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.

Test Engineer

Location: Roseau, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 4811

Requisition Number: R4378

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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.


Assumes responsibility for field testing prototype machines, systems and components. Gather data for structural analysis, design, and validation purposes by instrumenting vehicles with test equipment using. Manage data collection and analysis activities. May also be required to assist in lab testing.


  • Instrument vehicles to measure strain, acceleration, force, voltage, current, CAN etc.
  • Collect and analyze data to help provide product quality and safety solutions
  • Operate test hardware and software including MTS, Somat and nCode products
  • Conduct test requests using existing procedures and create new tests based on customer needs
  • May conduct tests on electro-dynamic shakers, component and full vehicle level test equipment
  • Design test fixtures and implement on multiple different test stands
  • Contribute to lean and the continuous improvement of test procedures, documentation and equipment
  • Support project teams in determining validation issue root causes
  • Prepare and present reports throughout the product development cycle
  • Willingness to learn how to ride power sports products
  • Electronic/data recorder troubleshooting
  • Team Player (intra/extra organizational)
  • Electronic/data recorder troubleshooting
  • Team Player (intra/extra organizational)
  • Travel, less than 20%

Skills and Knowledge:
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years Test Engineering experience
  • Expertise in data acquisition, fatigue and signal analysis desired
  • Experience using Creo or other 3D CAD programs
  • Self-starter - takes ownership of projects and accepts challenges
  • Aptitude to troubleshoot complex technical systems
  • Demonstrates team leadership qualities / potential and works well in team environment
  • Must be committed to quality, safety and timeliness in your deliverables
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong electronics background (DC Circuits)
  • General Fabrication Skills (Machining/Welding) preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Power sports experience preferred

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.

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: Roseau

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Test Engineer

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