Vehicle Dynamics Engineer

Polaris Industries

Novi, MI 48376

Posted 1 month ago

Job 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.**


**JOB SUMMARY:**


Provide vehicle dynamics engineering support to enhance the Polaris corporate strategy in this critical area of vehicle design. Actively participate with design teams to develop world class chassis and suspension systems through analysis and testing. Experience with vehicle dynamics analysis or a background in dynamics testing and instrumentation with a willingness to learn simulation are keys to success. This position reports to the On-Road Vehicle CAE Manager.


**ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:**


**Dynamic Analysis** ; Use MBD tools to predict the complex dynamic response of two- and three-wheel motorcycles and other powersport vehicles.


**Testing and Data Analysis** ; Ability to perform instrumentation and testing of vehicles. Understand design performance through test data analysis. **Knowledgebase Creation;** Including the development of ride and handling procedures, methods, and metrics.


**Correlation** ; Examination of test data to drive correlation and CAE model development


**Methods Development** ; Implementation of customer focused Polaris specific CAE tools and best practices. Automation and continuous improvement.


**Early Integration;** Apply knowledge and tools to the architecture selection and target setting early in design.


**Stretch Assignments** : Work includes exposure to many vehicles and types of problems, including stretch opportunities outside of core responsibilities. Technology development.


**EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:**


Vehicle Dynamics: Working knowledge of the vehicle dynamics topic for motorcycles or other powersports vehicles, including architecture and systems engineering principals. Understands technical principles and can apply these for the benefit of the business. Includes regulatory and technical standards review and writing.


3+ years with BS in Engineering


Strong skills in MBD tools to predict full vehicle and systems interactions (and/or) a background in vehicle test methods, test methods development, test instrumentation, and data post-processing.


Experimental / numerical data correlation, MBD model validation.


Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiating skills.


Team player with the ability to work effectively with teams.


Ability to work in diverse and co-located teams


Strong self-starter with a passion for powersports is a definite plus.


**WORKING CONDITIONS:**


+ Normal office and lab working conditions.


+ Travel up to 25%


_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 2021 sales of $8.2 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® midsize 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. www.polaris.com


**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.



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