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Staff Manufacturing Engineer

Auto req ID: 9089 
Title: Staff Manufacturing Engineer 
Job Function: Engineering 
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 Staff Manufacturing Engineer and help build the world’s most sought-after motorcycles.

Job Summary

Responsible for strategic initiatives and project management support for related manufacturing systems and services. Provides leadership, training, promotion, enhancement and support for engineering activities. Provides technical knowledge and expertise to production and engineering personnel enabling them to perform their responsibilities and grow their skills and abilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements Operational Excellence principles via continuous improvement activities to achieve a clearly defined and proven manufacturing process
  • Investigates and integrates new technology, best practices and benchmarks with current process
  • Provides expertise in concurrent product and process development and coaching in the transfer of knowledge into the systems, processes, and people
  • Contributes to the creation of targets for capital cost, piece cost and development cost, and provides parts, tooling and processes within those targets
  • Supports and coordinates department during prototype builds, machine moves and run-offs
  • Specifies the capability of equipment for capacity and continuing operations
  • Ensures that the process has Internal Production Part Approval Process (IPPAP) documentation and ISO compliance
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in manufacturing operations while integrating safety, ergonomics, standardized work and efficient workflow principals

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications


Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience


  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline
  • A detailed knowledge of manufacturing/assembly processes, lean manufacturing principles, tool and fixture applications, work measurement, ergonomics, quality/gauging principles and application, material flow and plant layout.
  • Leadership and facilitation skills and experience in acting as a resource/mentor for assigned work areas and ancillary resources.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Manufacturing Engineering disciplines combined with interpersonal communications skills.


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% 
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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