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Staff Manufacturing Engineer

Auto req ID: 948 
Title: Staff Manufacturing Engineer 
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 Staff Manufacturing Engineer.

Job Summary

Responsible for strategic initiatives and project management support for related manufacturing systems and services. Provides leadership, training, promotion, enhancement and support for engineering activities. Provides technical knowledge and expertise to production and engineering personnel enabling them to perform their responsibilities and grow their skills and abilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements Operational Excellence principles via continuous improvement activities to achieve a clearly defined and proven manufacturing process
  • Investigates and integrates new technology, best practices and benchmarks with current process
  • Provides expertise in concurrent product and process development and coaching in the transfer of knowledge into the systems, processes, and people
  • Contributes to the creation of targets for capital cost, piece cost and development cost, and provides parts, tooling and processes within those targets
  • Supports and coordinates department during prototype builds, machine moves and run-offs
  • Specifies the capability of equipment for capacity and continuing operations
  • Ensures that the process has Internal Production Part Approval Process (IPPAP) documentation and ISO compliance
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in manufacturing operations while integrating safety, ergonomics, standardized work and efficient workflow principals

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Education Specifications


Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience


  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline
  • A detailed knowledge of manufacturing/assembly processes, lean manufacturing principles, tool and fixture applications, work measurement, ergonomics, quality/gauging principles and application, material flow and plant layout.
  • Leadership and facilitation skills and experience in acting as a resource/mentor for assigned work areas and ancillary resources.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Manufacturing Engineering disciplines combined with interpersonal communications skills.


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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