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: Wyoming, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5127

Requisition Number: R5451

Position Title:

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 Description

Development Technician

Research and development for Motorcycle Product Line. Whole-vehicle development, including engine, driveline, suspension, frames and related items. Work to ensure that the final product package is optimized to exceed the customer's expectations in the following areas: safety, performance, reliability, handling and comfort.


  • Be creative and effective in the development of new or improved products
  • Perform development and evaluation tests on vehicles
  • Riding/driving vehicles for testing or mileage accumulation
  • Must be capable of operating vehicles in extreme conditions for extended periods of time
  • Work with engineering to support calibration and development tests
  • Provide guidance on chassis layout and ergonomics
  • Utilize data acquisition loggers to fulfill test requests and/or issue resolution
  • Analyze data and report back to engineering team
  • Keep good records and write concise test reports for tests conducted
  • Provide feedback to the team for issue resolution, improvements, and cost reductions
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area and meet OSHA requirements
  • Good self-starter, willing to work overtime as needed
  • Needs to be ambitious, accurate and dependable
  • Must be willing to travel periodically to do product evaluation and development
  • Able to communicate professionally and drive project to timely completion
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required

  • High school diploma required
  • 2-Year degree in technical field preferred
  • 2 Years of work at a dealership preferred
  • 3 Years mechanic or technician experience preferred
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Valid driver's license required
  • High level vehicle driving skills (race experience preferred)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Powersports experience preferred
  • Data acquisition & diagnostic tool experience preferred
  • Fabrication & welding 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: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Development Technician

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