Facilities Engineer

Auto req ID: 23151 
Title: Facilities Engineer 
Job Function: Engineering 
Location: KAPHAEM 
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 plant in Tomahawk, WI manufactures, finishes and ships composite and plastic parts to our final assembly plants. Join us as a Facilities Engineer.

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide on-site Facilities maintenance and operations support services at the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Tomahawk Somo and Kaphaem manufacturing sites.  This is a fully on-site role located in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.  This role will have responsibility for the active oversight and management of Facilities operational support services by outside vendors and will actively collaborate on an as-assigned basis with Tomahawk manufacturing operations personnel related to systems and equipment operations and maintenance management.  Additionally, this role will be responsible for complete Project Management of Facilities projects, including facilities infrastructure, facilities equipment, cosmetic, and other key construction related projects as assigned.  


This role should be an individual with Facilities maintenance and operations background, specifically with experience in manufacturing facilities, and with Project or Program Management experience.  This role requires an individual who is detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, and able to work effectively independently and in a team environment with multiple overlapping priorities and deadlines. 


This role reports into Central Facilities Operations, with secondary day-to-day accountability to Central Corporate Facilities Project Management and Local Tomahawk Plant Operations.

Job Responsibilities

Facilities Operations Oversight

  • Recurring engagement and oversight of third-party vendor personnel and services.
  • Provide regular on-site management support of vendor services, evaluating circumstances and providing input and guidance on the scope and expectations of work being performed by vendors. 
  • Attain knowledge of all on-site Facilities systems, utilities, and equipment and become the subject matter expert with regard to these systems’ locations, areas served, and equipment condition. 
  • Ongoing collaboration with Tomahawk Plant leadership, manufacturing process owners, operations management, logistics management, and production maintenance team.

Project Management

  • Annual management of Facilities Capital projects related to infrastructure systems, equipment, building cosmetics, and general facility construction.
  • Ownership of projects from inception through close out, including expertise with all Project Management responsibilities across all project phases.
  • Effectively manage all administrative aspects of projects, including but not limited to project communications, project meetings, action registers, project schedules, individual project budgets, risk registers, and project close-out documentation. 
  • Become a subject matter expert with Harley-Davidson project management principles, policies, and expectations.
  • Author and administer Requests for Proposal; engagement with outside vendors across all construction disciplines; collaborate with internal and external resources to evaluate multiple solution options; and negotiate with vendors to maximize value for Harley-Davidson.
  • Author or collaborate on the writing of business cases to request project funding.


  • This role will have ongoing collaboration with Central Corporate Harley-Davidson Facilities and Project Management Teams.
  • The individual in this role is expected to become proficient with all Harley-Davidson operational, safety, security, procurement, financial, IT and other key cross-functional policies and expectations as they relate to Facilities projects and Facilities maintenance and operations. 
  • On semi-regular occasion, this role will be required to be available during off-hours, weekends, and holidays to oversee critical project works or support plant operations for unique circumstances or for urgent response to Facilities systems or infrastructure breakdowns or incidents. 
  • This individual will be responsible for other general Facilities maintenance and operations and project tasks as assigned. 

Key Competencies

  • Communication Proficiency (oral and written).
  • Technical Proficiency with Facilities related infrastructure, systems, and equipment.
  • Proficiency with reading and understanding construction specifications and blueprints.
  • Troubleshooting, issue analysis, and problem-solving.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and strength with individual prioritization and time management.
  • Teamwork Oriented.
  • Vendor Relationship Management.
  • Proficient with various project delivery methods and strong understanding of the various situational advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Proficient with standard Project Management methodologies, practices, and expectations, including but not limited to construction project schedule, budget, scope, and risk management.
  • Experience with Building Controls / Automation / Management Systems.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications

  • Bachelors degree in Facilities Management, Facilities or Architectural Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Project Management, or a similar field of study preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED required 

Experience Requirements


  • A minimum of 5 years of Facilities or General Construction Project Management and/or Facilities Management experience required.
  • Experience with building engineering and all facets of building operations.
  • Strong preference for experience with critical systems within an industrial manufacturing environment.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) industry certifications preferred; other related building engineering, business or technical training or certifications preferred.
  • Experience with management agreements and construction contract language.
  • Excellent computer and systems knowledge: Strong literacy in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project).
  • Experience with financial management including annual or multi-year accounting and financial tracking, OpEx and CapEx budgeting and forecasting.
  • Fundamental or better understanding of Civil Construction and Infrastructure, Architecture, Building Envelope Systems, Building Controls Systems, and Primary Facilities Infrastructure Systems: HVAC, Electrical Distribution, Plumbing, Fire Suppression, Fire Alarm, Compressed Air, Elevators, and other.
  • AutoCAD drafting experience. 


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: Yes  
Travel Required: 10 - 25%  
Pay Range: $58,800-$137,200
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance  





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