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Rider/Vehicle Interface, Steering & Suspension (RVISS) Associate Mechanical Engineer

Auto req ID: 11343 
Title: Rider/Vehicle Interface, Steering & Suspension (RVISS) Associate Mechanical 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  Rider/Vehicle Interface, Steering & Suspension (RVISS) Associate Mechanical Engineer.

Job Summary

The Associate Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for designing, planning, organizing and executing engineering projects while ensuring the projects meet the quality and timing expectations of all stakeholders. The incumbent will deliver optimal designs while adhering to project targets, performance objectives, high quality, and cost minimization. There will be extensive interaction with Operational Excellence (OE), Parts and Accessories (P&A) categories, and Manufacturing to achieve results.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical Degree.

Experience Requirements


  • No minimum required years of experience in industry.  Related co-op or intern experience is preferred.
  • Motorcycle rider or desire to learn is appreciated.
  • Desired previous design experience in related systems/components and manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of fundamental physics and usage of tools to improve and optimize designs (i.e. 3D CAD, engineering calculations, bolted joint analysis, FE analysis/simulation, GD&T, tolerance stack-up analysis).
  • Experience with risk mitigation APQP processes, including DFMEA, DVP&R, PFMEA and Control Plans is a plus.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in Human Factors Engineering or related subjects.
  • Comfort in managing functional trade-offs between components and improving designs through clear understanding of operating envelopes, load paths, manufacturing processes, assembly processes, material properties, bolted joint analysis, datum schemes, and tolerancing.
  • Success in solving challenging technical problems with innovative solutions in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects in a clear, concise manner to multiple levels of the organization. 
  • Success in directly or indirectly leading a team to meet aggressive quality, cost, timing, and performance objectives.
  • Experience with project management tools and principles.


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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