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Packaging Engineer

Auto req ID: 8661 
Title: Packaging 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  Packaging Engineer.

Job Summary

This position is primarily focused on the development of new returnable and expendable packaging to support the launch of new Harley-Davidson products in our manufacturing plants.  The successful candidate will be responsible for leading or supporting the development of package designs that facilitate part flow through the supply chain.  Parts include single components, assemblies, and full vehicles.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, gather input, and set direction for packaging design requirements used for in-bound parts
  • Develop and manage packaging budgets for new vehicle projects
  • Develop and manage project plans to ensure timely delivery of packaging to meet new vehicle project requirements
  • Collaborate with part suppliers in the development and review of expendable packaging for in-bound parts.
  • Leads the design & development of returnable packaging for in-bound parts.
  • Lead or support design and development of packaging systems used for Inter-plant shipments
  • Lead or support outbound vehicle technical packaging and transportation solutions
  • Manage packaging specifications, documents, and related data from concept through release for production
  • Provide subject matter expertise through effective written and verbal communication to internal and external stakeholders

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires three years of Packaging, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a group and/or team and provide guidance to new team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess packaging designs and shipping environments in the development of testing and validation plans.
  • Experience in designing packaging based on transportation, density maximization, protection, and cost.
  • Travel required up to 10%.



  • Three years of industrial Packaging Engineering experience.
  • Experience in manufacturing, product development, or distribution.
  • Motorcycle industry and product familiarity.


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





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