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Associate Test Engineer, Vehicle Measurements
Auto req ID: 4966BR
Title: Associate Test Engineer, Vehicle Measurements
Job Function: Engineering
State and City: Arizona, Yucca
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Shift: Shift 1


Job Summary
At Harley-Davidson Motor Company we do much more than just build motorcycles; we fulfill dreams of personal freedom. We are customer led in all we do, and we believe and invest in our people and our communities. Harley-Davidson believes that its people are the only real long-term competitive advantage and their energy and commitment is what has made us successful since 1903.

We are currently looking for an Engineer I – Vehicle Measurements Group (VMG), this position reports to the VMG Lab Lead at the Arizona Proving Grounds, Yucca, AZ and is an integral part of the Product Development team at Harley-Davidson. The Engineer will be responsible for on track vehicle measurements and data acquisition in support of product and systems engineering, advanced innovation, long term technology development, and quality initiatives within Product Development Engineering as well as execution of various regulatory testing that enables Harley-Davidson Motor Company to support the world-wide availability of our products.

This Engineering position will be held accountable for delivering the following:

• Execute technical meaningful tests on motorcycles and their components

• Compile analyze and report test results to engineering in a timely manner

• Develop new techniques, develop current tests, improve processes and reduce product development time

• Collaborate with engineers, technical specialists, mechanics and riders, track test processes and report progress to engineering.

Education Required
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related technical degree or PE license.

Experience Required
In addition they will have demonstrated the following:


• Has developed tools to efficiently reduce & summarize test data in charts, plots, and diagrams for purposes of design analysis.

• Able to understand and use duty cycle instructions and information relative to customer correlation metrics such as road roughness classifications, PDI, and road types.

• Basic understanding of techniques to acquire customer usage data like surveys, ECM Data Acquisition (DAQ), and Road Profiling.

• Demonstrates understanding of data acquisition systems and techniques through successful execution of testing projects.

• Familiar with basic reporting tools such as TIS and/or warranty systems for data entry and retrieval.

• Has a basic understanding of fatigue concepts from undergraduate college courses or seminars. Can perform simple fatigue calculations based on stress-life or strain-life material curves and simple cyclic loading.

• Has performed a witnessed regulatory / homologation such as brake testing, engine horse power test, vehicle emissions test, and market specific regulatory tests.

• Applies statistical analysis in daily work.

• Has conducted standard development, durability, or certification testing in laboratory or proving ground. Given instruction, can independently setup and execute test efficiently.

• Has independently and successfully applied instrumentation tools and techniques during project execution.

Direct Reports: Yes
Travel Required: 0-10%
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