Sr Supervisor Manufacturing (2nd shift)

Auto req ID: 18266 
Title: Sr Supervisor Manufacturing (2nd shift) 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Location: PILGRIM 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT2 


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 Sr Supervisor Manufacturing (2nd shift) and help build the world’s most sought-after motorcycles.

Job Summary

Coordinates and supports bargaining unit employees in rotation groups with team leaders in the manufacturing, assembly, fabrication, distribution, and/or development of motorcycles or motorcycle component parts. Supports rotation groups to achieve department metrics for safety, quality, delivery, cost and sustainability. Provides resources, tools, and direction needed for the value adders to be as effective and efficient as possible. Fosters a culture and workforce that is motivated for continuous improvement and provides guidance and assistance to peers and others supervisors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Meets production schedules while executing manpower planning.
  • Communicates and proactively works with union stewards to get their input and prevent and/or resolve issues early.
  • Provides counsel to other supervisors and assists in troubleshooting production issues to ensure delivery targets and production schedules are met and/or exceeded.
  • Provides direction to a department on a shift and administers disciplinary actions.
  • Performs layered audits and prevents passing defects to the next group.
  • Sets the stage for the day (i.e. schedule changes, previous shift performance, quality issues, etc)
  • Provides feedback to the team members to ensure good quality throughout the group.
  • Ensures standardized work and process discipline are followed.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Operations Management, Manufacturing Technology or related field Preferred

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Prior experience working in a front line leadership role in a unionized high-volume production or manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge and/or experience advising high performance work groups and experience with implementation and monitoring Statistical Process Control systems, ISO9007 processes, and an ability to jointly lead work groups with union leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading continuous improvement initiatives positively impacting the business and/or day-to-day site operations.


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.


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%  
COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No  
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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