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Snow Powertrain Calibration Engineer

Roseau, MN
Posted on mai 15, 2023 Full time R18079
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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.


Polaris, the global leader in Powersports, is seeking a hands-on powertrain calibration engineer working in a fast- paced testing and field environment.  Specific focus on conducting in-field calibration and development of 2-stroke engines for snowmobiles.

This candidate will develop, implement, and maintain engineering processes and documentation to ensure the thorough calibration and functionality of Polaris engines across varying conditions, elevations, and locations; both domestic and international. 

This candidate will utilize resources across the department through the laboratory, dynamometers and into the field to accomplish the engineering targets, while collaborating with all groups in a team-oriented style.


Primary responsibility for complete engine calibration for snowmobile products

  • This includes the ability to travel for extended periods of the time across the U.S, Canada and International
  • Travel is heavily concentrated during the North American winter season with less during the summer season

Responsible for complete powertrain calibration data file preparation for pre-production through production-based engines that meet targeted vehicle and safety requirements Responsible for interaction and resource utilization across multiple engineering groups and locations Must be able to interact and understand engine control module (ECM) software function and logic

  • Develop alternative calibration strategies and functions, as required

Must be able to collect and analyze data using statistical and analytical techniques Will use sound engineering principles to develop and specify test procedures and equipment necessary to conduct powertrain calibration testing

  • Responsible for data integrity and all technical aspects of the testing process

Will help coordinate testing aspects of engine calibration and development projects

  • Develop test criteria, test plans and system’s requirement specifications
  • Set program goals, objectives, and schedules with help from broader team

Will participate in root cause failure analysis during the development process that pertains to engine hardware

  • Find and recommend practical solutions for specific failure modes as related to calibration parameters, or calibration related engine performance

Instrument vehicles for unique testing according to needs of calibration and development teams, as required Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent
    • Other degrees considered based upon background and experience
  • Direct experience operating off-road vehicles required, enthusiasts preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel across international borders
  • Travel up to 25% of the time


  • Knowledge of 2-Stroke engines preferred
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office software and data analysis tools; Concerto, MATLAB, etc.
  • Experience with calibration tools and vehicle CAN
  • Familiarity with engine dynamometer testing
  • Hands-on experience repairing / rebuilding small engines, automotive engines and two stroke engines a plus
  • Ability to work at high elevations
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to acquire a CDL

Location: Roseau, MN; Roseau is a small community located in NW Minnesota near the Canadian border.  It is a friendly town, known as the birthplace of modern snowmobiling, with a rich hockey tradition and located close to the beautiful Lake of the Woods and Beltrami Island State Forest.

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.