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Garmin career opportunity



Great job opportunity with a great company!



Position Title: Product Environmental and Regulatory Affairs Project
Engineer
Location:  Kansas City <http://www.thinkkc.com> , at the Garmin
<http://www.garmin.com>  world headquarters
If interested, contact:  Doug Kealey <mailto:doug.kealey@garmin.com>


POSITION SUMMARY: Coordinate and manage green electronics standards compliance projects benefiting product design and material sourcing for Garmin consumer products.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
*       Consumer and OEM electronics issue leader for assigned green
product standards and regulations, forecasting the potential impact on
product lines
*       Ensure product development teams' success in meeting
customer-specific and statutory Design-for-Environment and hazardous
substance regulations
*       Generate green compliance and risk mitigation plans to guide
electrical and mechanical design, procurement, component engineering,
packaging and technical publications functions
*       Responsible for the accuracy of the regulatory strategy,
satisfaction of our internal and external customers, and on-time
execution through leadership of cross-functional teams.
*       Effectively track, manage and support multiple projects and
priorities, develop general process guidelines

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
*       Act as a company knowledge resource for product environmental
trends/topics and voluntary/regulatory compliance information
*       Provide guidance on product and packaging labeling requirements
*       Provide compliance training to Garmin personnel as necessary

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
*       B.S. Degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Engineering,
Physics, Information Management, Applied Mathematics or relevant field
of study
*       Knowledge of the details of producer responsibility or
sustainability regulations and compliance schemes for any of the
following: Consumer and/or Marine and/or Automotive electronics and/or
secondary lithium batteries
*       Proficiency in understanding and interpreting state and national
legislation, standards and directives such as RoHS, REACH, EPEAT, LCA,
LCI, Battery, ELV, IATA, US DOT, EuP, WEEE and other recycling mandates,
and IMERC
*       Experience with end-of-product-life and eco-design guidelines
and an ability to review designs and offer suggestions for improvements
*       Able to communicate current and future issues to internal teams,
to facilitate decisions regarding product design, product claims and
material sourcing.
*       Development of training material for internal teams and
suppliers, to enable them to embed requirements in their processes.
*       Strong project management and problem solving skills
*       Highly motivated and self-directed
*       Strong computer skills and knowledge of Office applications

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
*       3+ years experience as an Environmental Issue Leader, or
Regulatory Approvals Engineer or Regulatory Affairs Specialist, or
performing duties similar to the essential functions of this job
description
*       Leadership of a cross-functional team that put cost effective
processes in place to support Green requirements
*       Planning or managing the research and/or implementation phases
for REACH, EUP, China RoHS, Green Dot, IMERC or other environmental
initiatives
*       Experience working in industry advocacy groups, regulatory
bodies and standards organizations to create alliances and influence the
shape, scope or harmonization of standards
*       Experience in writing position papers, compliance reports and
declarations of conformity
*       Experience with safety approvals for products using rechargeable
Lithium batteries
*       Willingness and ability to travel domestically and
internationally


Best regards, Doug

Doug Kealey
Compliance Engineering Team Leader
Garmin International Inc.
http://www.garmin.com
913-440-5210



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