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Sr Electrical Systems Engineer - ATV

Location: Roseau, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 5132

Requisition Number: R5521

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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.


Responsible for performing activities pertaining with the planning, design, validation, manufacturing, and field support of worldwide off-road electrical/electronic systems and components from concept to production implementation. The primary area of focus will be on Polaris Off-Road vehicles with some work on other Polaris products as required.


  • Establishes reasonable project development schedules and resource plans from concept to production implementation using the Polaris Development Process

  • Participates in pre-Gate 2 project definition meetings with Management, Industrial Design, Marketing, PG&A and Project teams as the electrical Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Provides tooling, NRE, & BOM cost estimates to the Project team

  • Performs design trade-off analysis as required

  • Solicits resource estimates from the electrical Software, Hardware, and Design teams

  • Works closely with the Program Leader to ensure adequate resource budget/forecast

  • Performs detailed studies and design of vehicle electrical systems according to the Level 2 Vehicle Specification, with emphasis on safety, reliability, and cost

  • Creates and maintains design documentation

  • Schedules appropriate Peer Team Reviews including harness routing reviews Provides electrical schematic(s)

  • Participates in component placement and design reviews for engine/chassis systems and is responsible for ensuring the designs meet electrical system requirements

  • Leads design FMEA and Hazard and Risk Analysis efforts for off-road electrical systems supported

  • Supports pre-production and production vehicle builds as part of development

  • Interacts with purchasing, testing, manufacturing, and external suppliers as needed for the successful completion of projects

  • Attends weekly Design & Team project meetings

  • Assists the PDP purchasing lead with electrical supplier selection

  • Responsible for defining electrical system test requirements during manufacturing as well as any special process requirements

  • Attends weekly Action Register & IR meetings during the validation phase

  • Troubleshoots electrical/electronic systems when issues arise

  • Coordinates resources in order to complete all projects per the approved budget and schedule (includes internal and external resources)

  • Contributes to Off-Road resource and technology planning

  • Analyzes field problems in order to recommend and implement solutions

  • Performs other miscellaneous electrical engineering assignments as required.


Critical Technical Skills

  • 4-year degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) or related degree

  • 2 years work experience in an electrical engineering position prefered.

  • Highly developed computer skills using EE design/analysis tools

  • Engineering problem solving approach

  • Analog and digital circuit analysis and design

  • Experience with electronic schematic capture and circuit simulation tools

  • Electrical system design of vehicle or machine control systems

  • Experience with mechanical systems and engines (doesn't have to be included in formal education)

  • Hands-on experience using electrical test and assembly equipment Product development experience Wire harness design experience Control Area Network (CAN) experience

Desirable Technical Skills

  • MS degree in a technical field

  • Basic software programming skills

  • EMC training and background

  • Human-machine interface and display experience

  • Fundamentals of control theory

  • Electrical machine, magnetics, and power electronics experience

  • Familiarity with worldwide requirements, regulations, and compliance standards


  • Some travel required to support vehicle builds and interface with suppliers (US and International)

  • Fast-paced office and lab environment

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: Sr Electrical Systems Engineer - ATV

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