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Plastics Project Engineer

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 3418

Requisition Number: 14238BR

Position Title:

External Description: Job Summary:
Responsible for leading the design and development of plastic vehicle components from concept to production achieving the highest quality at the lowest overall cost in the most expeditious manner

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deploying strong design leadership skills into new vehicle platforms defining part break up and system integration
  • Combination of technical and cost analysis skills delivering a detailed cost benefit analysis considering numerous design variables
  • Utilization of engineering and business systems to prepare a cost analysis of a vehicle's plastic parts
  • Participate in definingnext generation products by benchmarking existing vehicles defining tooling/BOM cost
  • Primary responsibility for injection molded parts however knowledge of; composite, blow, and vacuum forming is a plus
  • Collaborate toschedule requirements coordinating with the product team
  • Conduct cost analysis defining tooling, part, and assembly estimates
  • Material selection identifying key physical properties and application KPCs
  • Participatesin design reviews coordinating plastic components with other vehicle systems and soliciting design input from cross functional teams
  • Participate in development builds resolving quality and cost issues
  • Qualification of new tools interfacing with tool shop, molders and material suppliers
  • Development of attachment features selecting and implementing cost effective designs
  • Collaborate with purchasing department to define specifications and conduct supplier assessments
  • Work with designers to providetechnical and style direction, part print requirements, checking fixtures
  • Analyzes field failures defining root cause and implementing cost effective corrective actions
  • Interfaces with: Industrial design, purchasing, designers, quality, manufacturing, and technicians
  • Identify post molding and assembly operations
  • Manufacturing support
Business & Leadership Skills
· Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to work in a matrix organization
· Supplier management skills with the ability to interface with a broad technical base
· Implement creative, practical, cost effective solutions
· Passion to set and meet high performance standards
· Combination of program management and technical skills
· Power sports experience a plus
· Fast paced environment, domestic and international travel not to exceed 20%
  • BS / MS in mechanical engineering or other related engineering degree
  • 4+ years of experience
  • Strong computer skills - CAD experience a plus, Pro-E preferred
. QID for the EEO Statement - 89594

About Polaris

Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don't just create products - they are part of a lifestyle. It's the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris' innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

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.

City: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Plastics Project Engineer

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