Our Ability Jobs

Job Information

Garmin Cost Engineer in Olathe, Kansas


We are seeking a full-time Cost Engineer 1 for our office in Olathe, KS. In this role, you will be responsible for partnering with Engineering, Operations, Sourcing and Supply Chain to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and market leading Product Technology, Quality, Reliability and Cost of components / parts.

Essential Functions

  • Team with Strategic sourcing, Engineering, Global Commodity Managers and suppliers to select the best component technology to achieve required functionality at the lowest TCO

  • Communicate, suggest options and coordinate with multiple facilities to assist in the component selection

  • Align the Product Life-Cycle with the Suppliers’ Technology Roadmaps to ensure supply

  • Generate cost reduction ideas throughout the Product Life-Cycle from design to end-of-life

  • Identify process/product efficiencies that will reduce overall costs, participate in price benchmarking, and thoroughly document work in an organized manner

  • Support strategic sourcing efforts for various commodities and services within a matrix organization with emphasis on supporting electronic and electro-mechanical commodities

  • Collaborate with Sourcing related to the creation of requests for information, requests for proposals, and requests for quotations and review responses

  • Support strategic process improvements plans of continuous improvement and lean initiatives

  • Drive supplier performance and metrics to achieve world-class levels in supplier Quality, Cost, Delivery and Service (QCDS) and may be responsible for planning own technical work

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering degree

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)

  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)

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

  • Demonstrated capability for applying industry standards and procedures to develop, implement, and document operational processes and ability to learn how to use/apply tools

    Desired Qualifications

  • Previous internship experience in an Electronics environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge in Cost Engineering or Component Engineering

    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.