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.

Material Flow Engineer

Location: Huntsville, Alabama US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 5673

Requisition Number: R7451

Position Title:

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.

The material flowengineer is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the flow of parts within the factory. This includes determining quantity of parts needed at the operation and method of delivery using lean manufacturing principles. The BOM, demand requirements, and engineering and model year changes must be considered. The material flow engineer will own the Plan For Every Part (PFEP) database and must be able to work effectively with other groups such as manufacturing and packaging engineering, purchasing, planning, and operations to ensure accuracy of the part data and execution of part changes.


  • Enter/request new PFEP data
  • Update PFEP data
  • Monitor demand/usage
  • Prepare Model Year (MY) changes

Engineering Change Coordination

  • Maintain change database
  • Run change implementation meeting
  • Send out notices for actions

Engineering Change Implementation
  • Monitor effective dates
  • Recommend effective date changes
  • Track/communicate part availability
  • Follow ECN disposition
  • Determine packaging requirements
  • Coordinate with packaging engineering and manufacturing engineeringas needed
  • Prepare containers, labels, documents, locations, etc
  • Implement part with ME/Process Tech

Project Leader
  • Lead CI activities
  • Participate on kaizen/lean teams
  • Lead new product material team

Sustaining Tasks
  • Container/kanban card audits
  • Container, label, document updates
  • Monitor all part replenishment (supermarket, high pick, sequence, kit, etc)
  • Implement container updates based on usage

Skills and Experience Required:
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint abilities
  • 5-7 years experience designing internal material flow systems
  • Bachelor's degree in related field strongly preferred
  • Ability to effectively influence and work in cooperation with cross functional teams
  • Strong communication, presentation and teamwork skills
  • Strong computer skills and ability to quickly learn new software/applications
  • Experience working with manufacturing, AS400 and Bills of Materials preferred

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: Huntsville

State: Alabama

Community / Marketing Title: Material Flow Engineer

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