Manufacturing Area Manager

Auto req ID: 23269 
Title: Manufacturing Area Manager 
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 Manufacturing Area Manager and help build the world’s most sought-after motorcycles.

Job Summary

Directs the overall manufacturing production throughput and any related initiatives set by the Company for a manufacturing process area. Optimizes the efficiency of the manufacturing operations in an area of manufacturing. Understands key business drivers and successfully manages and influences positive return on investments using lean manufacturing techniques.

Job Responsibilities

  • Meet or exceed safety, quality, cost, delivery, people/engagement and sustainability metrics (SQDCPS targets) for a process area.
  • Walk the floor providing leadership, layered process audits and coaching (floor time of 40% or greater).
  • Ensure the process is functioning properly through layered audits and discipline to process.
  • Lead a team of first line supervisors in the management of the production schedule and managing the engineering staff supporting the process area.
  • Rotation by appointment from one process area to another is a requirement of this position to ensure optimal business flexibility while providing expertise development.
  • Respond to S&OP (Sales & Operations planning)

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications


Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience.
  • Manufacturing operations experience


  • Broad experience with safety, quality, delivery, cost, people & sustainability metrics


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: Yes  
Travel Required: 0 - 10%  
Pay Range: 105,700 to 163,700
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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