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.

Design Engineer- Defense Vehicles

Location: Roseau, Minnesota US


Job Number: 6011

Requisition Number: R8636

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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 design process of Defense related Cooling & Thermal components and systems from concept to production in order to achieve the product objectives within a specified time.


  • Establishes and manage a reasonable project development schedule from concept to production implementation in line with overall business requirements.
  • Supports all design related component styling, purchasing and manufacturing issues with emphasis on quality, reliability, timely delivery, and cost.
  • Determines ideal component manufacturing route to ensure overall design, performance, and cost conformance.
  • Generates CAD models, detail drawings, and analysis required to support the above and supervises their release through the release cycle.
  • Define and manage BOM structure changes for parts and systems that are planned to be implemented.
  • Creates component or system design requirements and specifications.
  • Prepares preliminary sketches and/or schematic diagrams and/or presentations to aid in the understanding and solution of engineering problems.
  • Coordinates design reviews on projects to ensure adequate cross functional input and involvement from all interested groups.
  • Analyzes field problems and recommends possible solutions.
  • Performs other miscellaneous project related assignments.
  • Establish projected part and tool costs and monitors the costs throughout the project.
  • Create and maintain original specifications, DFMEA, and DVP&R.

  • Required-B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or equivalent
  • 3-5+ years related design experience is required, or 2 years of experience with an Engineering Development Program is a minimum.
  • Preferred experience with a 3-D CAD modeling package such as CREO
  • Creation of original system requirements and specifications
  • GD&T, FMEA, dimensional tolerance stack-ups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter/Quick learner with high level of ambition and drive
  • Strong people skills, able to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Ability to work with domestic and international technology partners
  • Microsoft software including Excel, Project, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with desire to drive vehicles for development and testing purposes.
  • Experience using PTC Windchill Product Lifecycle Management software preferred
  • Microsoft software including Excel, Project, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work on ITAR related items and ability to gain access to US and Allied military bases.

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: Roseau

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Design Engineer- Defense Vehicles

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