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Design Engineer

Auto req ID: 1234 
Title: Design Engineer 
Job Function: Engineering 
Location: PDC 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


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?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Corporate Headquarters in Milwaukee, WI is the site where the first H-D factory - a wooden shed - was built in 1903 in the backyard of the William C. Davidson family home. Join our team as a  Design Engineer.

Job Summary


The major responsibilities of the position include designing, planning, organizing and executing Engineering projects and delivering these projects in a manner that meets, to a high degree, the quality, cost, and timing expectations of all stakeholders. This job will include directing the activities of support staff assigned to projects, as well as directing design and development efforts of outside vendors. There will be extensive interaction with OE, P&A categories, and Manufacturing to achieve results.

Job Responsibilities


  • Demonstrates working knowledge and experience of new and changing technology through continuous learning in order to develop high quality engineering products and continuously improve processes. Ability to drive results with a moderate level of guidance and direction.
  • Impacts quality of their own work through effectively communicating complex information with stakeholders such as designers, detailers, technicians and outside suppliers.
  • Solves engineering issues relating to quality, cost and timing expectations by analyzing possible solutions using technical experience and judgement with a moderate level of guidance and direction.
  • Provides informal guidance to new design engineer team members and delegates responsibilities to team members when appropriate.
  • Works effectively with cross functional teams and participate in the reduce time to market initiative by identifying, implementing and measuring the results of innovative product development techniques within the teams.

Education Specifications


  • Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related technical field or is licensed to practice engineering by a recognized regulatory agency (PE).

Experience Requirements



  • Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering calculations, engineering analysis, computerized design, and computer-aided design (CAD) functions.
  • Periodic travel is required.


  • Motorcycle or automotive/vehicle experience is preferred.
  • Experience with Pro-E skills with a minimum of 4000 hours of use is preferred.



At Harley-Davidson it is not just about the degree you have or what you know. You must also exhibit and demonstrate our valued behaviors in everything you do:

  • Be accountable
  • Model Integrity
  • Value Individuality and Diversity
  • Inspire Teamwork
  • Encourage Creativity


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 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.


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 eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country) 





Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Product Development, Drafting, Engineering, Research

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