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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.
Weve automated our state-of-the-art production lines, but we still need good people. Were seeking a dedicated individual willing to learn the skills to become a certified surface mount technology (SMT) machine operator and to share those skills to train other Garmin associates. Must be able to efficiently and quickly load feeders, enter programs, set up support fixtures and prep multiple assembly lines, with the primary goal being to maximize robotic machine productive time. (Performance of this duty may include lifting up to 25 pounds.)
Were looking for a full time SMT Operator to read shop orders, follow productions work instruction and sample assemblies, and receive verbal or written instructions regarding duties to be performed at our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, youll also be responsible for providing daily status and process communications via email to SMT Machine Operators on other shifts, Production Management and Process Engineering. Other essential functions include:
Position, align, and hand-place components in specified relationship to each other in jig, fixture or conveyance during sequential assembly of printed circuit boards
Tend machines by quickly and efficiently loading/replenishing feeders with reels of components, entering programs into automated placement machinery, setting up support fixtures, and prepping multiple assembly lines for next shop order. Primary goal being to maximize machine productive time
Collect quality data, essential for continuous improvement and tracking of factory deliverables
Perform operator level preventive maintenance on machines, per Garmin requirements
Troubleshooting component placement and machine issues that are commensurate with associates level of expertise, training, and latitude provided by Process Engineering
Mount components such as transformers, resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits and sockets on chassis, panel or printed circuit board
Candidates qualified for this position will possess a high school diploma or equivalent and must be able to communicate effectively in English, through written and spoken communication. Other requirements include:
Must be able to routinely read numbers and differentiate between similar numbers in Garmins part numbering system
Must be able to navigate in basic computer applications such as MS Windows
Must be able to learn to navigate in specific computer applications such as Oracle and Fuji Cam
Candidate with 2 or more years of assembly experience and soldering skills are 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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