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Electrical Engineering Leadership Development Program Associate 2024

Wyoming, MN
Posted on ago 13, 2023 Full time R19611
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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.

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.  

What to expect: 

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 an Electrical ELDP, you will: 

  • Expand your skillset through 4, 6-month rotation assignments within Electrical in the areas of: Systems, Embedded Electronics, Automated Electronics, Control Development, Infotainment, Autonomous, and/or Electrification depending on interests and business needs that take place in a variety of our teams including, but not limited to Snowmobiles, Off-Road Vehicles, On-Road vehicles, and Powertrain. 

  • 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 hands on experience, in-depth training and ongoing support from your executive mentor, program steering team members and dedicated HR Program partner to ensure you will have a great experience and tools necessary to have a successful career in Engineering 


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. LDPs 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; Battle Ground, WA; Novi, MI; and other potential locations. 


Polaris offers a robust relocation program for LDPs who qualify through Weichert Workforce Mobility. LDPs 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: 

  • Transportation to/from office 

  • Securing housing for the duration of the rotation assignment 



Unique Benefits: 

  • 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. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software 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 


This position is not eligible for sponsorship. To be considered for this opportunity, you must apply on our career page. 


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Previous Internship/Co-op experience  

  • Previous leadership experience in work, organizations, or classroom 

  • Education and/or experience in applying embedded controllers  

  • Highly developed computer skills using electrical engineering software 

  • Fundamental software programming skills 

  • Basic Analog and digital Circuit analysis and design 

  • Experience with Mechanical systems and engines 

  • Basic electric machine and magnetics skills  

  • Power electronics skills 

  • Battery, energy storage, power management skills 

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.