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.

Systems Engineer - HVAC systems

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5516

Requisition Number: R6872

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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 leading the technical requirements and design of Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) HVAC systems (Operator cab climate control) using a Systems Engineering approach. Work closely with program architects and product management to define key HVAC deliverables, create and execute industry-leading designs that align with Sourcing plans, and work with Operations to develop and execute manufacturing strategies that ensure production success.


  • Create and maintain original specifications, DFMEA, and DVP&R for HVAC systems.
  • Create and maintain system Guidelines and Procedures.
  • Benchmark competitive systems and evaluate new technologies.
  • Support component design, styling, purchasing, and manufacturing to ensure the HVAC systems is meeting required specifications.
  • Support the validation and manufacturing strategy for all HVAC system variants from concept through production.
  • Ensure designs are meeting the safety, quality, reliability, development schedule, and cost goals set forth by the whole goods and accessory product planning groups.
  • Determine the ideal component manufacturing method to ensure overall design, performance, and cost goals are met.
  • Work with Purchasing to develop the proper supplier relationships.
  • Collaborate with designers and engineers inside and outside the team.
  • Prepare preliminary sketches, layout, and/or presentations to aid in the understanding and solutions of engineering problems.
  • Lead and participate in design reviews on assigned projects to ensure adequate input and involvement.
  • Analyze field problems and determine corrective actions.
  • Perform other miscellaneous project related assignments.
  • Use data acquisition to quantify HVAC system performance with ability to operate ORV vehicles for this purpose of field development and performance evaluation.
  • Cross train Product Line Engineers and Designers as required.

  • Required-B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 3 or more years of HVAC systems design experience.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with desire to drive vehicles for development and testing purposes.
  • Experience with a 3-D CAD modeling package required, CREO preferred.
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) package preferred.
  • Experience using PTC Windchill Product Lifecycle Management software preferred.
  • GD&T, FMEA, dimensional tolerance stack-ups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with and travel to domestic and international technology partners.
  • Self-starter that thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Microsoft software including Excel, Project, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

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: Systems Engineer - HVAC systems

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