Associate Design Engineer

Auto req ID: 12182 
Title: Associate Design 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?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) located in Wauwatosa, WI is home to the mantra – You dream it. We build it. Join our team as a  Associate Design Engineer.

Job Summary

The Associate Design Engineer will be responsible for designing, planning, organizing and executing engineering projects while ensuring the projects meet the quality and timing expectations of all stakeholders. The incumbent will deliver optimal designs while adhering to project targets, performance objectives, high quality, and cost minimization. There will be extensive interaction with Operational Excellence (OE), Parts and Accessories (P&A) categories, and Manufacturing to achieve results.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates fundamental knowledge of engineering calculations and engineering analysis.
  • Communicates effectively with stakeholders through the exchange of information, asking questions and checking for understanding.
  • Demonstrates a fundamental knowledge of engineering tools gained through education or past experience.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) functions.
  • Communicates project information to others in a clear and understandable manner.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical Degree.

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires no previous professional experience.


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


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.


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. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here


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 





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