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.

CAD Structuring Specialist

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5332

Requisition Number: R6245

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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.


Lead CAD structure management for various Polaris products using PTC Creo & Windchill. Responsible for identifying CAD data platforming efficiency opportunities within and across product lines.


  • Creates and releases 3D assemblies and drawings; supervises and participates in their release through the change process
  • Optimizes CAD data structure by identifying common vs. variable content within and across platforms by analyzing scope and model breakdown
  • Setup and management of parts and change objects for CAD content
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates own work as well as communicates through regular updates; accountable for meeting scheduled completion dates or providing proactive feedback when dates cannot be met
  • Identifies and completes individual tasks required to meet overall project plan
  • Provides guidance and assigns tasks to less experienced team members
  • Reviews engineering drawings and supporting documents to verify adherence to company and/or industry standard practices
  • Use Creo design software to model, design and document engineering data
  • Multitasks and prioritizes a large volume of tasks in the Polaris release system efficiently
  • Updates CAD to align with Bill Of Material (BOM) & part structure
  • Develops and identifies business processes and standards to improve Engineering team efficiencies
  • Collaborates with internal business partners to gather requirements to help find solutions for efficient system use
  • Partners with Engineering training to develop and deliver training to the internal Engineering staff
  • Performs data analysis and audits to support Quality Assurance objectives
  • Provides accurate and timely metrics to the Leadership team, as needed
  • Actively participates in User Acceptance Testing (UAT), as needed
  • Works on ad-hoc projects, as assigned

  • Two-year degree in mechanical drafting and design technology
  • Minimum of 3 years CAD modeling experience preferred
  • Proven track record and experience with PTC Creo and Windchill (or other CAD Modeling & PDM Software)
  • Direct design experience with vehicle systems; Powersports-specific preferred
  • Leadership developing and executing CAD structure with a platform mindset
  • Must be a self-starter that requires minimal work direction
  • Quick, Independent, & Eager Learner
  • Ability to collaborate with designers and engineers of varied skill levels
  • Experience in a model year based production environment
  • Strong problem resolution skills
  • Understanding of Polaris CAD Standards (including drawing & naming)
  • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills


Very fast-paced, dynamic culture in an office environment.

Possible Travel to Engineering Locations, up to 25%

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: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: CAD Structuring Specialist

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