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Test Technician

San Angelo, TX
Posted on Oct 24, 2023 Full time R20731
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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 a member of the Structural Test team, gather data for structural analysis, design, and validation purposes by instrumenting vehicles with test equipment using current procedures. Lead test activities on development/concept vehicles using various equipment. Travel and mechanical work required. Drive continuous improvement of test processes and equipment to improve efficiency and quality.


  • Leads test planning and executes data collection at the Polaris Proving Grounds in Eden, TX
  • Understanding of the installation and usage of instrumentation for Load, Acceleration, Displacement and, Strain
  • Operation of prototype Off- Road vehicles and data collection test equipment
  • Basic understanding of test data processing.
  • Maintain and organize equipment to ensure efficient reliable operation.
  • Complete and submit technical test reports upon completion of test activities.
  • Maintains and communicates an up-to-date schedule of testing and down time
  • Seek out and attend job related training opportunities.
  • Motivated self-starter, willing to work overtime as needed.
  • Other assignments as requested or required.
  • Travel to execute data collection trips in remote locations as needed.


  • 2-year technology degree preferred
  • 1-2 years related technical experience.
  • Test data collection, processing, and analysis using Somat eDAQ
  • Excellent hands-on experience with trouble shooting electrical systems.
  • Experience performing vehicle and system-level testing.
  • Experienced with test planning and coordination.
  • Quality and customer-focused
  • Self-motivated with attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Dynamic, fast-paced environment with travel up to 25%
  • Time split between office and shop/test labs.
  • Flexible work arrangement available
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

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.