Staff Engineer Advanced Manufacturing

Auto req ID: 23468 
Title: Staff Engineer Advanced Manufacturing 
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 Staff Engineer Advanced Manufacturing.

Job Summary

The Staff Engineer Advanced Manufacturing will work collaboratively with Product Development and Manufacturing to yield innovative products and processes. The Staff Engineer Advanced Manufacturing plays a key role in the manufacturing process development and implementation and is responsible for supporting and delivering the Life Cycle Plan from concept to production at our various manufacturing plants. This role is focused on opportunities to influence design for assembly through development of integrated manufacturing systems, standardized processes and templates, risk assessment and mitigation, and after-action reviews.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads others to solve complex problems involving medium to large scale projects from concept to development, through capital funding planning and approval, and through successful implementation using analytical thought, exercising judgment and identifying innovative solutions 
  • Impacts the achievement of part design related to Design for Assembly, error proofing, fixture design, torque strategy development and incorporating quality improvement measures to drive results
  • Resolves complex problems relating to "Should Cost Analysis" for new tooling and parts
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with suppliers and recommend development of best practices to improve assembly methods and procedures
  • Implements JIT and Lean Manufacturing principles (5s, Six Sigma, CI system, etc.)
  • Performs supplier technical assessments and implement supplier technical development plans
  • Works independently, requiring guidance on only the most complex situations

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required.  Master's Degree preferred.

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a group and / or team and provide guidance to other employees


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: 0 - 10%  
Pay Range: 112400 - 174200
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance  





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