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Engineer, Staff – Engineering/Technical Service (Polaris)

Wyoming, Minnesota or Roseau, Minnesota, USA

Salary: US$80K–US$110K


Recognized as the leader in the Powersports industry, Polaris Industries prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level.


Polaris is transforming from a North American based company to a global company with over 4,500 employees in 15 different countries spanning five continents of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Polaris Industries is headquartered just outside of Minneapolis in Medina, Minnesota with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion.
Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER and RZR side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.

Polaris offers you an opportunity to come on board and make a difference. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive relocation package. To round it off, a benefits package that allows you to work hard and play harder.


Technical leader for Powertrain major hardware development projects – with specific focus on base engine hardware and engine application. Key Powertrain technical lead for engine projects, leads and mentors less experienced engineers in engine hardware development. Provide detailed development testing plans and engine technology insertion plans. Supervise dyno testing and implement advanced development procedures, requirements and specifications. Lead new engine technology and new testing methods. Develops, implements, and maintains engineering procedures, requirements, and specifications.

1. Uses experience and engineering principles to develop and specify test procedures and equipment necessary to conduct performance and system development testing on Polaris engines. Responsible for data integrity and all technical aspects of the testing process. Report with common data output format and testing conclusions.
2. Coordinates testing aspects of new hardware development projects: develops test criteria, systems requirements specifications, sets goals, objectives and schedules.
3. Lead large technical projects directing a group of technicians and engineers to meet project goals. Mentoring less experienced engineers in Powertrain hardware development.
4. Participate in all applicable Product Group’s development process to ensure that applicable limits, test procedures, certification requirements, and appropriate control technologies are addressed.
5. Represent technology interests within engineering to ensure that Powertrain engineering (including outside suppliers) develop technologies that properly meet current and future specifications for the applicable Product Lines. Implement technology projects into new production programs.
6. Recommends and influence new designs or improved engine components, while working very closely with the design group. Prepares and presents formal documentation as required.
7. Lead root cause failure analysis at end of test. Find and recommend practical solutions for specific failure modes. Key participant in DMFEA.
8. Testing and failure analysis support for specific engine assembly production problems.
9. Records and analyzes test data using statistical, analytical, and other state of the art techniques. In a professional manner, researches alternatives, and implement solutions to meet design objectives.
10. Interact and direct resources at multiple Powertrain and product group engineering sites.
11. Provide technical leadership and training for engineers in the various Polaris facilities.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

BS or MS engineering degree with a minimum of 10 years of engine hardware development related experience.

This opportunity can be located in either Wyoming, MN or Roseau, MN. Wyoming, MN is located less than an hour north of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Enjoy both the peace and quiet of a smaller community and the close convenience of a large city. The facility is located on over 600 acres adjacent to wildlife management land, allowing for private trails to validate our fun products. The Roseau, MN facility is just minutes from the Canadian Border, and sits just 20 minutes from renowned Lake of the Woods. Land of 10,000 lakes - an outdoor person's dream - fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling! Natural splendor and limitless outdoor adventures all within easy reach. Quiet safety and comfort of communities centered on family, friends and neighbors are found here. Local schools are some of the best around with opportunities for students to be involved and excel.

Apply Online at, Click on Careers, and Requisition #12-0543


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