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Electrical Platform Engineer - Motorcycles

Wyoming, MN
Posted on nov 14, 2022 Full time R15211
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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 an Electrical Platform Engineer in the Motorcycle Team, you will be responsible for performing activities concerned with the planning, design, validation, manufacturing, and field support of motorcycle electrical/electronic systems and components from concept to production implementation.


  • Establishes reasonable project development schedules and cross-functional execution plans from concept to production implementation using the Polaris Development Process
  • Participates in pre-Gate project definition meetings with Management, Industrial Design, Marketing, PG&A and Project teams as the electrical Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Provides tooling, NRE, & BOM cost estimates to the Project team Performs design trade-off analysis
  • Works with functional manager to estimate internal resource needs and cost for program
  • Performs detailed studies and design of vehicle electrical systems according to Vehicle Specifications, with emphasis on safety, reliability, and cost
  • Creates and maintains design documentation including Level 2 Electrical System Specifications and requirements
  • Leads electrical harness schematic(s) design and influences harness routing strategies Schedules and leads appropriate Peer Team reviews
  • Participates in component placement and design reviews for engine/chassis systems and is responsible for ensuring the designs meet electrical system requirements
  • Develops DFMEA and DVPR plan for new component and features
  • Manages electrical BOMs throughout all phases of a project
  • Performs other miscellaneous electrical engineering assignments as requested
  • Interacts with project teams, central teams, purchasing, testing, manufacturing, and external suppliers as needed for the successful completion of projects
  • Attends weekly Design & Team project meetings
  • Assists the PDP purchasing lead with electrical supplier selection
  • Coordinates with central controller team on scope defenition and successful integration of new software into a project
  • Attends weekly Action Register & IR meetings
  • Troubleshoots electrical/electronic systems when issues arise
  • Works with Quality teams to analyze field problems to recommend and implement solutions
  • Motorcycle Technology Development. Assists in Motorcycle technology planning and development projects


Critical Technical Skills

  • B.S. or higher in Electrical, Software, Controls, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years work experience in Electrical Engineering Design position
  • Experience in all aspects of wire harness design including schematic creation, proper fusing, and design for manufacturing and durability
  • Experience working with vehicle systems with multiple integrated controllers
  • Experience formal or otherwise, with mechanical systems and engines
  • Engineering problem solving approach
  • Hands on experience using electrical test and assembly equipment
  • Experience troubleshooting vehicle level electrical issues
  • Product development experience
  • Experience with vehicle communication networks required; Classic CAN with 1939 and/or UDS preferred

Desirable Technical Skills

  • Have or obtain Motorcycle driver’s license endorsement & completion of MSF Basic Rider & Basic Rider 2 Courses
  • EMC/EMI training and background
  • Fundamentals of control theory
  • Electrical machine, magnetics, and power electronics experience
  • Experience in Siemens Capital E/E Design Tools and PTC Creo Schematic


  • Some travel required (not to exceed 15%) to support vehicle builds, testing, and interface with suppliers
  • Fast-paced office and lab environment

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.