Associate Manufacturing Engineer

Auto req ID: 23156 
Title: Associate Manufacturing Engineer 
Job Function: Engineering 
Location: TOMAHAWK 
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 plant in Tomahawk, WI manufactures, finishes and ships composite and plastic parts to our final assembly plants. Join us as a Associate Manufacturing Engineer.

Job Summary

Provides technical support for a variety of machining and assembly processes and equipment. Enhances machining and assembly processes by assuring that parts or assemblies are processed and tooled to meet optimum quality, quantity, and cost requirements. Interfaces with Work Groups, Quality, Product Engineering and Manufacturing Support Services. Develops cost reduction programs through manufacturing efficiency improvements, schedule attainment and first run capacity.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate with product engineering to design parts for manufacturability
  • Provide productivity improvements to reduce total manufacturing cycle time by identifying and eliminating waste in the manufacturing process
  • Provide safe, ergonomically healthy work cells and processes which comply with government and company regulations
  • Provide capacity while maintaining flexibility and predictability in the manufacturing process
  • Support senior Manufacturing Engineers, Product Engineers, Supervisors and Operators in the development of tools, fixtures, and machines to support existing and new product and process designs
  • Develop and successfully execute project plans to meet established deadlines
  • Serve as a technical resource in machining and assembly processes, including CNC programming, CMM and gaging procedures, fixture/tool design and Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Provide robust processes, tools and gages to reduce variation in the manufacturing process

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications


Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires no previous professional experience.


  • Previous experience in a co-op program or intern assignment focused on manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of CNC programming, SPC, and Computer Aided Design.
  • Familiarity with detail process planning, including specifying speeds, feeds, tooling, fixturing, and gaging.
  • Practical application of ergonomics.
  • Knowledge of machining operations and equipment and with lean/cellular concepts.
  • Familiarity with equipment justification and procurement, costing methods and value analysis.
  • Familiarity with process control , quality assurance, SPC, process and capability planning.


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: 0 - 10%  
Pay Range: $57,600 - $86,400
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country)  





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