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DoD SkillBridge Fellowship Test Driver/Mechanic

San Angelo, TX
Posted on Oct 26, 2023 Full time R20771
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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 is an authorized DoD SkillBridge partner and has developed the Polaris Military Fellowship Program (PMFP). This Fellowship is a great opportunity for Active-Duty US Armed Forces personnel with authorization to participate in the DoD SkillBridge program as directed by their respective command.  

The PMFP program would allow the qualified candidate to participate in a learning program designed around on-the-job training into a potential full-time opportunity of a role like the one in the description listed below.

Job Description


Note - All employees and contractors for Polaris Industries may and/or will have access to Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data. As such, all employees and contractors will have ownership and responsibility to report any violations to the Confidentiality and Integrity of Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data at all times. Violations to Polaris Industries policy related to the Confidentiality or Integrity of data may be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including termination.


  • Must be familiar with the operation of Polaris recreational vehicles.

  • Have basic repair and working knowledge on all areas of Polaris recreational vehicles. Strong mechanical background is a plus.

  • Personally operate and evaluate test vehicles according to established safety, durability and performance standards.

  • Gather pertinent data on the performance of the product based on the field environment.

  • Complete daily logs & field data acquisition in the web-based system on a daily basis.

  • Create a proper test environment. Provide evaluation and feedback on any project whether on existing or prototype models.

  • Must have digital photos skills to label & download into a specific location.

  • Analyze test data and make recommendations for change. Perform specific tests and make recommendations for design changes in areas of field problems, design improvements, cost reduction, performance, etc.

  • Must be willing to accept assignment changes and maintain a positive attitude toward change.

  • Maintain good housekeeping practices ensuring all OSHA requirements are met. Provides for a safe working environment.

  • Ability to safely operate off-road vehicles at high speeds and for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to safely operate off-road vehicles in extreme conditions. ie: testing course, weather conditions, etc.

  • Willing to test remote for extended periods in USA & Canada.

  • Performs other assignments as requested.

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% of the time.


  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Additional advanced riding certifications preferred. Must be willing to obtain certifications upon employment with Polaris Industries.

  • High School diploma required.

  • Vocational training in mechanical, electrical and computer related fields preferred.

  • High mechanical aptitude a must.

  • Proficient computer skills Data acquisition equipment experience a plus and preferred.

  • Welding, engine knowledge and fabrication abilities a plus.

  • Must be a self-starter and complete projects without continual supervision. Ambitious and “can do” attitude.

  • Must have high values in ethics, integrity & confidentiality.


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.