Machinist Fabricator

Auto req ID: 15714 
Title: Machinist Fabricator 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Location: PDC 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: All shifts

Pay Rate: $40.64


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.


In this position, you will:

  • Machine prototype test parts and fixtures from raw stock to tight tolerances from verbal instructions, engineering drawings and 3-D models using CNC mill, CNC Lathe, water jet and 5-axis CNC machining center.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) weld and tungsten inert gas (TIG) weld steel and aluminum assemblies to engineering tolerances.
  • Program, load and operate HP 3-D Fusion Printer, 3D Pro Selective Layer Sintering and other rapid prototyping equipment.


  • Eight (8) years minimum experience as a prototype machinist, fabricator or an apprenticeship in a related field where experience and skill would apply to this position. 
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of 20 verifiable credits in related trade school training or coursework that would enhance the skills required for this position.
  • Previously demonstrated good problem solving skills, demonstrated basic skills including, but not limited to: reading comprehension, mathematics, spatial relations, troubleshooting and trades knowledge.  
  • Must have the ability to complete a job from start to finish, which includes: the ability to interpret complex engineering drawings and sketches, the ability to work from verbal instructions for design intent, work with minimal instructions, work with CAD models, develop work holding methods, ability to generate complex cutter paths utilizing CAM software and select the necessary tools to produce prototype parts and assemblies ranging from simple to complex that have a professional appearance and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated competence in the fabrication and welding of critical assemblies where strength, distortion and other factors must be considered.
  • High level of skill to produce or modify complex, close tolerance parts is essential using a variety of equipment.
  • Demonstrated on the job proficiency of CAD/CAM, preferably ProE, PowerMill, and Master Cam software. 
  • Must have the ability to create and edit G-code. 
  • Must have ability to set-up and operate the following pieces of equipment: CNC milling machines, CNC lathes, water jet, and press brake. 
  • Ability to adequately communicate verbal, written and comprehensive skills with others.
  • Preferred experience with operating 5-Axis CNC machining center and rapid prototype equipment.
  • This position will support fabrication, billet machining and rapid prototyping of prototype test articles.  



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 hourly 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 eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country) 





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