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Weld Manufacturing Engineer

Roseau, MN
Posted on sept. 6, 2023 Full time R20032
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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.

Job Summary

Responsible for establishing and implementing the most cost efficient methods for production. Plans and coordinates the activities necessary to produce specified products within safety, quality and cost standards. Leads a team of programmers to support and advance production. Also ensures schedule compliance.

Location: Roseau, MN

Job Level: Individual Contributor


  • Leads programing team in the Weld department.
  • Lead planning and installation of welding equipment, including welders, robotics, jigs, vision systems, etc. Program robotic equipment including programming robotic equipment, Fanuc and Motoman a plus.
  • Develops and maintains corporate welding procedures (WPS) and welder performance qualification and records (WPQRs)
  • Responsible for implementing/maintaining machine time as designed by manufacturing engineer. Conduct feasibility studies to assure that implementation of recommended improvements would meet objectives with respect to safety, quality, market demands, competitive costs, and general financial criteria.
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Build relationships with and attends training with equipment suppliers to maximize equipment capability.
  • Work directly with controls and maintenance teams to maintain proper documentation.
  • Support daily robot programming, troubleshooting, and file backups of updated processes. Troubleshoot robotic systems using knowledge of robot controllers, servo motion, electronics, and support maintenance with circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, and pneumatics.
  • Works with maintenance team to maintain and update as needed spare parts strategy, recommended PM, and frequency, etc. for automation and controls equipment.
  • Responsible for shutdown/start up procedures for robotic equipment.
  • Participate in quality review and root cause analysis.
  • Follow validation plan for process changes.
  • Participate in leading tooling AM/PM programs.
  • Develops and updates process documentation and procedure instruction.
  • Conducts direct machine/labor studies using acceptable engineering practices and establishes standards on operations, set up, robotic cell and work station layout.
  • Works with Manufacturing Engineers to define tooling and fixturing used in the manufacturing process. Coordinates with Manufacturing Engineers/tool designers to specify or procure new tooling, fixtures and ideas and fixtures.
  • Analyzes and evaluates manufacturing methods and standards. Provides solution to problems that adversely affect operator safety, quality, productivity, and cost.
  • Identifies areas of unnecessary cost. Researches methods and procedures for cost reduction, work cell development and material flow improvement.
  • Leads in development and troubleshooting of robotic equipment as well as supports mechanical equipment.
  • Reviews preliminary designs, making recommendations to reduce costs and improve manufacturing and quality on new or existing parts.
  • Develops detailed, complete and accurate capital equipment studies and makes appropriate recommendations for capital expenditures.
  • Assists in preparation of departmental budget including material, manpower, equipment and outside procurement costs, and operates within approved parameters.
  • Reviews and evaluates cost pertaining to make vs. buy decisions and new product development.
  • Process purchase requisitions and records as required.
  • Team members are expected to work wherever needed based on training.
  • Work in safe and healthy manner, strictly following all safety rules and regulations.
  • Maintain a neat, clean, orderly work area.
  • Complete company provided training.
  • Participate in PCI/VIP process.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.
  • Oversee a product value stream as performed by manufacturing engineer when needed. Must be flexible to work in all areas and in your department regardless of duties listed above in order to accomplish company goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate ability to teach and transfer knowledge

Experience & Skills

  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience
  • 2+ years experience in robotics/programing
  • Strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Excellent verbal and written skills required
  • Proficiency with PCs and Microsoft Suite
  • Understanding of SPC
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Ability to set-up and precisely position large scale hardware
  • Ability to troubleshoot program and/or machine issues
  • Self-Motivated with the ability to work within a team environment or independently as required
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Successful technical leadership on major controls and automation projects.


  • B.S. degree, preferably in Engineering related field


Achievement Orientation

Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent that meet or exceed standard expectations.

Collaborating with Others

Working together with others in a cooperative and supportive manner to achieve shared goals.

Ensuring Accountability

Holding yourself and others to high standards of accountability, and creating an infrastructure and transparent corporate culture that supports and measures personal and organizational responsibility and accountability.

Nurturing Innovation

Creating a welcoming environment that encourages different perspectives and new ideas, building a culture of curiosity, openness, and creativity across the organization and the wider community.

Customer Value Management

Developing customer value plans to create value for sales opportunities through effective communications and thorough knowledge of customers and markets.

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.