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Quality Engineer - Powersports

Battle Ground, WA
Posted on Aug 2, 2022 Full time R13350
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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.


Provide support for on-road, off-road and snow industry.

Perform proactive Quality Assurance responsibilities and support Supplier development actions for all purchased components; systems; and wholegoods that contribute to successful product launches and support existing production quality requirements.

  • Review designs / components determined as high risk for correct identification of Key Inspection Characteristics (KICs) and correct application of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing principles to ensure measurement and manufacturing feasibility.

  • Collaborate with Suppliers and Polaris Engineering during design reviews to ensure Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA).

  • Assist Suppliers to maintain 100% PQR compliance for all Preproduction builds and Production builds.

  • Maintains the entire manufacturing quality system for the specific product group.

  • Responsible for coordination of quality aspects for new product development including but not limited to on-site start-ups and tool and vendor certifications.

  • Develops and maintains in-line inspection criteria for critical assembly attributes as well as informational feedback systems from rolling road/finished goods test station.

  • Assists in the formulation of quality control policies and procedures.

  • Train suppliers to effectively execute PPAPs; PQR System; and Corrective Actions.

  • Promote the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and continuous improvement techniques at Polaris suppliers to help them reduce variability and achieve process control.

  • Perform production readiness assessments (PPAP reviews) at supplier facilities for high risk suppliers/components. Report readiness status and action plans on deficiencies.

  • Perform Quality System Audits on all potential supplier candidates and make recommendations for suitability to Polaris requirements and development needs.

  • Provide support and feedback to Product Groups when determining existing supplier suitability for future business awards.

  • Perform special projects as required.

  • LEAN knowledge & experience required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preference for technical degree.

  • Minimum 3 - 5 years’ experience in manufacturing or quality engineering

  • Six Sigma Certification preferred

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write technical reports

  • Advanced knowledge of quality related tools including, but not limited to, SPC, AQP, DOE and Quality Systems

  • Ability to work in an autonomous environment.


  • Fast-paced office environment.

  • Position will require 5%-10% travel

  • Competitive benefits package

The salary range for Washington State is $69,000 to $92,000. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills, and geography.

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.