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Quality Engineer

Spirit Lake, IA
Posted on may 14, 2024 Full time R22911
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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.

Position Overview

At Polaris / Indian Motorcycle, we are looking for a Quality Engineer to join our high-performing team at the Spirit Lake, IA assembly plant. In this role, you will lead a dedicated team supporting the production line for our iconic Indian Chief Motorcycle. You'll ensure top-notch quality standards and drive continuous improvement in our manufacturing processes. Join us and be part of a legacy that celebrates innovation and excellence!

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the quality initiatives for an Indian Motorcycle production line, ensuring daily and long-term goals are met.
  • Supervise a small team of (4) quality personnel, guiding and supporting their development.
  • Maintain and enhance the manufacturing quality system to uphold our high standards.
  • Serve as the frontline liaison to production supervisors and staff, conducting troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and implementing corrective actions.
  • Review and communicate performance metrics to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist in specifying inspection, testing mechanisms, and equipment to maintain quality assurance.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Production teams to ensure the successful launch of new motorcycle platforms.
  • Participate in design reviews and identify significant and critical features on blueprints.
  • Establish and document critical assembly component criteria and process control information.

Desired Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking: You excel at analyzing data and identifying root causes, enabling effective problem-solving and continuous improvement.
  • Communication Skills: You possess strong communication skills, facilitating clear and effective interaction with team members and cross-functional departments.
  • Leadership: You can lead, motivate, and develop a small team while ensuring high performance and adherence to quality standards.

Qualifications

  • BS degree in Engineering OR degree in a different field with at least one year of manufacturing production experience.
  • Preferred experience in Quality Control.
  • Proficiency in reading blueprints.
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service, attention to detail, and a sense of urgency.

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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.  www.polaris.com  

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.