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System Engineer – Suspension and Steering

Roseau, MN
Posted on Aug 15, 2022 Full time R13600
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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.


The Suspension & Steering Systems Engineer leads the customer centric execution of safety, quality, cost, schedule, and performance goals for snowmobile systems specific to suspension and steering systems, using the Polaris Development Process (PDP). Customer satisfaction, warranty, field issue resolution and planned change implementation are also included in this role.  Must love to ride snowmobiles & win.


  • Saturated with consumer insights and leverage the Polaris Development Process (PDP), ensuring that all system, subsystem and component requirements are clearly defined, documented, and achieved.
  • Design and develop industry leading snowmobiles focusing on systems engineering for suspension and steering systems.
  • Drives clear system specifications, owns system DFMEAs and leverages ALD for early engineering.
  • Support creation and maintenance of system integration design guidelines and validation plans.
  • Work with project leads, systems, development engineers and development technicians to support definition of project goals and detailed system specifications.
  • Lead design reviews to ensure adequate input and involvement from all engineering and functional groups.
  • Leads DFM alignment with purchasing, supplier quality, manufacturing team for owned systems
  • Ability to ride snowmobiles for the purpose of field development and performance evaluation.
  • Benchmark competitive designs.
  • Analyze manufacturing, field problems and implement solutions.
  • Provide technical support for sales and marketing information, and service publications
  • Point of contact for sustaining engineering activity for all suspension and steering components, with potential to expand to other snowmobile subsystems. Support quality, reliability, performance and cost improvement initiatives while leading countermeasures for production and supply chain challenges.
  • Other duties as required.


  • B.S. in Mechanical engineering or related engineering fields.
  • 3 or more years of engineering design, system engineering or project engineering experience
  • Strong technical background, aptitude and ability to make trade-offs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate orally and written
  • Demonstrated ability to form business inter-relationships with supporting managers, leaders, and staff.
  • Decisive and prone to action, good self leadership
  • Must be customer focused, detail & quality-oriented.
  • Excellent project planning, organizing, and administrative skills.
  • Understands how program objectives, tools, and resources relate cross-functionally.
  • Riding experience and passionate interest in recreational and utility snowmobiles.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Sincere desire to exceed customer’s expectations.


  • Dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Time split between office, shop/test labs and field
  • Global travel up to 30% or more in season, potentially less in the off season


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.