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Provide technical leadership and engineering support in the area of vehicle dynamics to enhance the Polaris corporate strategy in this critical area of Off Road Vehicle design. Actively participate with design teams to develop world class chassis system designs. This position reports to the ORV CAE Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
CAD; use CREO tools to navigate and extract information from large models and complex assemblies to create MBD models. Mass management; create mass property breakdowns for MBD model creations. Kinematic Analysis; use the MBD tools to create kinematic reports for systems engineers. Virtual Garage; populate and maintain a repository of input data, results and release models. Knowledgebase Creation; including the development of ride and handling procedures, methods, and metrics. Test Data Analysis; Understand design performance through test data analysis. Methods Development; Implementation of customer focused Polaris specific CAE tools and best practices. Automation and continuous improvement. Early Integration; Apply knowledge and tools to the architecture selection and target setting early in design. Stretch Assignments: Work includes exposure to many vehicles and types of problems, including stretch opportunities outside of core responsibilities. Technology development.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Vehicle Dynamics: Basic knowledge of the vehicle dynamics topic for off road vehicle and other recreational vehicles, including overall vehicle architecture and systems engineering principals. Understands technical principles and can apply these for the benefit of the business. Includes regulatory and technical standards review and writing. 5+ years with BS in Engineering, 2+ years with MS highly desired. Test methods, test methods development, and data post-processing. Has good working knowledge in the durability, performance, safety, and NVH attributes. Experimental / numerical data correlation, MBD model validation. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiating skills. Team player with the ability to work effectively with teams. Ability to work in diverse and co-located teams A diverse experience in CAE software. Great motorcycle product knowledge, a recreational vehicle enthusiast is a definite plus.
- Normal office working conditions.
- Some travel required between Polaris sites.
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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. www.polaris.com
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