Job Description. The Polaris ID Department supports all 7 Divisions of the company: ATV, Snowmobile, Side by Side Sport and Utility (Ranger), Victory& Indian Motorcycles, GEM & Low Emission Vehicles and Parts, Garments & Accessories (PG&A) You may participate in programs for all these divisions but your principle design work will be for Indian and Victory motorcycles.
Work towards creating a strong branded family look under the direction of a multi-disciplinary product development team including members from engineering, manufacturing, finance, marketing and industrial design.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities. As a Senior Designer you will set an example for current staff in your area of expertise. You will be a leader in the group in those (multiple areas) and be able to guide outside firms (with Design Director) in those types of work to a satisfactory result. Your work will include this as well as internal projects done by you or under your supervision.
1. Advance the state of the art in all the vehicle categories bringing new, fresh ideas that will gain market share for the company.
2. Determine materials, construction, mechanics, shape, color, surface finish, manufacturing processes and packaging in cooperation with a multi-disciplinary product development team.
3. Communicate your designs through traditional and digital (2-D & 3-D) means.
4. Develop ergonomics to maximize comfort, performance, safety and ease of use.
5. Stay abreast of trends in material usage, design, style, color and graphics.
Working Conditions. Standard office/ID studio environment. Regular travel to engineering facilities required.
Desired Skills & Experience. 1. 4 year degree (BA, BFA or BS) in Industrial Design required. 2. 5-7 years ID experience. Powersports Motorcycle background required. 3. Applicant should be passionate about Powersports and be ready to live the riding experience and like the outdoors. 4. Exceptional conceptual problem solving and sketching abilities required. 5. Exceptional sense of form, design and trends required. 6. Must have proven ability to take a concept through to final product. 7. Working knowledge of Human Factors desired. 8. Polaris is a team environment; we will be looking for team players.
Company Description: Polaris Industries designs, manufactures, and distributes All Terrain Vehicles, snowmobiles, Ranger utility vehicles, and Victory motorcycles. Polaris also produces the “Pure Polaris” line of accessories and garments. Polaris is headquartered in Medina, MN. Polaris has a product development facility in Wyoming, MN and has manufacturing facilities in Roseau, MN, Osceola, WI, and Spirit Lake, IA. It has a parts distribution facility in Vermillion, SD.
Salary, yearly performance based bonus. Job ID: 1613560. Apply online at Polaris Careers (other positions available)