Manufacturing Reliability Engineer

Auto req ID: 20270 
Title: Manufacturing Reliability Engineer 
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 Reliability Engineer and help build the world’s most sought-after motorcycles.

Job Summary

Provides leadership, training, promotion, enhancement and support for maintenance activities. Develops best practices associated with world class manufacturing and testing automation. Develops systems to ensure reliable operation of equipment, reduced production interruptions and consistently high levels of part repeatability and quality.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordination of projects and provide technical support on new and existing machine tools for the production operations
  • Direct involvement with new equipment selection, approval drawings, component specification, recommend spare parts attainment, maintenance training requirements, preventive maintenance recommendations, manual and documentation procurement
  • Responsible for expense budget management and attainment of additional Maintenance Engineering resources required to meet the needs of the organization
  • Participate as a member of maintenance work group, provide support to work groups, work advisors, manufacturing engineers and skilled trades

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering or related technical field

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience.


  • 5-10 years of experience in all aspects of machine tool design and operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in conflict resolution, coaching and mentoring are essential.
  • Experience in working in a team environment and fostering team concepts to build group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Practical application of ergonomics and a good understanding of OSHA requirements regarding machine tools.
  • Computer experience including AutoCAD, Graphical design systems, statistical analysis, computerized maintenance management systems, numerical control, word processing and spreadsheet programs.


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: $68,000 - $102,000
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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