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 Subject : Prototype Developer 2 - Garmin, Olathe KS.. 09/12/2017 11:18:54 AM 
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As a leading worldwide provider of navigation, we are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets that are an essential part of our customers’ lives. Our vertical integration business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, giving us more control over timelines, quality and service. Our user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality and best value, but they also have innovative features that enhance the lives of our customers. We are focused on recruiting top performers in all areas of the company to drive innovation and success.

We are looking for talented Prototype Developer 2 to help us take on the additional projects and support the company growth. In this role, you will produce highly detailed models, prototype parts and mock-ups according to requirements, goals and objectives set by the Prototype Development Team Leader, Designers and Engineering. You will collaborate with Designers, Engineering, and Marketing, to explore, innovate, and execute world-class solutions. You will utilize your knowledge of fabrication processes, software, 3D printing and shop tools to achieve project goals and high quality standards.

Collaborate with designers and engineers in our 35,000-square foot industrial design studio and prototype shop as we develop prototypes for the Automotive, Outdoor, Fitness, Marine, and Wearable markets.
Visit our design directory page for a look at the studio, shop, and to see some of our work:


• 3 + years’ experience performing the essential functions of the job
• Associates of Arts and/or equivalent experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description
• Proficient model building, fabrication, project organization, and communication skills.
• Must be detail oriented, have a committed work ethic, and be a strong problem solver.
• Ability to understand clients’ needs as they relate to model making and/or prototyping
• Ability to act as project lead who guides the direction of projects to obtain design intent
• Ability to estimate the level of effort for a task, and adhere to schedule and budget
• Proficiency in shop processes (carpentry, machining, heat forming, fixtures, etc.)
• Experience working with Model Shop equipment such as saws, milling machines, routers, jointers, drill press, sanders and hand tools
• Knowledge of Model Shop safety procedures for shop and individual tool use
• Must demonstrate an understanding and experience with a variety of materials such as model board, wood, metal, plastics, urethanes, and similar materials
• Working knowledge of paints, coatings to replicated manufactured finishes
• Able to explore a wide variety of prototype solutions, colors, finishes and materials
• Proficiency in general computer skills, PC / Windows environment experience
• General knowledge and usage of SolidWorks or other 3D design software
• Basic knowledge of tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
• A love for trends, technology, and an active lifestyle
• Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and work respectfully with others

**Experience running 3D printing systems such as Stratasys (Polyjet), Carbon3D M1 (CLIP), and FDM is a plus, in addition to experience with Epilog lasers

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.

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