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.

Sr. Staff Engineer - CVT/Driveline Systems

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5735

Requisition Number: R7656

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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.

We have a great opportunity for a senior-level engineer to join our Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) team. In this role, you will develop and manage department strategy, planning, and tactical execution to achieve organizational goals. Focusing on systemic process improvements within the ORV Engineering group by developing systems and best practices necessary to continuously improve Polaris ORV development processes and quality. Specifically focusing efforts to be placed in the ORV CVT/Transmission design function, integration, and attributedevelopment. In addition, you must also work with service, purchasing, internal manufacturing, and Powertrain design. You should be able to analyze issues, determine measurement and containments plans, and effectively communicate with internal stakeholders as well as domestic and foreign suppliers.


  • Responsible for minimum threshold requirements in CVT/Driveline Systems.

  • Controls criteria for entering pre-development, product line plans, technology development.

  • Manage root cause analysis activities through tools such as A3 and 8D. Own and assist in corrective action activities.

  • Participate in key project milestones. Includes Team Meetings, Design Reviews, Gate Reviews, and Project Reviews as well as participate in Service Rapid Response Meetings.

  • Gather, analyze, track and report on warranty and other consumer quality information.

  • Support continuous improvement of quality tracking and reporting methods to reduce data analysis time and improve communication effectiveness.

  • Work with engineering to assure quality lessons learned are captured, documented, and incorporated into their specifications and validation plans.

  • Interact and direct resources to multiple engineering sites.

  • Support program technical needs (domestic and international travel may be required).

  • Motivates, coaches, and develops team members to further organizational objectives and promote employee development.

  • Develops and manages the departmental budget.

  • Identify new products and/or feature opportunities and present preliminary cost weight, performance, and tooling estimates to senior leaders for review.

  • Provide production support and training during pilots of new models or features.


  • B.S. degree in a technical field required (BSME or equivalent preferred). An advanced degree is a plus.

  • Passion for engineering and product excellence

  • Knowledge of all phases of Product Development with proven ability to progress design solutions for complex systems

  • Strong expertise in CVT and/or Driveline Product Engineering is required. Engineering leadership experience is highly desired.

  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills.

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: Sr. Staff Engineer - CVT/Driveline Systems

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