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.
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 Polaris Engineering Development Program (ELDP) offers a robust opportunity for engineering graduates who share our commitment to the design and production of world-class vehicles and powertrains. Our unique two-year development program will help you develop essential skills in Polaris Engineering processes that provide a broad-based understanding of the product development cycle while giving you in-depth exposure to our customers and their needs. The program provides the resources, support, and environment to help foster both personal and professional success along with establishing mentor relationships with our leadership team that will continue to grow throughout your career with Polaris.
As a Core ELDP, you will:
Expand your skillset through 4, 6-month rotation assignments within Core in areas of: Project, Systems, CAE, Test or Development Engineering depending upon your interests and the business need to take place in a variety of our teams including, but not limited to Snowmobiles, Off-Road Vehicles, On-Road vehicles, and Powertrain (internal combustion or electric).
Work as a team cross-functionally integrate product designs for manufacturability, reliability and serviceability while providing optimal customer centric products for Polaris
Challenge yourself technically where every assignment has a new set of business challenges that require you to learn new skills and grow your existing skills and where you can design and improve products and processes, reduce costs, and improve quality
Experience a variety of engineering roles early on in your career, which will allow you to narrow in on your next role at Polaris following the program
Demonstrate your competence on complex cross-functional projects that stretch beyond most new college graduate positions
Participate in technical training courses and projects that will help you to enhance your engineering core competencies as well as Early Talent hosted training to grow personally and professionally
Receive ongoing support from your executive mentor, program steering team and dedicated HR Program partner to ensure you will have a great experience
Selected LDPs are hired and then partner with the Early Talent team in Spring 2024 to complete a brand slide, that will be used to match them to their specific LDP role, team, and location through our intentional LDP matching process. Brand slides are shared with the steering team for each program, which provide insights to the team and help us match them with the most meaningful rotation best suited to their strengths, development areas, interests, and the needs of the business. LDP’s complete this process bi-annually until they complete the program and roll-off into a new role at Polaris.
Mobility is required of our ELDP participants. ELDPs are typically matched to a role in any of the following locations: Roseau, MN; Wyoming, MN; Osceola, WI; Huntsville, AL; Spirit Lake, IA; Battle Ground, WA; and other potential locations.
Polaris offers a robust relocation program for LDPs who qualify through Weichert Workforce Mobility. LDP’s qualify for these services when their home address or current rotation is 35 miles or more from the office where they will be working. Benefits are tiered based on the mileage for each rotation and include a lump sum allowance, access to a relocation counselor to explain the resources available to make securing short-term housing super easy and following LDPs closely until they have found a place to live. LDP responsibilities include:
Pay for Performance Company which uniquely allows employees to receive Annual Profit-Sharing bonuses based upon the performance of the employee
A generous 401K employee’s contribution matching program
Tuition Reimbursement program to support employees who want to further their education after starting employment
Attending a week-long summit event in Minnesota: an opportunity to learn from executives, network with other LDPs, and participate in professional development.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering degree.
Graduating between December 2023-June 2024
Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
Ongoing geographic flexibility: you must be willing to travel and relocate between sites for your rotations as well as mobility beyond the rotational program to support accelerating your development
Active leadership experience in student organizations and/or work experiences with interest to continue to grow your leadership skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint, Teams
Able to solve real world engineering problems and apply active process improvement methods
This position is not eligible for sponsorship. To be considered for this opportunity, you must apply on our career page.
Previous Internship/Co-op experience
Previous leadership experience in work, organizations, or classroom
We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE. Apply today!
At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing. Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings. Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.
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. 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; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com
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.