Quality Lab Lead

Auto req ID: 23364 
Title: Quality Lab Lead 
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 Quality Lab Lead and help build the world’s most sought-after motorcycles.

Job Summary


The Lead Quality position is the key contact for the quality lab at the powertrain plant. This position will coordinate and support standard floor checks, nonstandard quality lab checks and direct lab personnel to support business goals. 

Job Responsibilities


  • Define, design and develop coordinate measurement metrology solutions including hardware engineering, software implementation, and instrument qualification.
  • Collect and perform statistical analysis on metrology data to correlate to product specifications.
  • Participate in the creation of equipment qualification validation plans, validation protocols and reports, and their implementation. 
  • Support auditing and maintenance of our gaging system to function in compliance to the ISO9000 standard.
  • Provide hardware and software support for measurement machines on the production floor machine support.
  • Provide support for nonstandard measurements as needed in the quality lab.
  • Take a lead role in troubleshooting, problem solving, failure analysis, root cause, and corrective action processes as related to repetitive machine failures and continuous improvement. 
  • Track and manage capital expenditures for equipment support.
  • Calibration, routine inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of instruments, meters, gages, and other measurement and testing equipment. 
  • Advises others on methods of resolving measurement problems and exchanges information with other metrology personnel.
  • Coordinates and schedules onsite support with vendor representatives. 
  • Direct other lab staff to achieve stated objectives.
  • Develop lab org structure as needed. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications


Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferred 

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand GD&T
  • Soft Skills
  • Fair, Honest, Positive, Creative
  • Strong problem solving skills.


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: 10 - 25%  
Pay Range: 112,400 - 174,200
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country)  





Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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