Optical Assembly Technician (1st Shift)

Garmin - Olathe, KS3.9

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $58,000 - $85,000 a year
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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!

Our knowledge will keep you flying high. Our electronics technicians apply electronic theory, electrical testing procedures and related knowledge to repair and newly overhaul products returned by Garmin customers. Attention to detail, ability to work with others and complex thinking is a must if you want to be a part of this first-class team.

We are looking for a full-time Optical Assembly Technician for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role you will be responsible for assembling and aligning lens sub-assemblies utilizing optical alignment telescopes and product specific tooling. Other essential functions include:

Complete final assembly of product

Work in a clean room environment following all cleanliness protocols

Perform all assembly, alignment, calibration and tests in accordance with Process Engineering work instructions

Strict attention to detail

Troubleshoot assembly issues and communicate problems with Process Engineering

Recommend improvements in design and process

Analyze and interpret test data

Record results as required by Process Engineering

Qualifications

Qualified candidates possess an Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology, or related Military training or a minimum of 80 hours towards a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology or a substantially related field. Other requirements include:

Demonstrate strong and effective verbal and written communication skills
Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Must possess the ability to lift up to 50 pounds while using safe lifting techniques and standing for an entire shift
Experience in assembly of precision optical components, previous work in a clean room, and classes in Physics and Optics are 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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