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Maintenance Toolmaker

Auto req ID: 267 
Title: Maintenance Toolmaker 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Location: PILGRIM   
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time:Full Time  
Shift: SHIFT 2 and SHIFT 3 

Wage: $39.94 per hour


We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?


Since 1903, our bold and unique purpose has been fulfilling dreams of personal freedom for our customers – and we live our purpose every day. It's more than just a business to us. Our passion for our products and loyalty to our millions of riders and fans worldwide inspire us to deliver premium motorcycles, parts and accessories, apparel, and unmistakable and unmatched experiences. We need people who wake up every day with a passion for customers and who come to work with the creativity and drive to make amazing things happen.


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 Maintenance Tool & Die Maker and help build the world’s most sought after motorcycles. Here are some things you will do:

  • Support the production operation by providing immediate response to all breakdowns to minimize equipment downtime and follow all escalation processes as defined
  • Troubleshoot and perform all required tool and die work on automated equipment
  • Make repairs to pneumatic and hydraulic system as necessary in order to perform necessary maintenance and PM activities
  • Ability to remove and setup dies in production equipment in order to perform necessary maintenance and PM activities
  • Ability to perform production tasks as necessary or required by the situation
  • Insure machine availability goals are met by participating in and organizing Root Cause Analysis activities to improve equipment up-time
  • Basic welding and the ability to perform repairs requiring welding to return production equipment to service
  • Understand Predictive Maintenance technologies in order to understand when they apply to problems and participate in utilizing them as deemed necessary
  • Assist in training employees in production roles to perform simple maintenance tasks as associated with TPM
  • Wears all required PPE for the task being performed
  • Actively participate in any Skills Training Program required
  • Lockout equipment to be maintained and follow all safety policies and procedures
  • ​Perform routine Preventive Maintenance (PM) activities
  • Utilize the CMMS to record and track work activities including time keeping, historical equipment repairs, and work order/PM closures
  • Operates necessary material handling equipment to transport supplies to job and to make installations and repairs
  • Performs routine and customary material handling and housekeeping associated with the job
  • Instructs helper or apprentice and acts as a leader on jobs as required


Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Journeyman’s card in Tool and Die including five (5) years of experience in work holding fixtures, specialty tools, instrument and precision metal parts
  • Two years’ experience in programming, setup, and running CNC equipment including either CAD or CAM software programs
  • Hands on experience of hydraulics, pneumatic systems, and its related components
  • Will be required to successfully pass the testing in place with Ramsay Corporation.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills in solving problems with tool and die and mechanical maintenance on automated equipment
  • Thorough understanding of tool room equipment, operations associated with drilling, milling, surface grinding, and lathe operations
  • Basic understanding of CNC control and Predictive Maintenance technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to read and utilize prints and drawings of machine assembly, layouts, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Experience using precision instruments in either metric or English measurement systems
  • Basic understanding of PC's and basic PC skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skill


We offer an include compensation package for all full-time hourly employees including, but not limited to: 

  • Health Insurance
  • 401K program
  • Onsite fitness centers and employee stores
  • Employee discounts on product and accessories and more


We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.


Post job offer screening includes successful completion of a drug screen, physical, post offer employment test (POET), and background check. The POET will include items such as cardiovascular intake, range of motion measurements, hand grip and pinch strength testing, static lifting, pushing and pulling at various heights and positions, dynamic lifting with progressive weight loading, functional dexterity testing and positional tolerance testing. 


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
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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