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Systems Engineer - Structures

Wyoming, MN
Posted on Jun 3, 2022 Full time R12264
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.



We are looking for a vehicle structures expert within our off road vehicle structures team who can lead the design, development, and validation of new and existing chassis. This would include vehicle frames, ROPS, bumpers, and other structural members. 

The Systems Engineer will work closely with project, test, validation, and manufacturing teams to ensure the chassis is meeting key deliverables and achieving industry leading standards. 


  • Complete the design, and analyze structural components and assemblies in support of the development and refinement of off-road vehicles 

  • Collaborate with Vehicle Architects and Subject Matter Experts to define specifications for components and assemblies 

  • Interact and direct resources across multiple engineering sites and work collaboratively with on/offshore resources to reach final design in the most efficient means 

  • Participate in testing and benchmarking activities 

  • Initiate and maintain schedules, DFMEAs, and DVP&Rs 

  • Participate in key project milestones including team meetings, design reviews, gate reviews, and safety reviews 

  • Complete the analysis and design of structural components and assemblies to achieve superior performance, safety, and quality.  

  • Work with the quality team on root cause analysis activities and gather, analyze, track, and report on warranty and other consumer quality information related to structural components 

  • Partner with cross functional teams including service, purchasing, vendors, & manufacturing to ensure all aspects of the development process are executed well and prepared for success. 

  • Domestic and international travel may be required (<15%) 

  • Take responsibility for other duties as assigned 


  • B.S. in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Agricultural Engineering 

  • Ability to drive vehicles for development and testing purposes is preferred 

  • Experience with Ansys or similar FEA software is preferred 

  • Experience with bolted joint analysis, GD&T, FMEA, dimensional tolerance stack-ups, and engineering standards is preferred 

  • Ability to communicate well and work efficiently in a fast-paced team environment 

  • 3+ years of design experience; preferably in off-road, construction, or industrial equipment


We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2021 sales of $8.2 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.