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Manufacturing Engineer, Powertrain New Product Introductions (NPI)

Osceola, WI
Posted on avr. 18, 2023 Full time R17672
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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.

Manufacturing Engineer, Powertrain NPI

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in our Osceola, WI Assembly Plant. In this role, you will focus on the successful introduction of new products. You will own new product introductions for powertrain-related activities at our Osceola, WI, and Monterrey, MX manufacturing facilities. The position requires a high degree of cross-functional collaboration with operations, central engineering, packaging engineering, and quality. You will plan and coordinate the activities necessary to produce specified products within Polaris' safety, quality, and cost standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute standards in existing plants (new powertrain equipment and processes)

  • Partner with operations and engineering leadership in the development of new product manufacturing powertrain recommendations, preliminary manufacturing plans, and pre-production schedules

  • Lead key components of initial design reviews:

    • Reviews preliminary designs, making recommendations to reduce costs and improve manufacturing and quality on new or existing parts.

    • Analyzes and evaluates manufacturing process flow, methods, and standards.

    • Defines tooling and fixturing needs necessary to deliver programs with the highest level of safety, quality, and productivity.

    • Develops detailed, complete, and accurate capital equipment studies and makes appropriate recommendations for capital expenditures.

  • Lead key components of validation review:

    • Review and assess powertrain manufacturing feasibility and readiness

    • Develop and validate PFMEA’s

    • Assess supplier readiness for equipment and tooling

    • Receive, install, validate, and troubleshoot manufacturing equipment

  • Conduct pre-production build assessments:

    • Tooling and equipment readiness

    • Product readiness and manufacturing feasibility

    • Process readiness

    • Material handling and warehouse readiness


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in a related field

  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally 10 to 20%

    Key Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to effectively influence and work in cooperation with cross-functional teams

    • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a matrix organization and effectively lead and influence without direct authority

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills

    • 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

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in Engineering or related field

    • Understanding of powertrain processes

    • Experience in technical specifications, ordering, run-off, installation, and qualification of equipment/tooling

    • Strong experience in project management – plan, develop and execute

    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.