Essential duties and responsibilities:
Design industry leading ATV and SxS cooling and/or HVAC systems to ensure increased profitability and market share. Work with project teams to define project goals and product specifications.
In partnership with the Industrial Design team, ensure the appropriate tradeoffs are made for cooling system packaging / air flow and vehicle styling. Integrate HVAC and/or cooling system technologies into ORV vehicles.
Create and maintain system design guidelines and validation plans and communicate to the project teams and the validation teams.
Work with project teams to define project goals and system specifications.
Work with Development Engineers and Technicians to make sure the suitable level of development and validation of systems is conducted at the appropriate times.
Organize and lead design reviews to ensure adequate input and involvement from all engineering and functional groups.
Work with the ORV design group, contract design team, and outside suppliers to ensure production drawings are accurate and properly dimensioned (using KPC’s and GD&T).
Work with Powertrain team in the development, specification and implementation of cooling and HVAC systems in support of current and future ORV models.
Provide Cooling and/or HVAC system technical support to: Project Engineers, Designers, Design Engineers, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Powertrain, Quality Assurance and Service.
Use data acquisition to quantify cooling system performance with ability to ride ATVs and SxSs for this purpose of field development and performance evaluation.
Benchmark competitive designs.
Analyze manufacturing and field problems and recommend and implement solutions.
Cross train and support development and validation of other vehicle subsystems including: clutching, drive line, brakes, intake, exhaust, and suspensions.
Other duties as required.
Education, Skills and Knowledge:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or equivalent required.
Preferred to possess understanding of both cooling system and HVAC system function and design. Required to possess understanding of HVAC or cooling system function and design.
Design and development experience required in HVAC or cooling systems. Specific experience with both HVAC and cooling systems is preferred.
Creo-parametric and windchill release system experience preferred.
Experience with system specifications preferred.
Creative, innovative, decisive and prone to action.
Quality and customer focused.
Possess and apply a broad knowledge of principals, practices and procedures to the completion of difficult technical problems and projects.
Superior technical knowledge as demonstrated by academic experience and broad practical experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
High level of people skills, able to work in a team environment.
Ability to work with domestic and international technology partners.
Polaris Industries Inc. designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high-quality, off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, Victory and Indian motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.