Aviation Maintenance Instructor
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 looking for a full time Aviation Maintenance Instructor 2 for our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. This dynamic position is responsible for teaching the maintenance technicians of today and tomorrow about Garmin Avionics. In this position you will provide customer service, technical support and training to internal and external customers including Garmin dealers, OEMs, fleets, and technicians. This position will also assist in developing content for classroom instruction, seminars, and electronic content. Lead the development, prioritization, coordination, and implementation of maintenance training programs and department initiatives. In this role, you’ll also be responsible for these essential functions: Provide avionics operations support to Garmin customers via phone, fax and email Confer with Directors, Managers, Supervisors and System Engineers to determine internal and external training needs Organize and develop training syllabus, testing and evaluation procedures, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials Develop new maintenance training programs associated with the introduction of new products / services for external & internal customers Independently conduct Regional Dealer Training events Train and mentor Aviation Maintenance Instructors Present training seminars Represent Garmin at industry and professional meetings and conferences Work with OEM avionics partners in support of OEM training programs involving Garmin avionics Serve as contact with FAA on pilot training initiatives involving avionics Flexibility to travel domestically or internationally (up to 25% of time or greater) Possess, or readily attain, a valid passport Review Garmin manuals and provide input to on improvements Provide customer and operational input to other Garmin Aviation teams to help improve Customer Experience Update and troubleshoot Garmin desktop training kiosks for internal training purposes Accept and complete projects and other miscellaneous Aviation Support duties as assigned Qualifications Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to performing the essential functions of this job description OR a minimum of 4 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other required skills include: Internal candidates must have a minimum of 6 months as an Aviation Maintenance Instructor 1 or demonstrated performance as evaluated by a management panel Must possess a minimum of 5 years avionics line maintenance or installation experience. Demonstrated proficient knowledge of Garmin avionics products Must demonstrate proficiency using a presentation program (Prezi, Power Point, Keynote etc.) Must be detail-oriented and work proactively and effectively Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others Candidates with the following qualifications are highly preferred! Experience at a Garmin dealer or experience installing or maintaining Garmin avionics Customer service experience Experience in developing interactive, multimedia training materials Knowledge of competitive avionics Practical experience in post-secondary or adult education Advanced understanding of Power Point ASTM/NCATT AET Certification and associated endorsements A&P License 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.