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Senior Design Engineer

Wyoming, MN
Posted on Aug 19, 2022 Full time R13716
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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 Senior Design Engineer role is responsible for leading the design process of Indian Motorcycle/On-Road related components and systems from concept to production in order to achieve the product objectives within a specified time.  This role will support new product introduction (NPI) by executing the product plan and providing advanced technical solutions to meet the consumer’s needs on a wide range of designs and manufacturing processes.


  • Creates component or system design requirements and specifications.
  • Supports all design related component styling, purchasing and manufacturing issues with emphasis on quality, reliability, timely delivery, and cost.
  • Establishes a reasonable project development schedule from concept to production implementation in line with overall business requirements.
  • Determines ideal component manufacturing route to ensure overall design, performance, and cost conformance.
  • Analyzes existing and new designs to identify and implement cost reduction opportunities.
  • Generates CAD models, detail drawings, and analysis required to support the above and supervises their release through the release cycle.
  • Prepares preliminary sketches and/or schematic diagrams and/or presentations to aid in the understanding and solution of engineering problems and risk.
  • Coordinates and participates in design reviews on projects to ensure adequate cross functional input and involvement from all interested stakeholders.
  • Analyzes field problems and recommends possible solution
  • Coordinate, mentor, and supervise designers and engineers within the team.
  • Assists in the preparation of the monthly project status report.
  • Performs other miscellaneous project related assignments.

Experience & Skills

  • 3-6 years related design experience; preferably in related consumer product categories (powersports, automotive, Agriculture, accessories, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing Pro-Engineer Creo preferred or related 3-D CAD modeling software.
  • Experience with and fundamental understanding of component design using 3-D CAD modeling of welded structures, stampings, castings, forgings, and bolted joints highly preferred.
  • Experience with complex system tradeoff analyses, troubleshooting, risk management (project & technical including but not limited to HARA, DFMEA, etc.) strongly preferred.
  • Experience with specification development and system-level requirements.
  • GD&T, FMEA, dimensional tolerance stack-ups.
  • Possesses and applies broad technical knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures as demonstrated by academic and practical experience to the completion of difficult technical problems and projects.
  • Exhibits outstanding interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written communication) and able to effectively leverage the expertise of Subject Matter Experts.
  • Understands and actively pursues the voice of the customer to exceed customer expectations.
  • Skilled in multitasking and executing many tasks at once.
  • Ability to work with domestic and international technology partners.
  • Microsoft software including Excel, Project, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Powersports riding experience (Motorcycle and/or ORV) strongly preferred.
  • A passion for the mission, vision, and values of Polaris and Indian Motorcycles.


  • Required:  B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or equivalent.

Working Conditions

  • Fast paced office environment
  • Travel as needed (less than 10%) throughout the year, both domestic and internationally.
  • Full time position.

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.