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Staff Engineer, Specialist – Motorcycle Structures

Wyoming, MN
Posted on août 4, 2023 Full time R19470
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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.

Responsible for the design and development of frame and structural sub-systems to ensure Indian Motorcycles produces high performing vehicles that meet/exceed the expectations of the customer.  Using systems engineering principles, you will convert vehicle requirements to sub-system and component requirements to create the design from. In this role, you will own the design and development of the frame and structure sub-system from concept and architecture tradeoffs to validation problem solving, root cause, and issue resolution. 


  • Engineer and own industry leading motorcycle frame and structural sub-systems to meet/exceed customer expectations and ensure increased profitability and market share.
  • Work closely with Vehicle Architects and stakeholders to define structural sub-system requirements. Navigate early project definition ambiguity to be effective in early engineering activities.
  • Collaborate with Vehicle Architects, Industrial Design & Design Engineers to ensure appropriate architecture tradeoffs are made for system performance and vehicle styling while accounting for platforming and interfacing sub-system requirements.
  • Lead the design of owned sub-systems and ensure production drawings are accurate and properly dimensioned (using KPC’s and GD&T).
  • Work in partnership with appropriate CAE & Test Engineers on development & correlation of improved analysis and test methods for owned systems.
  • Organize, lead and participate in design reviews to ensure there is adequate input and involvement from all necessary engineering and functional groups.
  • Work with Validation Engineers to develop robust & efficient DVPs. Collaborate with Development Engineers & Technicians to ensure development & validation of owned systems is completed.
  • Works between Design Engineers, Systems Engineers, Development Engineers and Validation Engineers to root cause and resolve issues to ensure reliability and performance.
  • Create and maintain system engineering standards, specifications and lessons learned.  Communicate them to the project teams and other systems / design engineers.
  • Work with product management and supply chain partners to develop sub-system technology roadmap.  Support pre-development and technology projects.
  • Evaluate and analyze field issues on existing product, recommend and execute timely solutions.
  • Support manufacturing with problem resolution and assembly friendly new product designs.
  • Provide system technical support to: Project Engineers, Designers, Design Engineers, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Powertrain, Quality Assurance and Service.
  • Cross train and support development and validation of other vehicle subsystems including but not limited to: suspension, brakes, tires, wheels, driveline, hand and foot controls.
  • Performs other miscellaneous project related assignments.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.


  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent required.
  • 8+ years of system design, development, and test experience required.
  • 5+ years of 3-D CAD modeling experience required, Creo Parametric / Pro Engineer preferred.
  • Experience with mechanical design for complex systems and structural components preferred.
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools required, Ansys preferred.
  • GD&T, FMEA, dimensional tolerance stack-ups and experience with engineering standards preferred.
  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures to the completion of difficult technical problems and projects.
  • Understanding of and desire to drive a systems engineering approach.
  • Holds yourself and others to high standard of accountability.
  • Creative, Innovative, decisive, and prone to action – self-starter.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of people skills, able to work in a team environment.
  • Skilled in prioritizing work and driving many tasks to completion on a similar cadence.
  • Understands and actively pursues the voice of the customer to exceed customer expectations.
  • Ability to work with domestic and international technology partners.
  • Experienced in Microsoft software including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.


  • Fast-paced working environment.
  • Travel as needed (less than 25%).

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.