Polaris Industries Quality Systems Engineer in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Quality Systems Engineer

Job Description

Job Summary

Manages the development, implementation, application, and monitoring of production quality systems including CAPA, PPAP, document control, control plans, and internal and external audits.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work closely under the direction of Site Quality Manager and Global Quality Manager to develop, train, implement and sustain global quality systems for the site

  • Champion to drive Site Quality on CAPA Process, Document Management and Control, Control Plans (CP), QMS Internal Audit program within site Quality Systems Management Review (QSMR) requirements.

  • Define Site Quality Main Processes as the Quality Standard identifying all process related with Product Realization flow including the New Platform/Product Introduction Phases

  • Provide support to Site Quality to improve process for incoming materials quality at manufacturing assembly

  • Support CAPA system implementation for site (leadership, training, support, reporting, supporting QSMR)

  • Reliance tool migration, support, and implementation

  • Weekly / Monthly reporting and follow up

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Reliance Modules related to quality processes for site

  • Own management/organization of control plans for critical manufacturing processes as defined by NPI and global quality team as well as by site needs

  • Provide Guidance to Site ME and QA Engineers from Sites/ Business Units on PFMEA and Process Control Plan (CP) development, Implementation, and Continuous Improvement.

  • Lead Quality Management System Internal Audit program for site

  • Define Quality Management Systems Internal Audit Scope, Frequency and Focus Areas based on Global and Site needs

  • Define the planning and execution QMS Internal Audit Program

  • Coordinate and execute QMS Internal Audit

  • Provide Feedback to Top Management on Internal Audit Findings during Closing Meeting

  • Processes Documentation Management (Development, Launch, Control and Maintenance)

  • Record Retention Management (QMS Internal Audit Findings, QMS Corrective Action Plan on Minor/Major Non-Conformances)

  • Support to implement Standard Work Methodology at site


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Master Degree is a plus)

  • 5+ Years of experience in Quality role in Automotive (preferred), or related Industry with previous high volume production work experience

  • Strong knowledge in critical quality process areas and standards: ISO 9001:2008 /TS 16949: 2009

  • Root Cause Analysis, Corrective & Preventative Action Systems knowledge

  • Certified Black Belt preferred

  • Quality Control Plan (CP) and FMEA Strong Knowledge

  • Auditing Experience as Internal Process Auditor (Certified Lead Auditor, or ready to be certified within first 6 months in the job)

  • APQP, PPAP, Statistical Process Control (SPC), GD&T Knowledge is plus

  • Lean Manufacturing Knowledge

  • The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, organizational skills, and analytical skills.


Req No.


Job Category

Engineering/Technical Service


US - Spirit Lake, IA



Education Requirements

4 year degree or higher preferred

Years of Experience Required

5 Years Experience

About this location

Spirit Lake, Iowa, population of 4,907 people, is one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities in the Midwest. It is located in the center of the Iowa Great Lakes. Spirit Lake is a full-service city offering a wide variety of recreation, employment and social opportunities to citizens and visitors. Spirit Lake has a vibrant downtown with a variety of retail businesses and an industrial park that provides current employers and potential companies with attractive amenities. Spirit Lake is a great place to raise a family. We have excellent schools and many opportunities for involvement in religious activities, scouting, dance, and art. Children are safe here and can enjoy the quality of life that we all want them to have. Spirit Lake is a rapidly developing city, boasting one of the fastest growing economies in Northwest Iowa.

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?

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.