Maintenance Toolmaker

Auto req ID: 23398 
Title: Maintenance Toolmaker 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Location: YORK   
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Shift: 2nd or 3rd Shift

Pay: 37.50


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 Vehicle Operations facility in York is our final assembly plant. Employees at York also perform a variety of manufacturing operations, including fabrication, welding, polishing and painting and produce a wide range of current and replacement parts for all models. Join our team as a Maintenance Toolmaker. 

Job Responsibilities

• Support the production operation by providing immediate response to all breakdowns to minimize equipment downtime and follow all escalation processes as defined.
• Troubleshoot and perform all required tool and die and mechanical maintenance on automated equipment.
• Make repairs to pneumatic and hydraulic system as necessary in order to return production equipment to service

• Ability to remove and setup dies in production equipment in order to perform necessary maintenance and PM activities

• Ability to perform production tasks as necessary or required by the situation.

• Insure machine availability goals are met by participating in and organizing Root Cause Analysis activities to improve equipment up-time.

• Experience in basic welding and the ability to perform repairs requiring welding to return production equipment to service

• Understand Predictive Maintenance technologies in order to understand when they apply to problems and participate in utilizing them as deemed necessary

• Assist in training employees in production roles to perform simple maintenance tasks as associated with TPM.

• Wears communication device as deemed necessary

• Wears all required PPE for the task being performed

• Actively participate in any Skills Training Program required

• Lockout equipment to be maintained and follow all safety practices and procedures.

• Perform routine Preventive Maintenance (PM) activities.

• Utilize the CMMS to record and track work activities including time keeping, historical equipment repairs and work order/PM closures

• Operates necessary material handling equipment to transport supplies to job and to make installations and repairs.

• Performs routine and customary material handling and housekeeping associated with the job. 

• Instructs helper or apprentice and acts as leader on jobs as required.

• Must be able to work eight hours or more and work mandated overtime as required under the guidelines of the current Labor Agreement.

Education Specifications

• Journeyperson Card (related to the job opening) and/or seven years of applicable experience as a qualified Tool and Die Maker person, or machine tool builder in troubleshooting, machine repair, tool making, machine building, hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanical systems.

  • High school diploma or GED required

• Have a basic understanding of CNC control.

• Demonstrated ability to read and utilize prints of machine assembly, layouts, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

• Experience in performing basic machine/fixture alignment using precision instruments in either metric or English measurement systems.

• Have a good understanding of tool room equipment, operations associated with drilling, milling, surface grinding, and lathe operations.

• Experience in maintaining mechanical dies, both deep draw and progressive; presses, and basic welding.

• Makes minor alteration to existing tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gages to prepare them for other uses.

• Must have a basic understanding of PC’s and basic PC skills

• Must have good verbal communication skills.


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% 
Pay Range: $37.50 / Hrly
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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