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Studio Engineer, Staff

Medina, MN
Posted on Oct 13, 2023 Full time R20555
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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.


As Staff Studio Engineer, you support the Industrial Design studio from the sketch phase through clay development following through surface release.  You will work closely with all disciplines within the project team, especially Engineering. This is a pivotal role; your fundamental task will be to bring Design and Engineering together, you are the liason to generate solutions for technically challenging areas on new product development as well as show vehicles and future concepts.

You will be responsible for supporting Designers, Clay Sculpting and CAID development.

In this role you will have a blend of creativity, a keen eye for aesthetic quality, and an understanding of the technical limitations and conceptual problem solving there of. You will work effectively within the team and be fully prepared to take command of interface issues in order to plan the most efficient and effective route to a resolution.

You will also be part responsible for, and should ensure, the design direction is being followed and not misunderstood.

There will be stretched timescales and compressed activities where you will be expected to manage and police key legislative requirements, vehicle targets and hard points. You will be reliant on your pedigree of OEM experience in both high and low volume production segments.

There is a need to keep abreast of technical developments within the industry, with particular reference to the evolution of competitor products.

This is a progressively-paced, highly creative, problem solving key role of high importance within the design studio.



1. Generating Engineered solutions to technically challenging areas in new product development - 70%

2. Helping to define vehicle architecture in the initial phase of program - 15%

3. Developing Processes and Best Practices for Studio Engineering - 10%

4. Hold appropriate meetings to facilitate efficient vehicle design - 5%


BS in Engineering (MS preferred)

10+ Years experience

3D Modeling Skills required - Creo experience preferred

Catia, Alias or Other 3D Sufacing Software experience optional

Strong Leadership skills

Powersports experience a plus

Mechanical knowledge required

Good team player

Flexibility with a changing environment

Strong aesthetic aptitude


Team-based, collaborative, fast-paced, office / studio environment

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.

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. 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.  

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.