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NPI Final Assembly Manufacturing Engineer

Roseau, MN
Posted on may 22, 2024 Full time R23027
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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.

Job Description Summary

Be a part of the future!

  • Help successfully lead the launch of future Polaris products and technology into our global manufacturing facilities.
  • Operate cross-functionally and globally with a diverse team, collaborating closely with operations, central engineering, packaging engineering, product engineering and quality teams
  • Plan and coordinate activities necessary to produce new Polaris products successfully within Polaris using safety, quality and cost standards.
  • Enjoy the challenges and opportunities that come with being a part of a fast-paced, performance driven, and growing organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPOSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with operations and engineering leadership in the development of new product manufacturing recommendations, preliminary manufacturing plans and pre-production schedules
  • Drive quality and safety into product launches through execution of NPI tools and standard work to prepare and validate the assembly process for start of production.
  • Support creation, documentation, and execution of centralized core technology (process, equipment, systems) into existing plants.
  • Conducts design assessments and labor estimation of new product as well as supports early process flow creation and development of assembly work instructions.
  • Help define critical tooling and equipment requirements with development, procurement, and installation into assembly plants, working closely with NPI team members and plant manufacturing leads.  Execute equipment and tooling plans on time and within budget.
  • Help identify and execute automation opportunities, cost reduction opportunities and drive make vs buy analysis.
  • Perform DFA/M analysis to improve quality and reduce costs driving design improvements to optimize processes and ensure ease of manufacturing.
  • Review and assess manufacturing readiness and feasibility, develop new product ramp-up build plans and coordinate the pre-production pilot build process leading up to start of production. 
  • Development of PFMEA’s and implementation of identified risk mitigations.
  • Provide critical input and support all Polaris Development Process milestone reviews with Polaris management supporting a new technology process 1-3 years in length with significant financial investment.
  • Collaborate with plant training personnel to develop training plans specific to the new model launches.
  • Network with plant quality to define product quality improvement opportunities, driving early design influence and resolution.
  • Provide production support through the production start-up phase.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION:

Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Engineering or related degree
  • 3-5+ years of experience in a related field
  • Ability to own and lead projects independently and effectively influence and work in cooperation with cross functional teams within the organization.
  • Strong experience in project management – plan, develop and execute.  
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to write clear, concise technical documentation/presentations.
  • Ability to identify and solve complex technical problems.
  • Excellent creative thinking skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and time management skills.
  • The passion to set and meet high standards of performance.
  • The ability to establish clear, measurable goals and deliver on commitments. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability and willingness to travel 10-15% of time, including international.

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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.