Printed Circuit Board Designer

Garmin - Olathe, KS3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $80,000 a year
Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often they’re a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement. We support professional development, offer well-designed career paths and adhere to a policy that prioritizes promoting from within the company to maximize the opportunities for our associates. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and providing opportunities for associates to contribute toward a healthy, sustainable world.

Our products are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. That means our engineers don’t just create products—they inspire those who put them to the test. They help us bring innovative GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. Our products—and their skills—are built using some of the best technology in the industry. With so many ways to use your ingenuity, chances are you'll do your best work here.

We are seeking a full-time Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designer 1 at our world headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you will be responsible for creating moderately complex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) designs from schematics and input from Design Engineers. Other essential functions include:

Creates moderately complex printed circuit board layouts and documentation from schematics using Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools

Work closely with Product Design Engineers and Mechanical Engineers to produce moderately complex PCB Designs

Sets up data for basic high speed designs

Provides feedback to Design Engineers as needed to ensure manufacturability is maintained in each design

Suggests options when faced with challenging PCB Design situations including providing resolution to non-standard problems

Attends engineering design reviews and acts on decisions made there

May plan own technical work and can estimate completion times for PCB designs

Serve as a mentor to PCB Design Assistant as needed

Serves as a library parts checker

Demonstrates full understanding and use of Garmin design standards and procedures


Qualified candidates possess a Technical School Diploma OR a minimum of 2 years’ experience performing a substantially similar role and a minimum of 2 years related experience as a PCB Designer performing similar industry duties using CAD tools. Other requirements include:

Demonstrate proficient use and knowledge of eCAD tools

Must demonstrate an ability to read schematics

Must demonstrate a proficient working knowledge of PCB design “best practices” and design standards

Must demonstrate proficiency using personal computers and Microsoft Office applications

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

Previous experience with CADStar and Working knowledge of PCB manufacturing processes is highly preferred!

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. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.


Job Engineering
Primary LocationUS-KS-Olathe
Organization Consumer Engineering
Schedule Full-time
Job Class Non-exempt