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Design Engineer

Wyoming, MN
Posted on Nov 10, 2022 Full time R15155
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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 Design Engineer will be responsible for supporting the design, development, validation and calibration of Off Road Vehicle (ORV) CVT systems and components (drive clutches, driven clutches, belts, containment, etc.) using a Systems Engineering Approach. 

This person will work closely with the rest of the CVT team, vehicle team and product management to help define key CVT system requirements, create and execute industry-leading designs that align with Sourcing plans, and work with Operations to develop and execute manufacturing strategies that ensure production success 



  • Design and develop industry leading off road vehicle  CVT Systems 

  • Create and maintain RAVE documentation, conduct/support DFMEA, and assist in compiling DVP&R’s 

  • Develop system requirements to meet vehicle level targets 

  • Support new system and sub-components development  from concept through production 

  • Determine suitable manufacturing methods to ensure requirements are met 

  • Collaborate across the company to ensure project success 

  • Complete design tasks in the Polaris Release System and to ensure their timely release 

  • Support engineering reviews on assigned projects to ensure adequate input and involvement 

  • Analyze manufacturing and field problems to help determine appropriate corrective actions 

  • Benchmarking of competitor designs 



  • Required-B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent 

  • 5+ years related design engineering experience, preferably related to CVT

  • Understanding and experience of CVT / powertrain / driveline systems preferred 

  • Understanding and knowledge of CVT related component manufacturing processes including casting, forging, machining, plastic and rubber molding 

  • Extensive experience and proficiency with Creo or alternative 3D CAD package 

  • Strong mechanical aptitude with desire to drive vehicles for development and testing purposes 

  • Understanding and/or experience using FEA / CFD software preferred 

  • Experience in data post processing for systems optimization preferred 

  • Experience with detailed system specifications development 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Quick learner with high level of ambition and drive 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment 

  • Ability to work with and travel to domestic and international technology partners 

  • Self-starter that thrives in a fast paced work environment 


Working Conditions 

  • Fast paced office environment with sense of urgency to deliver forward thinking products 

  • Frequent field and shop fabrication, testing and development work 

  • Travel as needed (approx. up to 10%) for product research, development, and consumer facing opportunities 


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.