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.

Ranger Design/Release Engineer

Location: Medina, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 5752

Requisition Number: R7811

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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 an engineer to join our Off-Road Vehicle team. You will be responsible for leading the design, development, and validation of Ranger Product Line Doors & Enclosures (doors, windows, front/rear windshield, roof, misc. cabin components) from concept to production. Collaborating with program architects and product management to define key enclosure 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.

  • Supports component design, styling, purchasing, and manufacturing to ensure the enclosures are meeting required specifications.

  • Supports the validation and manufacturing strategy for all enclosure sub-system variants from concept through production.

  • Ensures designs are meeting the safety, quality, reliability, development schedule, and cost goals set forth by the whole goods and accessory product planning groups.

  • Determines the ideal component manufacturing method to ensure overall design, performance, and cost goals are met.

  • Collaborates with designers and engineers inside and outside of the Ranger Product Line team.

  • Prepares preliminary sketches, layout, and/or presentations to aid in the understanding and solutions of engineering problems.

  • Completes design tasks in the Polaris Release System and ensures their timely release.

  • Works closely with vendors for the development of new accessory offerings.

  • Leads and participates in design reviews on assigned projects to ensure adequate input and involvement.

  • Analyze field problems and determine corrective actions.

  • Performs other miscellaneous project-related assignments.


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is required.

  • At least 3 years of related design or system engineering experience.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude with a 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.

  • Energetic, self-starter that thrives in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Quick learner with a high level of ambition and drive.

  • Strong interpersonal, teaming, and communication skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with and travel to domestic and international technology partners.

  • Microsoft software including Excel, Project, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

** Position will be in our Wyoming, MN Engineering Center

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: Medina

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Ranger Design/Release Engineer

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