Senior Engineer - Interiors

Polaris Industries   •  

Wyoming, MN

Industry: Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous


5 - 7 years

Posted 373 days ago

Job Summary

Responsible for leading the design and development of the vehicle’s interior from concept to production.

  • Responsible for the interior specification meeting or exceeding product plan
  • Translates product specific objectives into a detailed technical specification including cost
  • Starting with a clay model, collaborates with Industrial Design to determine part break up
  • Plans and implements PDP phases of a project, completing within technical, schedule and cost requirements
  • Oversees development of seats ensuring compliance with regulatory and company test requirements
  • Continuous improvement and execution of future technology with materials, tooling, processes, structures, and mechanisms
  • Provide technical support to purchasing developing specifications for RFQ’s and assistance with supplier selection
  • Utilization of engineering and business systems to prepare a cost analysis of a vehicle’s interior
  • Collaborate with purchasing to specify and source lower cost alternatives
  • Material selection identifying key physical properties
  • Define next generation products by benchmarking existing vehicles defining tooling/BOM cost
  • Lead designers by providing technical and styling direction
  • Experience with FMVSS regulatory and safety compliance
  • Analyzes field failures defining root cause and implementing cost effective corrective actions
  • Interfaces with: Industrial design, purchasing, designers, quality, manufacturing, marketing, product managers, and technicians
  • Manufacturing support

Technical Skills

  • DFMEA and PFMEA development and assessment
  • Strong computer skills with ability to quickly learn new software/applications
  • Value Stream Mapping and Process Optimization
  • Project management – initiating, planning, executing project work
  • High level of analytical ability to apply to unusual and difficult problems

Business & Leadership Skills

  • Ability to effectively influence and work in cooperation with cross functional teams
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a matrix organization and effectively lead without direct positional authority
  • Strong communication, presentation and teamwork skills including the ability to write clear and concise technical documentation
  • Ability to travel20% to support product launches, new technology implementations and overall troubleshooting across the plant network
  • The ability to break down problems and gain understanding to make effective decisions
  • The passion to set and meet high standards of performance
  • The ability to persuade others to support the company agenda / objectives
  • The ability to establish clear, measurable goals and deliver on commitments


  • BS/MSdegree in Mechanical or other related engineering
  • 5 years’ experience

Req No. 8862BR