Engineer 1)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Computer Engineering AND a minimum of 1 year relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Detailed working knowledge of aircraft manuals and drawings and the content required for FAA certification
  • Good understanding of FAA regulations and ability to design for compliance
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of commercial avionics interface standards and their installation
  • Proficient use of software specific to job functions (Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, FaultTree+, etc.)
  • Advanced understanding of avionics, electrical/mechanical design, installation and certification
  • Must be detail-oriented, work proactively and effectively with supervision coaching, and can prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in one or more of the following technical areas: Electrical Systems, Structures, Mechanical Systems, System Safety, HIRF/Lightning, or Aircraft Certification

Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)


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.


This position is eligible for Garmin's benefit program. 


Avionics: Are you up for the challenge?

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Avionics technicians are specialists who install, maintain and repair a plane’s electronic instruments, such as radio communication devices, radar systems, and navigation aids. With the advancement of digital technology technicians are required to maintain and configure complex computer systems. Are you up for the challenge?

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