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Development Engineer

Roseau, MN
Posted on Sep 19, 2022 Full time R14228
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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.


Development Engineer for Snowmobile Engineering.  Whole vehicle development with an emphasis on chassis architecture, ergonomics, and overall vehicle performance.  This position will work to ensure that the final product package is optimized to exceed the customer's expectations in the following areas: safety, performance, quality, handling, and comfort.


  • Ride and evaluate vehicles through all phases of product development with the ability to adjust and tune suspension to optimize vehicle handling and performance.

  • Work with key suspension component vendors (shocks, springs, etc.) to to refine ride and handling.

  • Mechatronics background is highly desired – the ability to control integrated mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Assist in the fabrication and assembly of concept and development vehicle builds, providing input and direction to achieve KPC targets.

  • Ability to do basic and/or advanced instrumentation for data acquisition.

  • Analyze and process data collected to draw conclusions and report back to engineering team with recommendations.

  • Provide input on whole vehicle layout, system, and sub-system packaging as well as ergonomics and rider positioning.

  • Work with system engineers to support calibration and development tests.

  • Organize and lead development activity in the field – create and execute trip plans and report results back.

  • Work with validation engineers to perform and/or support items from the validation plan (DVP&R).

  • Perform lab and field testing and work to develop solutions as required to resolve product issues.

  • Support preproduction builds and oversee Pilot build activity.

  • Keep good records and write test reports for tests conducted.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Good self-starter, willing to work overtime as needed.

  • Must be willing to travel periodically to do product evaluation and development.

  • Able to communicate professionally and drive project to timely completion.

  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required.


  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering or related

  • Hands-on knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems and problem-solving

  • Experience with data collection and data processing

  • Valid driver's license required

  • Must be capable of operating Snowmobiles in extreme conditions

  • Basic computer skills required

  • Must be capable of driving trucks with trailers (>26,000 GCVR) and obtain Class A license certification

  • Must be capable of operating forklifts

  • Power sports experience preferred

  • Ability to travel to Canada and internationally as required

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.