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.

Powertrain Development Technician

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5133

Requisition Number: R5526

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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 include operating an engine dynamometer for powertrain development, operating emissions testing equipment, performing engine builds, engine instrumentation, and light fabrication.


  • Operate an engine dynamometer in a development test cell.
  • Be responsible for maintenance, calibration, and repair of the test cell.
  • Collect, interpret, and analyze data generated from the dyno.
  • Responsible for the quality and integrity of data generated.
  • 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.
  • Create, maintain and improve test processes and procedures.
  • Maintain a well-organized clean work area that meets OSHA requirements and 5S Methods.
  • 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.
  • Attention to detail. Process oriented.
  • 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.

Desirable Technical Skills
  • Understanding of dynamometer testing and engine controls.
  • Exposure to AVL PUMA, ETAS INCA software packages
  • Knowledge of fuel injection and ignition calibration, mapping, and tuning.
  • Experience with vehicle electrical systems, wiring, and reading schematics.
  • Awareness of temperature, pressure, and flow data collection
  • Fabrication, machining, and welding skills.
  • Familiarity with blueprinting engines and comprehensive teardown inspections.
  • Computer skills required; Microsoft Windows/Excel/Word, digital photography.
  • Experience working in a powersports dealership capacity

  • Fast paced testing in a professional laboratory environment
  • Working around machinery, engines, moving parts, and hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to lift 70lbs
  • Ability to obtain Motorcycle Endorsement if not already endorsed

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: Powertrain Development Technician

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