Mechanical Engineer - Consumer Products

Job Description

Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if you’re a newbie or a veteran, engineers dream it, design it and use it. Here, you will be surrounded by others who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projects…oh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!

Come on board with Garmin consumer engineering. Our team is looking for self-motivated, confident and passionate engineers to create high-quality, state-of-the-art products that give our consumers an unwavering level of confidence whether on the water, in the air, driving a car, or in the outdoors.

At Garmin, our mechanical engineers create products that solve complex problems and make people’s lives safer, healthier and more enjoyable. From sketches on paper to something you can hold in your hands, our MEs are involved in production every step of the way.

Mechanical engineers have a lot of freedom when it comes to their day-to-day job.
They work with electrical, industrial and process engineers to design better products that solve thermal, shielding, cosmetic, human factor and manufacturability issues. Whatever your passion – parts, products, design or project scope – you can find it at Garmin.

Mechanical Engineers also:
•Are expert CAD user able to model complex parts

•Collaborate and adds value through participation in design reviews, providing comments and suggestions on mechanical engineering designs

•Mockup and test basic mechanical systems to verify compliance with design requirements

•Interface with Electrical Engineers, Industrial Designers, and toolmakers to manage basic tradeoffs between process, production, appearance and performance

•Make estimates on tooling, part cost and design time for basic mechanical designs

•Communicate with vendors that produce custom mechanical parts as required

•Demonstrate ability to specify test plans to validate moderately complex systems

•Must possess knowledge of injection modling, die casting, sheet metal stamping, machining processes, etc.

•Must demonstrate proficient knowledge of preferred part materials for basic part production and performance

•Demonstrate familiarity with industry and Garmin product qualification tests (environmental and others)

•Must possess a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with vendors that produce custom mechanical parts

•Work collaboratively and professionally on cross functional teams to achieve goals

•Provide reliable solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques

•Serve as a mentor to less experienced Mechanical Engineers (Mechanical Engineer 1)


Qualified candidates for this role will have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a four year college or university AND three years of relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience plus a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule.

Qualified candidates will also demonstrate proficiency of CAD software and have the ability to model moderately complex parts. Must have knowledge and utilization of engineering tools necessary for successful performance of the essential functions of this job description as well as strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

Candidates with previous experience working in a team environment, mechanical systems repair or troubleshooting and SolidWorks CAD system experience preferred.


Garmin International, Inc

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