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Analyst, Shop Floor IT

Posted on Nov 18, 2022 Full time R15073
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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.


Polaris Industries, Inc. is looking for a hands on technology leader to support our Monterrey advanced technology footprint.  This will be a crucial role bridging the divide between Information and Operations technology.

The Shop Floor IT Specialist, has responsibility within the location for the digital networking of production across multiple Polaris plants (PLC, SCADA, Specialized MFG systems, Custom developed systems, etc.) and supports analysis and improvement of risks to production from multiple sources including (but not limited to) server health, network infrastructure, power management and redundant systems.



  • Works with local plant and corporate leadership to identify risks and put together plans to reduce risk
  • Partners with local engineering teams (Manufacturing, Controls, Quality, etc.) to identify new capability needs and potential improvement areas
  • Understands the principles of lean production and ensures continuous development of systems
  • Engages with third-party software providers to identify potential issues, improve efficiency and reliability, and drive life-cycle activities (version upgrades, patching, etc.)
  • Works with minimal supervision, manages own time effectively, maintains control over all projects/responsibilities and follows up in a timely manner on relevant issues

Getting Into the Team & Work

  • Partners with plant leadership, manufacturing and controls engineers to identify critical software systems, connected devices (IOT,) IT infrastructure and integrations to develop short and long-term roadmaps, improving efficiency and reliability
  • Manages stakeholder expectations while maintaining an up to date roadmap to be shared with all stakeholders
  • Assists in developing lifecycle planning for critical manufacturing systems (Process control, tools management, IOT, etc.)
  • Interacts with team members at the plants as well as corporate IT and central functions to problem solve / error proof processes
  • Partners with Polaris IT Operations teams to assist in scheduling and coordination of ongoing maintenance to critical infrastructure across Polaris’ plant footprint
  • Engages with local MFG team to establish testing and control procedures on backup systems / procedures  (UPS/power systems, network fail over, etc.)
  • Acts as technical resource to the plant and engineering (ME/QE/CE) group to support and deliver technical services solutions to resolve manufacturing issues and improve operational performance


  • At least 3 years of progressive experience at the edge of technology and MFG
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experienced with managing industrial network technology
  • Excellent general technology troubleshooting skills
  • Understanding and experience of production processes
  • Experience or interest in Industry 4.0 as well as cloud technology
  • Demonstrate ability in supporting and troubleshooting industrial network (Ethernet/IP) connected devices within an Industrial environment
  • Understands Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Windows based PC’s,  VM’s and industrial network (Ethernet/IP) architectures
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, MFG technologies and general IT principles
  • Strong communication skills as well as structured, analytical thinking and acting

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.