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Powertrain Development Technician - Component Testing

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US

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Job Number: 4705

Requisition Number: R4085

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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

Support the Powertrain (PT) Component Test Group test labs with engine builds, test setup, execution, data review, and report writing. Work with a small fast-paced team testing components for concept and production Off-Road, On-Road, and Snow Powertrain programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review test requests (work orders) and provide feedback for execution
  • Teardown and/or assemble engines and related components
  • Blueprint and catalog development field and dyno engines during builds/teardown
  • Setup and instrument engines, transmissions, dyno stands, and testing equipment
  • Execute/monitor tests and testing equipment
  • Communicate with project, design, and development engineers providing feedback on test requests
  • Prepare detailed final reports to communicate/document testing results
  • Assist in timely resolution of priority issues that arise in manufacturing and field/dyno testing
  • Support other PT Component Test roles as necessary (Bolted Joint; PT Fab, Test Cells)
  • Support calibration, maintenance, and continuous improvement of PT Component Test equipment
  • Maintain an organized, safe, OSHA compliant engine build room

Skills and Knowledge
  • 2-4 Year Technical degree in Powersports, Automotive, Ag, and similar field experience
  • Ability to read blueprints and use general measuring equipment
  • Solid understanding of troubleshooting engines, transmissions, and electrical systems
  • Fabrication and welding experience desirable
  • Data Acquisition and Automation experience a plus: A&D iTest, SuperFlow, PLCs, DC Tools
  • Familiar with engine and component testing strategies preferred
  • Fluent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Highly flexible and self-motivated team player
  • Excellent multi-tasking ability
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and ethics


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 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, 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; 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: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Powertrain Development Technician - Component Testing

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