At Polaris our DNA started with co-founders Edgar Hetteen, his younger brother Allan and his close friend David Johnson who had somewhere to be and no way to get there. 65 years later, you still see that drive, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit in everything we do.

Service Engineer

Location: Plymouth, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 3886

Requisition Number: R015876

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External Description: 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.

This role is responsible for all service activities related to the ORV product group. This person will lead the cross functional service team, actively participate in all new product development (Polaris Development Process - PDP) activities, and will lead all field campaign execution tasks related to released products. This position acts as the liaison between Technical Service and Design Engineering to evaluate the serviceability and maintainability of products during design. They will identify service concerns for new products and recommend adjustments to design.


1. Lead the serviceability and maintainability aspects of new product development

  • Lead all aspects of service readiness and support for ORV products
  • Simplify the serviceability of our ORV products such that they are maintenance free or can easily be serviced by the consumer or dealer.
  • Lead the development diagnostic tools/flowcharts resulting in technicians being able to diagnose issues quickly and accurately, resulting in "fixing it fast" and "fixing it right the first time"
  • Publish a finalized version of the Serviceability Specification at or before Gate 2 on all new projects that has been reviewed and agreed upon by the entire cross functional team. To accomplish this task ensure that Service is an active member of all new project teams starting at or shortly after Gate one.
  • Represent the Service Department on all product development projects; provide information on new product development with regard to service
  • Work with Design Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing Engineering to eliminate service issues during design; maintain expertise about PDP, service technologies, manufacturing processes, quality processes, and the design process
  • Ensure flat rates are available for new products and that they are kept up to date for all products
  • Serve as THE go to person for all ORV serviceability and maintainability issues (new product development and existing field issues)
  • Provide input to owner's, service, and parts manuals, as well as other product technical resources such as dealer training material
  • Lead development of special tools required to service ORV products
  • Work with ORV Electrical Engineering to ensure Polaris Digital Wrench diagnostic software is updated to support new and existing products
  • Attend and be an active member of all ORV product team meetings

2. Lead bulletin/field campaign execution and service related communications
  • Represent the Service Department in Post Sales Surveillance activities to identify potential issues for the ORV product line
  • Recommend cost effective plans to resolve field issues as the expert on all available methods of internal and external communications to the dealer network
  • Maintain communication with Technical Service, Warranty, Customer Service, Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality, communicating information on product problems
  • Manage all aspects of the Bulletin Field Execution Process
  • Provide assistance to resolve escalated customer and dealer inquiries
  • Assist with procurement credits from vendors

3. Other
  • Obtain an industry leading position in PP100 (for serviceability) and dealership service NPS scores
  • Responsible for special projects and reports for maintaining a high quality service reputation for Polaris products and for maintaining good customer relations
  • Work within the Technical Service and Warranty team to standardize service processes
  • Maintain comprehensive service knowledge of Polaris products
  • Other responsibilities, as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • 5 - 7 years of engineering experience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient at Excel and data presentation
  • Project management experience
  • Strong product and industry knowledge
  • Customer contact and knowledge of retail service operations
  • Strong mechanical background and practical experience
  • Experience in the manufacturing environment

  • General office environment, interacting with the engineering design team
  • Significant interaction with dealers and customers
  • Some Travel

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

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. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. 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 includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. 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.

City: Plymouth

State: Minnesota

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