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Systems Engineer (Thermal)

Wyoming, MN
Posted on Aug 15, 2022 Full time R13618
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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 Thermal Systems Engineer will lead the thermal development and validation of off road vehicles.  This includes working closely with project, design, CAE, test, and validation teams to ensure the thermal performance of the vehicles is meeting key deliverables and achieving industry leading standards for safety and quality. 


  • Work with project team to establish detailed system specifications, development schedules, and resource plans from concept to production. 

  • Work with CAE team to conduct and correlate thermal analysis. 

  • Work with development technicians to instrument vehicles and conduct testing. 

  • Post process test data and report out findings. 

  • Develop new thermal strategies and evaluate new technologies. 

  • Create and maintain thermal integration design guidelines and test procedures and communicate to the project, validation, and design teams. 

  • Organize and lead thermal design reviews (ARR, PDR, CDR) 

  • Ability to ride ATVs and SxSs for the purpose of field development and performance evaluation. 

  • Benchmark competitive designs. 

  • Other duties as required. 


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related curriculum required. 

  • 5+ years design and development experience preferred.  

  • Understanding and experience with heat transfer and shielding. 

  • Experience with vehicle mechanical systems and engines preferred. 

  • Understanding and/or experience using CFD and radiation analysis software for systems optimization preferred. 

  • Lab testing and data acquisition experience preferred. 

  • Quality and customer focused. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Quick learner with high level of ambition and drive. 

  • Strong people skills, able to work in a team environment. 

  • Product development experience. 

  • Highly developed computer skills using design/analysis and Microsoft Office software. 


  • Fast-paced office and lab environment  

  • Travel as needed (Up to 10%) 


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.