Marine Boat Testing Technician
Newport, OR
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.

Our products are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. That means our engineers don’t just create products—they inspire those who put them to the test. They help us bring innovative GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. Our products—and their skills—are built using some of the best technology in the industry. With so many ways to use your ingenuity, chances are you'll do your best work here.

We are seeing a full-time Marine Boat Testing Technician at our Newport, Oregon office. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining, configuring, and operating boats for testing products as well as assisting engineers with product R&D, training and other purposes. Other essential functions include:

Ensure the safe and efficient transportation and operation of small boats

Monitor the working environment and actions of all crew members while working in the field and act as necessary to ensure their safety and to protect field equipment in support of engineering, sales, and marketing teams

Install, operate and troubleshoot electronics spanning the whole Garmin marine product line.

Conduct tests and work with project teams to verify and improve quality on Garmin hardware and software solutions.

Understand all applicable Federal, State, and local regulations and ensure they are followed

Understand all applicable Garmin procedures and ensure they are followed

Perform or supervise regular inspection and maintenance tasks on equipment in the field, and recommend equipment purchase and upgrades as needed.

Maintain required records and logs as dictated by Garmin procedures

Qualified candidates possess a High School Diploma or GED. Other requirements include:

Must possess a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the operation and trailering of boats up to 30 feet in length.

Must possess a minimum of 2 years’ previous work experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, generators, engines, marine electronics, tow vehicles, and trailers.

Basic understanding of mechanical and electrical systems commonly found on boats up to 30 feet in length.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office software

Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Must possess strong troubleshooting skills

Must demonstrate ability and/or previous experience working in the field without direct supervision

Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations

Must possess the ability to bend, twist and lift up to 50 pounds while using safe lifting techniques and standing for an entire shift.

Must be able to work on all areas of our boats (at least one requires squeezing into a small compartment), be able to walk and work on a pitching boat deck for sometimes long days

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.

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, veteran’s status, age or disability.