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.
This position will evaluate and work on improving utilization of equipment, materials and personnel to improve efficiency of manufacturing operations utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling, production equipment and systems capabilities, assembly methods, quality control and corporate standards.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for driving initiatives to improve Safety, Quality, Productivity, Delivery and Overall Efficiency
Analyzes work force utilization, facilities layout and operational data, such as production costs, process flow charts and production schedules, to increase efficiency and reduce waste.
Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements, process improvements and potential capacity improvements.
Develops, implements and standardizes across all the production areas and product lines standard work measurement for labor utilization.
Responsible for creating detailed line balance analysis, identifying and working to close the gaps on all areas in need of improvement.
Responsible for creating and driving standardized work.
Identifies opportunities such as reorganizing workflow, relocating equipment, and purchasing of equipment to optimize the manufacturing process.
Responsible for driving Lean, Industrial Engineering processes.
Works closely with Packaging, Materials and Production planning group to document and implement kitting methods, in plant material transportation and line side presentation that enables the right part at the right time in the right quantity.
Responsible for coordinating the training of manufacturing, support personnel and updating standard work when implementing new process.
Assists the Operations and Manufacturing team with the development, justification, and execution of long-range plans to meet plant objectives.
Skills & Knowledge:
BS / MS degree in Industrial or Process Engineering
7+ years manufacturing experience
PFMEA development and assessment
Proficient in MTM / MODapts or equivalent (predetermined motion time system)
Direct and indirect labor analysis and planning
Process analysis – takt time v. cycle time, line balance
Value Stream Mapping and Process Optimization
Equipment and systems budget planning and tracking
Strong computer skills with ability to quickly learn new software/applications
Project management - plan, develop and execute
Understanding of basic OSHA requirements, ergonomics and 5S.
Business & Leadership Skills:
Ability to influence and work in cooperation with cross functional teams
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills - ability to work in a matrix organization and effectively lead without direct positional authority
Strong communication, presentation and teamwork skills including the ability to write clear, concise technical documentation
Ability to travel and support product launches and technical problem solving
The ability to break down problems and gain understanding to make effective decisions
The passion to set and meet high standards of performance
The ability to persuade others to support the company’s agenda / objectives
The ability to establish clear, measurable goals and deliver on commitments
4-year degree or higher
*Years of Experience Required
5 plus years of experience
We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE. Apply today!
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. www.polaris.com
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.