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.

Project Engineer - Manufacturing Site Development

Location: Medina, Minnesota US

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Job Number: 4193

Requisition Number: R1987

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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.

Job Summary

The Project Engineer - Manufacturing Site Development integrates and supports Polaris Central Operations Supply Plants and other Non ORV/On Road Plants including NorthStar Precision Vietnam (Hanoi, Vietnam), WSI (Monticello, MN), Polaris Engines (Osceola, WI), Polaris Battle Ground (Battle Ground, Washington), Polaris Boats (Elkhart, Indiana) and others as requested. Will act as a consultant/liaison between these sites and core Polaris sites/Corporate based teams. Will lead the development of capability building initiatives to ensure the safety, quality, cost, VIP and delivery of products.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify, recommend and drive continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Lead multiple concurrent projects and kaizen events that could range from any manufacturing or operations related area of need (LEAN, Material Flow, Manufacturing Engineering, New Product Introduction, Quality, EHS, Logistics/Supply Chain).
  • Transfer applicable knowledge, processes, equipment, and best practices.
  • Interact with various groups throughout the organization to identify, obtain, and analyze relevant information
  • Establish metrics in alignment with core Polaris operations and businesses as well as VIP.
  • Design and develop analysis tools and processes as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements
  • BS in engineering, business, or related field
  • Minimum5+ years' experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering or LEAN, preferably in a similar industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects with globally located, cross functional team.
  • Strong influence and project management skills to drive change
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated competence in manufacturing processes at the plant and/or corporate level, including Polaris PDP
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing cost drivers and accounting principles
  • Demonstrated ability to operate throughout ambiguous situations
  • Strong experience with MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of Polaris' products, production technologies and Lean management processes required
  • Ability to quickly learn and gain new skills when needed
  • Ability to embrace a rapidly changing environment and pivot quickly on priorities with flexibility
  • Sensitivity to and willingness to learn new cultural norms
  • Extensive Travel (50%+ Domestic and/or International) required


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. www.polaris.com

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: Medina

State: Minnesota

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