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Systems Engineer- Intake & Exhaust

Wyoming, MN
Posted on Apr 19, 2022 Full time R11448
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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 have a great opportunity for an experienced mechanical engineer to join our Ranger team. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the design, development, and validation of Polaris Ranger Intake & Exhaust Systems components from concept to production. You will be collaborating with program architects, subject matter experts, and product management to define key deliverables and create and execute industry-leading designs which align with sourcing plans. Additionally, you will be working with Operations to develop and execute manufacturing strategies that ensure production success.


  • Responsibility for leading the complete system integration of Ranger Intake & Exhaust Systems into Ranger products.

  • Ensures designs meet the safety, quality, reliability, development schedule, and cost goals set forth by the whole goods and accessory product planning groups.

  • Completes design tasks in the Polaris Release System and ensures their timely release.

  • Ensures production drawings are accurate and properly dimensioned (using GD&T) to deliver Key Product characteristics (KPCs).

  • Create and maintain component specifications, DFMEA’s, and DVP&R’s.

  • Own and manage Ranger Intake & Exhaust Systems development plans from concept through purchasing and manufacturing ensuring the components meet specifications and build dates.

  • Work with a variety of manufacturing techniques including injection & blow molded designs, tube/castings/stampings/high temp elastomers

  • Organize and lead design reviews to ensure adequate input and involvement from all engineering and functional groups.

  • Determines the ideal component manufacturing method to ensure overall design, performance, and cost goals are met.

  • Collaborates with designers and engineers inside and outside of the Ranger Product Line team, this includes engaging suppliers and external resources.

  • Prepares preliminary sketches, layout, and/or presentations to aid in the understanding and solutions of engineering problems.

  • Leads and participates in design reviews on an assigned project to ensure adequate input and involvement.

  • Quantify Ranger Intake & Exhaust Systems performance through data acquisition and analysis of test data. Must be able to operate Ranger vehicles for the purpose of development and performance evaluation.

  • Analyze field problems and determine corrective actions/implement solutions.



  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • 3-5+ years of related design or system engineering experience

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

  • Experience with a 3-D CAD modeling package required, CREO preferred

  • GD&T, FMEA, dimensional tolerance stack-ups, fit & finish

  • Experience with manufacturing techniques including injection & blow molded designs, tube/castings/stampings/high temp elastomers

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Quick learner with a high level of ambition and drive

  • Strong interpersonal skills, 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

  • Microsoft software including Excel, Project, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint


  • 10+ years experience

  • Experience with Intake and/or Exhaust Systems and manufacturing processes

  • Experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) package.

  • Experience using PTC Windchill Product Lifecycle Management software.


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.