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 wi
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Aviation Technical Writer

Garmin International • 
Olathe, Kansas, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
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.

Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if you’re 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 projects…oh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!

We are looking for a full-time Aviation Technical Writer for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role you will be responsible for researching and writing pilot’s guides, quick reference guides, installation manuals, and/or maintenance manuals. Other essential functions include:
  • Create electronic documents using word processing and desktop publishing tools
  • Communicate with the Design Engineers in areas that relate to the product specifications and product development
  • Facilitate the rework of mechanical drawings and screen captures
  • Work in a team environment within the Technical Publications area to constantly improve the archival, storage and documentation process
  • Edit copy written by other Technical Writers for content organization, style, voice, audience and consistency of format
Job Requirements:
Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field relevant to performing the essential functions of this job description or a minimum of 2 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other requirements include:
  • Must possess experience in the aviation industry and working with and/or using avionics
  • Familiar with aviation phraseology and flight operations procedures
  • Must demonstrate proficiency using desktop publishing tools relevant to Garmin’s business needs for this role
  • Basic understanding S1000D documentation standards
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment 
Experience and/or knowledge in electronics relevant to the essential functions of this job description, proficiency in effectively using Adobe InDesign, experience and/or education in computer graphics creation relevant to Garmin’s business needs, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop experience, and Private Pilot license - Instrument rating a plus 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.

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Job Ident #: 170002N
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