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2 months ago
Garmin International
Location: Kansas
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Flight Crew
Category: Engineers Jobs
Job Description

Senior Flight Test Engineer-1900192


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 aviation technology has made the skies progressively easier to navigate. From portables to panel mounts and everything in between, Garmin GPS innovation is making it easier than ever to fly with civilian aviators. And thanks to our flight test engineers, our aviators are able to fly the open sky with an unwavering level of confidence! Our flight test engineers make sure everything we do complies with FAA rules and regulations. They spend countless hours developing testing requirements, writing test plans, participating in test flights, retrieving and analyzing data and preparing reports for inclusion in certification documents. If you’re ready to help us soar, we’re ready to test you.

We are looking for a Senior Flight Test Engineer for our flight operations team based at Garmin's New Century airport facility in New Century, Kansas. In this position, you will be responsible for a range of flight test engineering activities that involve test requirements development, test plan writing, flight test crew member participation, data reduction/analysis, and report preparation for inclusion into certification documents. Other essential functions include:

Participates in close coordination with engineering labs to become familiar with product architecture and assist development with flight testing perspectives that help ensure compliance with applicable FAA requirements

Works with personnel responsible for avionics equipment installation and preparation of test aircraft to obtain the proper configuration for the required testing

In flight crewmember duties include test equipment operation and data gathering activities

Data reduction/analysis responsibilities involve providing test data to assist development of systems and to provide certification basis for the desired products

Modify equipment and aircraft configurations in coordination with engineering labs and flight operations for development and certification

Responsible for documentation of aircraft level changes and general equipment configuration

Must be knowledgeable of applicable avionics certification requirements and regulations


Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology or related field and 8 years of related Garmin International experience, or 10 years of related industry experience performing duties similar to the essential functions of the job description. Other requirements include:

Knowledge of FAA regulations applicable to avionics certification and general flight testing requirements

Previous flight test experience in general and business FAR Part 23/25 aircraft

Knowledge of or previous experience with aircraft data acquisition systems

A Pilot’s license and/or rating and FAA Flight Analyst, Designated Engineer Representative (DER) or DER candidate status 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.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

Job: Flight Operations

Primary Location: US-KS-New Century

Organization: Aviation Business

Schedule: Full-time

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