Sr. Design Engineer - Current Products
Wauwatosa, WI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Sr. Design Engineer - Current Products

Auto req ID: 4350
Title: Sr. Design Engineer - Current Products
Job Function: Engineering
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 Product Development Center (PDC) located in Wauwatosa, WI is home to the mantra - You dream it. We build it. Join our team as a Sr. Design Engineer - Current Products.

Job Summary

Join our team as a Senior Level - Design Engineer within Current Product Engineering to be part of our team that troubleshoots and implements solutions to current product issues to drive higher quality and improved customer experiences. This team works together with quality, systems engineering, test and reliability, Harley-Davidson manufacturing personnel, and suppliers to propose and implement design solutions that span across all vehicle systems.

Job Responsibilities

This is what you'll do:

  • Design, lead, and deliver solutions to resolve current production issues.
  • Work on a wide breath of vehicle systems and components across the entire current production vehicle portfolio
  • Develop and deliver project plans including design, test, integration, and implementation
  • Leverage analytical methods and test data to help optimize for cost and quality improvements
  • Lead technical development and integration with suppliers
  • Work with cross-functional groups up, down, and across the organization to obtain results
  • Contribute to efficiency and/or effectiveness improvements
Education Specifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related engineering degree, knowledge or experience in electrical systems is not required but preferred.

Experience Requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. In addition, they will have demonstrated the following:

  • Self-starting & self-directing with a pro-active approach to deliver great results
  • Experience with designing, developing and delivering designs to production
  • Experience with designing for manufacturing processes including casting, forging, stamping, machining, inject molding, etc
  • Experience working with International suppliers and stakeholders
  • Experience with designing for assembly process
  • Knowledge of key systems and processes within Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, Quality, Product Development and Service
  • Experience with risk mitigation APQP processes, including DFMEA, DVP&R, PFMEA and Control Plans
  • Experience with project management tools and principles
  • Knowledge of engineering test and diagnostics
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and ability to influence across the organization

At Harley-Davidson it is not just about what degree you have or what you know. Our employees live by our Milwaukee Iron guiding principles; our global truths for how we live, work and ride. Simply put, this is how we show up for our stakeholders in all ways, every day. Our Milwaukee Iron principles are:

We walk in the boots of those we serve.
We rebel for what we believe in.
We shoot straight and live true.
We welcome all to come as they are.
We fight the good fight, always!

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: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical, Machinist, Engineering, Manufacturing

Harley-Davidson is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other classes protected by applicable law. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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