Electronics Technician Internship (HQ - Olathe, KS) - Summer 2019
Garmin - Olathe KS

Internship Category: Paid

  • 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 looking for a full-time Electronics Technician Intern for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. 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!
    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.


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