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Polaris Industries Sr. Fabrication Tech in Medina, Minnesota

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:

A Sr. Fabrication Technician is responsible for supporting the Industrial Design Studio in all aspects of fabrication and prototype building. Focused on portions of and creating full chassis for clay armatures, complete presentation level hard model builds up to full show concept vehicles. Highly skilled in a wide range of woodworking and metalworking including CAD defined tube bending, machining, welding and cutting equipment (MIG/TIG/Plasma cutting and CNC milling preferred but not essencial.)

Creation of highly accurate models utilizing CAD data is a must along with coordinating the project with the Lead Industrial Designer and Management team. The process will be self-directed with a high level of accuracy, execution, speed and efficiency. They may also be responsible for creating cast components utilizing a variety of processes such as plaster and fiberglass. This person must be adaptable to change and refinement in programs along with a strong attention to detail and eye for exceptional execution.

Responsible for organizing and providing housekeeping duties to shop area and display room.

A Sr. Fabrication Technician is responsible for:

Armature building

Casting processes

Creating templates

Use of shop equipment

Interpret drawings

Assembly and disassembly of vehicles

Maintains knowledge of prototype build processes, new processes and equipment

Assists in training of less senior fabricators.

Prioritizes and organizes work of others occasionally

  • Interpret sketches/renderings

  • Solves design problems as they arise

  • Lead programs singularly and with a team

  • Coordinate projects with Industrial Designers

  • Achieve a high level of accuracy

  • Understands and executes process from start to finish

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Must have a good knowledge of plastics, paints, and adhesives

  • Must be a self-starter and complete projects without continual supervision

  • Maintains routine housekeeping practices of the shop; ensuring all OSHA requirements are being met.

  • Adheres to approved project budget and schedule.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties: % Time Spent:

  1. Building structural armatures for clay and hard models to accurate drawing specs.

Building hard models and concept vehicles to a presentation level of A surface refinement with high accuracy

Lead a team of sculptors to support hard model builds

Working in the clay studio when needed

Coordinate the project with the Industrial Design Project Management team

Self-directed process with a high level of execution, accuracy, speed and efficiency.

85%

  1. Creating Cast components utilizing a variety of casting processes

10%

  1. Upkeep,shop and display room areas

5%

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma required

  • AS/BA or equivalent experience in Pattern Making, Machine Tool Technology, or Industrial Technology a plus

  • 10+ Years’ experience

  • Powersports or Automotive experience a plus

  • Mechanical knowledge required

  • Good team player

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Flexibility with a changing environment

  • CNC knowledge would bea plus but not necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Team-based, collaborative, fast-paced, studio environment

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 2019 sales of $6.8 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. www.polaris.com (http://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.

At Polaris, the need for diverse perspectives and experiences enables our vision of Best People, Best Team. We value our differences and align our passions to do great work. As a highly efficient growth company, we are driven to be agile and adaptable to support our customers. At Polaris we unite to create memorable adventures. Learn more at

http://www.polaris.com/careers

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