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.

Engineer, Supplier Quality Sr.

Location: Osceola, Wisconsin US


Job Number: 5511

Requisition Number: R6925

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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.

Major Responsibilities: Perform proactive Quality Assurance responsibilities and support Supplier development actions for all purchased components; systems; and whole goods that contribute to successful product launches and support existing production quality requirements. Ensure quality of supplied safety critical components, using experience and quality engineering principles. Develop strategy and tools for Polaris' supplier quality system and supply chain management improvement with a focus on standard work. Drive Lean principles and practices with recognized impact with regards to subject matter expertise in both the Polaris' supplier quality systems and the supply chain. Drive best practices and provide direction on the strategy development and implementation for assigned categories in alignment with the broader supply chain strategy. Conduct Supplier Training, Quality Audits, Process Audits, and Improvement Events. Execute Root Cause Problem Solving and Corrective/Preventative Action. Collaborate with Suppliers and Polaris Engineering during design reviews to ensure Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA). Manage multiple APQP projects for critical launches and assess supplier production readiness via PPAP, pulse order, & R@R. Perform Quality System Audits on suppliers and make recommendations for suitability to Polaris requirements and development needs (primary focus on electrical). This position entails management of the quality of components provided by suppliers. This requires supplier collaboration and audits. Up to 20% both domestic and international travel required. Mandatory drug and alcohol testing and background checks.

Job Requirements: This position requires a Bachelor's degree, or foreign equivalent degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering field, and 5 years of professional experience in Supplier Quality/Manufacturing or in a related field. Additionally, a qualified applicant's experience must include the following skills: 1.) Using quality related tools to execute production readiness and verify compliance to standards, as well as maintain expected product quality performance, including: QMS, SPC, APQP, 8D, PPAP, CAPA, and Quality Systems; 2) Evaluating Suppliers with Quality System/Manufacturing Process Audits, including ISO 9001/TS 16949 standards; 3) Using quality improvement tools, including Lean, Six Sigma, to improve Supplier processes and product quality; 4) Using statistical analysis software, such as Minitab, to perform problem solving and root cause identification; 5) Experience reviewing technical documentation related to safety critical components and communicating both verbally and in written form; 6) Experience developing and leading cross-functional teams to resolve Supplier-related quality issues in a diverse global supply base; 7) Experience investigating and resolving quality issues with all levels of internal and external employees and reporting findings to top executives; and 8) Experience training suppliers on quality principles and corporate procedures to drive quality excellence from suppliers.

Special Requirement: Mandatory drug and alcohol testing and background checks.

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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: Osceola

State: Wisconsin

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