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Sr. Design Engineer - P&A Powertrain

Auto req ID: 1719 
Title: Sr. Design Engineer - P&A Powertrain 
Job Function: Engineering 
Location: PDC 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 

We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?


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. Design Engineer - P&A Powertrain.

Job Summary

Harley-Davidson is committed to staying true to our heritage of V-Twin powertrains in new and exciting ways. We are looking for a Sr. Design Engineer (P&A Powertrain) to help drive the design and development of performance enhancing accessories for H-D’s future portfolio of P&A Screamin’ Eagle at the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) in Wauwatosa, WI.

Job Responsibilities

This is what you’ll do:

  • Design and develop performance enhancing Screamin’ Eagle Powertrain components including intake, exhaust, and power cylinder accessories
  • Work with an experienced cross-functional engineering team and have design and delivery ownership for powertrain content that meet the cost, quality and technical requirements
  • Develop powertrain system & component requirements through cross-functional engineering collaboration, product benchmarking and input from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Create CAD models, large virtual assemblies and detailed drawings for engine components/systems utilizing techniques within Creo Parametric software.
  • Explore technical solutions and present design recommendations to achieve requirements. 
  • Work to resolve technical issues by applying problem solving techniques and facilitating cross-functional engineering & test support as needed.
  • Provide technical guidance to support personnel (designers, technicians, mechanics, manufacturing, purchasing, and suppliers, etc.)
  • Lead technical development and integration with domestic and international suppliers
  • Own detailed project plans for requirement setting, part development and procurement, test planning and testing utilizing FMEA and DVP&R tools

Education Specifications

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

Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. In addition, they will have demonstrated the following:

  • Knowledge of powertrain mechanical system design and integration
    • Intake, Exhaust, Cylinders, Cylinder Heads, Thrttle bodies, Camshafts
  • Experience in successful delivery of powertrain components or systems
  • Mechanical aptitude & hands on design experience
  • Development of engineering requirements
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with others, in an active team environment
  • Open communication and active listening
  • Knowledge of design for quality principals
  • Knowledge of engineering test & diagnostics
  • Experience with project management tools and principles
  • Experience with creating DFMEA’s and DVP&R’s
  • CAD skills using Creo Parametric software.


At Harley-Davidson it is not just about the degree you have or what you know. You must also exhibit and demonstrate our valued behaviors in everything you do:

  • Be accountable
  • Model Integrity
  • Value Individuality and Diversity
  • Inspire Teamwork
  • Encourage Creativity


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 believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.


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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