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Design Engineer

Auto req ID: 11161 
Title: 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  Design Engineer.

Job Summary

In our Design Engineering position you will be responsible for collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders to design, develop and deliver vehicle systems and components (bodywork, chassis, electrical, and rider vehicle interface) from concept to production. You will utilize the "Great Harley-Davidson Engineering" design framework, implement MX development methodology, and design for quality processes.  

Job Responsibilities

• Explore technical solutions and present design recommendations to achieve requirements 
• Develop component requirements through collaboration, product benchmarking, and input from internal stakeholders 
• Develop designs through Tier I component partners and approve designs for production 
• Verify system performance to H-D standards, approve supplier validation, and work with test and verification entities to ensure systems meet or exceed targets 
• Resolve technical issues by applying problem-solving techniques and facilitating cross-functional engineering & test support as needed 
• Support vehicle-level system integration activities and regulatory compliance 
• Support pre-production and launch build events and participate in product test & evaluations 

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related technical degree. 

Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum of: 
• 3 years of relevant design experience in related field 


In addition, they will have demonstrated the following: 

• Experience designing and developing vehicle systems/components utilizing multiple manufacturing processes from concept to production. 
• A familiarity of various analysis techniques to solve both design challenges and development cycle failures 
• Success in directly using 3D CAD, engineering calculations, analysis/simulation and GD&T 
• Ability to manage parts and assemblies within the Windchill Part Life Cycle Management System 
• Success in solving challenging technical problems in a team environment 
• Experience in Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacturing at component and system levels 
• Ability to communicate technical subjects in a clear, concise manner to multiple levels of the organization 
• Success in directly or indirectly leading a team or supplier to meet aggressive quality, cost, timing, and performance objectives 
• Ability to work with diverse global teams both internally and externally (suppliers) 
• Experience with human factors engineering beneficial 


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% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 





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