02 May 2024

Garmin International | Instructor

Olathe, KS, United States


  • 12499
  • Olathe, Kansas
  • Core Business Hours
  • Regular Full-Time


We are seeking a full-time Aviation Pilot Instructor 2 in our Olathe, KS location. In this role, you will be responsible for teaching the pilots of today and tomorrow about Garmin Avionics and will provide customer service, technical support and training to internal and external customers including Garmin dealers, OEMs, fleets, and pilots.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in developing content for classroom instruction, seminars, and electronic content
  • Lead the development, prioritization, coordination, and implementation of pilot training programs and department initiatives
  • Conduct instructor-led training classes and seminars to Garmin dealers, OEMs, Aviation Product Support associates, and other customers
  • Provide avionics operations support to Garmin customers via phone, fax and email
  • Organize and develop training syllabus, testing and evaluation procedures, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials
  • Confer with Directors, Managers, Supervisors and System Engineers to determine internal and external training needs
  • Develop new pilot and flight instructor training programs associated with the introduction of new products / services for external & internal customers
  • Train and mentor Aviation Pilot Instructors
  • Able to travel, coordinate, and represent Garmin at industry and professional meetings, trade shows and conferences
  • Work with OEM avionics partners in support of OEM training programs involving Garmin avionics
  • Serve as contact with FAA, EASA, and other regulatory and governmental organizations on pilot training initiatives involving avionics
  • Flexibility to travel domestically or internationally (up to 25% of time or greater)
  • Possess, or readily attain, a valid passport
  • Maintain operational proficiency with Garmin avionics
  • Review Garmin manuals and provide input on improvements
  • Provide customer and operational input to other Garmin Aviation teams to help improve Customer Experience

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field OR a minimum of 4 years relevant experience
  • Internal candidates must have a minimum of 6 months as an Aviation Pilot Instructor 1 or demonstrated performance as evaluated by a management panel
  • Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (or military equivalent)
  • Must possess experience in the aviation industry and working with and/or using avionics
  • Must demonstrate proficiency using a presentation program (Prezi, Power Point, Keynote etc.)
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude/work well with others, detail-oriented and work proactively and effectively
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to develop training products that are clear, engaging, technically accurate, and follow a logical sequence
  • Ability and product knowledge to tailor system information, based on available time and customer airframe, into a coherent presentation that meets customer needs
  • Ability to manage/tailor a class with a wide range of Garmin/industry avionics experience
  • Comfortable conducting training with audiences varying from one-on-one, to standard classes of 10 – 20 students, and to larger audiences with 300 or more attendees

Desired Qualifications

  • Customer service experience
  • Experience in developing interactive, multimedia training materials
  • Knowledge of competitive avionics
  • Practical experience in post-secondary or adult education
  • Advanced understanding of Power Point
  • 1000+ flight hours, turbine aircraft experience, Part 61 and/or Part 141 flight instructor experience, Part 91, Part 121, and/or Part 135 operational experience, or type ratings

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.

This position is eligible for Garmin's benefit program. Details can be found here: Garmin Benefits


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