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Acoustics & Vibration Staff Engineer

Wyoming, MN
Posted on Aug 31, 2022 Full time R13918
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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.

Job Summary:

  • Staff Test Engineer for the Acoustics & Vibration (A&V) group is responsible for the evaluation, data collection and analysis of components, assemblies, and full vehicles. Which directly supports vehicle programs, and their desired acoustic and vibration performance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the vehicle program throughout development cycle with assessments, testing, root cause, and issue resolution.
  • Work with system engineers, suppliers, and program teams to develop targets for vehicle, system, and component levels. Using benchmarking, physical testing, simulation, and engineering experience.
  • Develop or follow predetermined tests to evaluate NVH performance.
  • Work independently and in small teams to instrument, collect data, analyze, and report on A&V characteristics.
  • Plan and carry out investigations related to vibrational energy transfer through our vehicles and their propensity to generate objectionable noises.
  • Work within a team of Test and CAE engineers to develop, measure and validate component to vehicle performance, provide recommendations, and work to improve system designs.
  • Write, prepare, and present summary reports and findings.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Physics. (Doctoral Degree in Engineering preferred.)
  • 8+ Years of direct NVH experience
  • Demonstrate excellent mechanical aptitude. Prior development test experience a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of acoustics and mechanical vibrations.
  • Experience in system dynamics as it relates to NVH testing and analysis methods.
  • Airborne noise and vibration test and evaluation methodologies: absorption coefficient, modal analysis, transfer path analysis, sound transmission loss testing, etc.
  • General data collection and understanding of digital signal processing.
  • The ability to coordinate across multiple programs to plan and support vehicle testing.
  • Solid troubleshooting skills for issue resolution.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed. (10-15%)
  • Ability to ride & drive Polaris products or willingness to learn.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong functional knowledge of driveline, transmissions and/or powertrain systems.
  • ICE Powertrain, ePT and driveline design or testing experience.
  • Overall vehicle testing and development experience.
  • Ability to function and act independently - self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information.
  • Strong competency in various acoustic and vibration analysis tools. (LMS Test.Lab experience is preferred)
  • Knowledge of analytical tools like Ansys, Altair, GT-Power, Matlab, etc.
  • Subjective evaluation skills for powertrain and vehicle level testing.
  • Familiarity with Regulatory Compliance Testing.
  • Proficiency in digital signal processing, sound quality metrics, modal analysis, or other specialization.
  • Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Powersports knowledge and passion to deliver for the customer.

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. www.polaris.com

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.