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Sr Engineer Systems - Mechanical (IA)

Auto req ID: 9241 
Title: Sr Engineer Systems - Mechanical (IA) 
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  Sr Engineer Systems - Mechanical (IA).

Job Summary

The Sr. Systems Engineer will assist in the development and implementation of system strategies and technology roadmaps across the Harley-Davidson vehicle portfolio. In addition, the engineer will create and manage a "virtual shelf" of proven technologies, components and systems that support the long-range system strategies to ensure world-class product quality. This position will lead engagement with projects as an expert consultant providing key information and guidance throughout project execution.

Job Responsibilities

Since 1903, our bold and unique purpose has been fulfilling dreams of personal freedom for our customers – and we live our purpose every day. It's more than just a business to us. Our passion for our products and loyalty to our millions of riders and fans worldwide inspire us to deliver premium motorcycles, parts and accessories, apparel, and unmistakable and unmatched experiences.

From Milwaukee to Milan, and many places in between, our employees are essential to our success. We need people who wake up every day with a passion for customers and who come to work with the creativity and drive to make amazing things happen. Join our team as a Senior Engineer – Systems and help develop vehicle architecture designs and strategies for future vehicle platforms through collaboration with Engineering, Marketing, Styling, external partners, and other stakeholders.

This is what you will do:
•    Design and integrate chassis systems into next generation vehicle architectures
•    Establish design inputs through benchmarking and predictive methods for a vehicle and/or vehicle platform (geometry, mass distribution, acceleration & deceleration, ride & handling, ergonomics, energy consumption, etc.)
•    Mitigate technical risk by delivering CAD assemblies of complete motorcycles containing basic design and analysis of vehicle systems and interfaces
•    Exhibit new vehicle architectures and bundled innovation projects in proof-of-concept physical demonstrators
•    Improve existing and/or create new vehicle architecture and integration processes for Engineering

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

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

Experience Requirements


The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. In addition, they will have demonstrated the following:
•    Chassis Systems Architecture - Strong understanding of chassis system architecture and all major design considerations for vehicle integration. 
•    Requirements Management - Demonstrated proficiency in cascading customer inputs into measurable vehicle level requirements that drives design of a component or system.  
•    System Integration & Packaging – Has demonstrated high proficiency at integrating complex systems for an optimized vehicle through CAD packaging and alternative design tradeoff studies - with special emphasis on chassis systems for new and existing vehicle architectures.
•    System and Vehicle Tolerance Analysis – Ability to execute clean sheet drawing datum structures and dimensioning schemes. 
•    Design for Assembly and Manufacture (DFA/DFM) – Experience with developing designs that are easy and efficient to assemble correctly and can be economically manufactured with common processes.

Travel 5-10% annually


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: Yes 
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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