Mechanical Engineering Drafter

Company: Garmin ( Learn More )

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Job Description 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.

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 Mechanical Engineering Drafter at our world headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you will be responsible for providing CAD drafting and modeling, testing, and documentation and technical support to the Aviation Mechanical Engineering department. Other essential functions include:
  • Provide drafting support for Mechanical Engineering, including detailed models and drawings in Solidworks, AutoCAD, and various other Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools.
  • Perform Bill of Material (BOM) maintenance, Engineering Change Order (ECO) drafting, and other documentation support for the aviation Mechanical Engineers
  • Conduct environmental and performance tests such as temperature, vibration, shock, and other environments
  • Write test reports to document results of environmental and other tests
  • Build prototypes and test fixtures for mechanical assemblies
  • Troubleshoot mechanical systems

  • Job RequirementsQualified candidates possess an Associate’s Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Electronics, or a related field or equivalent working experience. Other requirements include:
    • Drafting experience and knowledge of best drafting practices
    • Mechanical assembly, maintenance, or repair experience
    • Proficiency working with CAD tools such as SolidWorks
    • Proficiency working with MS Office Suite, specifically Word & Excel
    Previous experience in SolidWoorks, Corel Draw, Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, and Excel 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.