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.We are looking for a full time Aviation Maintenance Instructor 2 for our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. This dynamic position is responsible for teaching the maintenance technicians of today and tomorrow about Garmin Avionics. In this position you will provide customer service, technical support and training to internal and external customers including Garmin dealers, OEMs, fleets, and technicians. This position will also assist in developing content for classroom instruction, seminars, and electronic content. Lead the development, prioritization, coordination, and implementation of maintenance training programs and department initiatives.In this role, youll also be responsible for these essential functions:Provide avionics operations support to Garmin customers via phone, fax and email
Confer with Directors, Managers, Supervisors and System Engineers to determine internal and external training needs
Organize and develop training syllabus, testing and evaluation procedures, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials
Develop new maintenance training programs associated with the introduction of new products / services for external & internal customers
Independently conduct Regional Dealer Training events
Train and mentor Aviation Maintenance InstructorsPresent training seminars
Represent Garmin at industry and professional meetings and conferences
Work with OEM avionics partners in support of OEM training programs involving Garmin avionics
Serve as contact with FAA on pilot training initiatives involving avionics
Flexibility to travel domestically or internationally (up to 25% of time or greater)Possess, or readily attain, a valid passport
Review Garmin manuals and provide input to on improvements
Provide customer and operational input to other Garmin Aviation teams to help improve Customer ExperienceUpdate and troubleshoot Garmin desktop training kiosks for internal training purposes
Accept and complete projects and other miscellaneous Aviation Support duties as assigned
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelors Degree in a field relevant to performing the essential functions of this job description OR a minimum of 4 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other required skills include:Internal candidates must have a minimum of 6 months as an Aviation Maintenance Instructor 1 or demonstrated performance as evaluated by a management panel
Must possess a minimum of 5 years avionics line maintenance or installation experience.Demonstrated proficient knowledge of Garmin avionics products
Must demonstrate proficiency using a presentation program (Prezi, Power Point, Keynote etc.)Must be detail-oriented and work proactively and effectively
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Candidates with the following qualifications are highly preferred!Experience at a Garmin dealer or experience installing or maintaining Garmin avionics
Customer service experience
Experience in developing interactive, multimedia training materials
Knowledge of competitive avionics
Practical experience in post-secondary or adult education Advanced understanding of Power PointASTM/NCATT AET Certification and associated endorsementsA&P LicenseOur 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 familys preferences. In addition, Garmins 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, veterans status, age or disability.
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