Designer - Wire Harnesses

Auto req ID: 12987 
Title: Designer - Wire Harnesses 
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?


Our Powertrain Operations facility, located on Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls, WI, is where the “jewel” of the motorcycle comes to life. Pilgrim Road employees produce engines and transmissions for the final assembly plant in York, Pennsylvania, as well as transmissions, and replacement parts for sale through Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories business. Join our team as a Designer - Wire Harnesses and help build the world’s most sought-after motorcycles.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Designer to help drive the design and development of Wire Harnesses and Electrical Integration for H-D’s future portfolio of vehicles at the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) in Wauwatosa, WI.

Job Responsibilities

•    Collaborate with engineers and cross-functional stakeholders to design, develop and deliver wire harness components/systems to production and to support Electrical Integration across the entire vehicle.
•    Create CAD models and detailed drawings, and work with large virtual assemblies for motorcycle components/systems while utilizing advanced modeling techniques within Creo.     
•    Work with Design Engineers to import models from external software and ensure they conform to H-D CAD standards
•    Create and resolve engineering change notices utilizing Product Life Cycle Management (PLM).
•    Work closely with team to help optimize systems, components, and fixtures for cost, weight and quality improvements.
•    Demonstrate in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in delivering optimal designs while adhering to project targets, performance objectives, high quality, and cost minimization.
•    Work with other designers, design engineers, and suppliers assigned to department projects with CAD support. 

Education Specifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with an Associate Degree in Mechanical Design or related technical field.

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 and proficiency in Creo Parametric Harness, with focus using the Piping/Cabling Design module being strongly preferred
•    Experience making wire harness diagrams with Creo Schematics
•    Experience with hands on wire harness prototyping and physical mock-up support to confirm virtual 3D design
•    Experience in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system authorizing parts and end-to-end management of Engineering changes 
•    History of delivering designs of high quality, minimal cost that meet timing objectives and consider manufacturing and assembly processes 
•    Ability to apply sound design practices to engineering drawings utilizing GD&T, able to read and interpret GD&T on molded part drawings is a plus. 


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. 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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