Engineer Controls Manufacturing

Auto req ID: 23448 
Title: Engineer Controls Manufacturing 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Location: PILGRIM 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


Our Powertrain Operations facility, located on Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls, WI, is where the “jewel” of the motorcycle comes to life. Pilgrim Road employees produce engines and transmissions for the final assembly plant in York, Pennsylvania, as well as transmissions, and replacement parts for sale through Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories business. Join our team as a Engineer Controls Manufacturing and help build the world’s most sought-after motorcycles.

Job Summary

Develops and maintains advanced technical competence in the areas of Electrical Controls through benchmarking, analysis, project interaction, education and development of strategic partnerships. Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans. Guides and trains teams in efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems. Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an asset maintenance plan that includes value-added preventive maintenance tasks. Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel

Job Responsibilities

  • Designing control systems for manufacturing equipment using Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs, Fanuc robots, Siemens and Fanuc CNC machines
  • Programming PLCs and CNC machines to meet production requirements, including writing ladder logic, function block diagrams, and structured text
  • Configuring and integrating Fanuc robots into production lines and machining cells, optimizing their performance for maximum efficiency and productivity 
  • Troubleshooting electrical control systems to diagnose and resolve issues quickly, minimizing downtime
  • Conducting continuous improvement initiatives with the maintenance and production teams to enhance system reliability and performance
  • Collaborating with external vendors and contractors to source components and equipment, ensuring compatibility with existing systems
  • Providing technical support and training to maintenance technicians and operators on control system operation and maintenance procedures
  • Documenting control system designs, modifications, and troubleshooting procedures for future reference
  • Adhering to safety protocols and industry standards to ensure compliance with regulations and minimize risk


Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation, or related field.

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Proven experience in designing, programming, and troubleshooting control systems, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in programming Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs, Fanuc robots, and Siemens and Fanuc CNC machines
  • Strong knowledge of electrical control systems, including motor control, instrumentation, and industrial networking
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to electrical control systems, such as NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code) and ANSI/RIA R15.06 (Robot Safety Standard)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team


Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.


The pay range shown represents the national average pay range for this role. Your pay may be more or less than the stated range and is dependent on your geographic location and level of experience.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We welcome everybody to join our family and be united no matter who you are or where you come from. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No  
Travel Required: 0 - 10%  
Pay Range: 70,600 to 105,700
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance  





Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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