Sr. Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - Fabrication

Auto req ID: 23036 
Title: Sr. Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - Fabrication 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Location: YORK 
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 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 Sr. Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - Fabrication.

Job Summary


The Senior Engineer Advanced Manufacturing- Fabrication will work collaboratively with Product Development and Manufacturing to yield innovative products and processes. This person plays a key role in the manufacturing process development and implementation of formed steel and welding and is responsible for supporting and delivering new products to production at our manufacturing plants. The role is focused on implementing new fabricated fuel tanks, motorcycle fenders, and welded frames, with opportunities to influence design for manufacturability while using manufacturing best practices, standardized processes and templates, risk assessment and mitigation, APQP / PPAP, and after-action reviews.

Job Responsibilities


  • Has a leadership role working with other stakeholders to solve problems involving medium to large scale projects from concept, through capital funding planning and approval, and ultimately through successful implementation using analytical thought, exercising judgment and identifying innovative solutions.
  • This role Impacts the achievement of part design related to design for assembly/manufacturing, error proofing, fixture design, and incorporating quality monitoring and improvement measures to drive results.
  • Manages project budget, supplier invoicing and financial planning for new tooling and parts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with suppliers and stakeholders and recommend development of best practices to improve assembly/manufacturing methods and procedures.
  • Supports lean manufacturing principles such as 5s, Six Sigma, and CI systems
  • Works independently and as part of a team on complex projects.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar technology related field is required. 

Experience Requirements


  • Requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience in manufacturing, assembly, or fabrication methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and / or team and provide guidance to other employees.
  • Has managed project budgets and timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and exert influence to generate positive business results.  Ability to influence without direct authority
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) and coordinate with all employee levels and work within a collaborative, fast paced and interactive team environment
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and ability to translate information into actions
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be capable of working flexible hours 
  • Able to lead Tooling and Part Fixture development
  • Ability to Travel 

Beneficial Experience


  • Knowledge and understanding of GD&T
  • Gage R&R methods
  • APQP / PPAP training and experience


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.


The pay range shown represents the national average pay range for this role. Your pay may be more or less than the stated range and is dependent on your geographic location and level of experience.


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: 10 - 25%  
Pay Range: $86,400 - $134,000
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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