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.

Development Technician

Location: Roseau, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5124

Requisition Number: R5448

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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.


Support Polaris Powertrain Development in the engine development laboratory. Collaborate with a passionate team of experts to develop/test new powertrain technologies in the dynamometer/test lab, and ensure their seamless integration into the vehicle. Daily tasks will be performing engine builds, engine preparation for dynamometer testing, engine instrumentation, light fabrication, and engine dynamometer testing.


  • Setup and update test engine hardware for dyno testing - instrument engine as specified.
  • Setup and operate data acquisition and associated software.
  • Disassemble and reassemble engines and other powertrain system hardware.
  • Operate engine dynamometers.
  • Operate emissions bench
  • Responsible for the quality and integrity of data generated with high attention to detail.
  • Create, maintain and improve test processes and procedures. Offer suggestions for improvements
  • Maintain a well-organized clean work area that meets OSHA requirements and 5S Methods.
  • Update powertrain hardware on development vehicles as needed.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Critical Technical Requirements
    • Technical degree related to engines and/or minimum of 3 years of experience with high performance small engines.
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Excellent understanding of internal combustion engines and fuel injection systems.
    • Experience assembling, disassembling, blueprinting engines.
    • Thorough electrical and mechanical troubleshooting/diagnosing skillset.
    • Understanding of engine emissions
  • Desirable Technical Skills
    • Experience with vehicle electrical systems, wiring, reading schematics.
    • Fabrication, machining, welding, soldering, brazing, fiberglass skills.
    • Familiarity with blueprinting engines and comprehensive teardown inspections.
    • Understanding of dynamometer testing.

  • Fast paced testing in a laboratory environment
  • Working around machinery, vehicles, moving parts, and hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of time to areas in the continental U.S. for field development trips.

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 2020 sales of $7.0 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: Development Technician

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