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Manufacturing Engineering Manager -- PAINT

Auto req ID: 1236 
Title: Manufacturing Engineering Manager -- PAINT 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Location: YORK 
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 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 Manufacturing Engineering Manager -- PAINT.

Job Summary

Develops and maintains manufacturing processes within their functional area of responsibility. Collaboratively develops the vision and strategy for their area of responsibility in alignment with overall corporate strategies. Provides the guidance and direction to ensure quality, stability, and capacity of all engineering processes. Manages and supervises engineers assigned to their functional area.

Job Responsibilities

  • Meet or exceed metrics (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, People/Engagement, and Sustainability targets) for a process area through process control
  • Walk the floor providing leadership and coaching
  • Ensure the process is designed properly through layered audits and discipline
  • Manage production process ensuring it is flexible to meet changing needs
  • Develop and coordinate projects that enhance machine reliability, productivity, consistent improvement in quality and operational safety.
  • Conduct volume/mix planning at strategic level through S&OP.
  • Manage engineering/technical system boundaries including Life Cycle planning of product and processes.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering discipline Preferred

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience.


  • Experience and expertise in world class manufacturing strategies.
  • Practical application of ergonomics and safety
  • Application of engineering practices and design for manufacturing practices
  • Application of Just-In-Time manufacturing principles


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: Yes 
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) 





Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster

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