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Aviation Flight Controls Systems Engineer 1

Garmin International

Olathe, KS
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  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing / Production
Garmin International
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GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often theyre a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement. We support professional development, offer well-designed career paths and adhere to a policy that prioritizes promoting from within the company to maximize the opportunities for our associates. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and providing opportunities for associates to contribute toward a healthy, sustainable world.

Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if youre 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 projectsoh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!

Garmin aviation, now boarding new engineers! 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 controls systems engineers, our aviators are able to fly the open sky with an unwavering level of confidence! Our flight controls systems engineers conduct bench and flight tests to make sure everything we do complies with FAA rules and regulations. They spend countless hours developing basic system requirements for autopilot/flight director systems, including system performance, interfaces, architecture and algorithms. They also analyze and test existing systems to figure out where improvements can be made to ensure our aviators can stay in flight, safely. If youre ready to help us soar, were ready to test you.

We are looking for a full-time Flight Controls System Engineer 1for our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role you will be responsible for conducting frequency response of servos and systems as well as participating in validation and verification testing in accordance with formal and informal test plans, including operation of system on bench to test functionality. Other essential functions include:

  • May analyze flight test data to troubleshoot autopilot related problems or performance issues

  • Develops and conducts test plans, procedures, and results for bench and flight test validation in support of FAA certification

  • Maintain and communicate requirements, allocate requirements among subsystems, and assure compatibility among subsystems so that the product ultimately meets its final objectives

  • Works collaboratively and professionally in a team environment with other Garmin associates to achieve goals

  • Accepts and acts on constructive criticism

  • Identifies and resolves defects of basic scope using proper engineering tools and techniques

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (BSEE, BSCE) from a four-year college or university, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include:

  • Must demonstrate sound educational background in classical control system theory and ability to apply principles of root locus, Bode and Nicols to flight controls systems design

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital control system theory, sampling theory and digital filtering

  • Working knowledge of Matlab, Simulink, and Control System toolbox

  • Demonstrates software development understanding of C programming language

Previous experience in flight control design, including autopilots. Flight directors, or stability augmentation systems in highly preferred!

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting eventsand even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.


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