LiveWire EV Powertrain Manufacturing Engineer


Auto req ID: 13601  
Title: LiveWire EV Powertrain Manufacturing Engineer  
Job Function: Engineering  
Company: LiveWire 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 



LiveWire is pioneering the future of motorcycling by means of design, software, and experience. Success for this team is creating the most desirable electric motorcycle brand in the world. Operating like a start-up, we're seeking problem-solvers who demonstrate leadership while being comfortable with hands-on work every day.

Job Summary

At LiveWire, our vision is to create the next generation of motorcycles with products and experiences that merge the power and technology of EV with the unique soulful connection that comes from an analog machine. Together the two create a new emotion that defines LiveWire. Established in 2021, LiveWire is a division of Harley-Davidson, pioneering the future of motorcycling by means of design, software, and experience. Our goal is to create a bold new understanding of motorcycling in the collective consciousness of our cities and escapes by leading the electrification of two wheels and beyond.


We are seeking a Powertrain Manufacturing Engineer to develop new and innovative manufacturing capabilities for battery systems, electric motors, and power electronics. Embedded in the powertrain team, you will help to identify innovative design opportunities and develop new manufacturing techniques and processes to enable them. You will help drive manufacturing strategy, process and quality controls, and make/buy decisions. You will act as an internal consultant, ensuring the voice of manufacturing is integrated into the design process.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop innovative manufacturing technology across powertrain systems.
  • Inform powertrain design and ensure intelligent risk-taking.
  • Specify new manufacturing equipment and interface to suppliers.
  • Support manufacturing strategy and insource / outsource and automation decisions.
  • Work with manufacturing partners to ensure successful adoption of new techniques.
  • Create PFMEAs, test and quality requirements, DOEs and process capability studies.
  • Develop process flows and work instructions, maximizing safety and quality.
  • Support prototyping, development builds and NPI.

Education Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • BS or MS Engineering Preferred

Experience Requirements

  • BS or MS Engineering +8 years' experience in volume manufacturing of electrical systems.
  • Track record of initiative and success in deploying new manufacturing techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of the state of the art in automation, sensors, process, fab and integration.
  • Strong understanding of automotive manufacturing needs and quality expectations.
  • Direct experience maturing welding and/or adhesive process steps.



LiveWire 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. As a company, we aspire to build a team that challenges the way things are done and creates solutions to problems in ways and manners new and unexpected. As individuals, we're a diverse group, and as a team, we share a passion for the electrification of urban adventure and beyond.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, remote work, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, and more. Learn more about LiveWire here


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 






Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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