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Design Engineer - Intake & Exhaust

Wyoming, MN
Posted on mai 25, 2023 Full time R18286
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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.


We have an exciting opportunity to join our ORV (Off Road Vehicle) team as a Design Engineer supporting intake and exhaust systems. This person will be responsible for supporting the design, development, and validation of Recreational Off Road intake and exhaust systems and components using a Systems Engineering approach.  In this role, you will work closely with the powertrain group, vehicle team, and product management to help define key system requirements, create and execute industry-leading designs that align with sourcing plans, and work with Operations to develop and execute manufacturing strategies that ensure production success 



  • Design and develop industry leading ORV intake and exhaust systems 

  • Create and maintain systems engineering documentation, conduct/support DFMEA, and assist in compiling DVP&R’s 

  • Develop system requirements to meet vehicle level targets 

  • Support new system and component development from concept through production 

  • Collaborate across the company to ensure project success

  • Complete design tasks in the Polaris Release System and to ensure their timely release

  • Support engineering reviews on assigned projects to ensure adequate input and involvement 

  • Analyze manufacturing and field problems to help determine appropriate corrective actions 

  • Benchmarking of competitor designs 



  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent 

  • 2-5 + years related design or system engineering experience

  • Understanding and experience of powertrain, intake, and exhaust systems (preferred)

  • Understanding and knowledge of intake and exhaust related manufacturing processes 

  • Extensive experience and proficiency with Creo or alternative 3D CAD package 

  • Strong mechanical aptitude with desire to drive vehicles for development and testing purposes 

  • Working knowledge of sound and vibration principles including interpreting modal analysis results would be beneficial 

  • Understanding and/or experience using FEA / CFD software

  • Experience in data post processing for systems optimization preferred 

  • Experience with detailed system specifications development 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Quick learner with high level of ambition and drive 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment 

  • Ability to work with and travel to domestic and international technology partners 


Work Environment

  • Fast paced office environment with sense of urgency to deliver forward thinking products 

  • Frequent field and shop fabrication, testing and development work 

  • Travel as needed (approx. up to 10%) for product research, development, and consumer facing opportunities 

*If in Novi, must be able to travel to our Wyoming, MN facility at least once a month*



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.