Polaris Industries Senior Fabrication Tech in Minneapolis, Minnesota



Senior Fabrication Tech

Job Description:

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 preferred.)

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 the clay studio, shop area and display room.

A Sr. Fabrication Technician is responsible for:

Armature building

Casting processes

Creating templates

Use of shop equipment

Interpret drawings

Day to day upkeep of areas

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

Able to achieve a presentation level A surface finish on models

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; ensuring all OSHA requirements are being met

Adheres to approved project budget and schedule


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.

Coordinate the project with the Industrial Design Project Management team.

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


  1. Creating Cast components utilizing a variety of casting processes.


  1. Upkeep of clay, shop and display room areas


T = 100%


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


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

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About this location:

This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

Job Category:

Engineering/Technical Service

Education Requirements:

2 year degree preferred

About Polaris:

Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don’t just create products — they are part of a lifestyle. It’s the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. 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 globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Click here to access our Affirmative Action Policy - 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. EEO is the law: Click here to read more.

Years of Experience Required:

10+ Years Experience


US - Minneapolis, MN