Product Development Technical Lead - Mechanical

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Wauwatosa , WI 53213

Posted 2 weeks ago

Auto req ID: 5228

Title: Product Development Technical Lead

  • Mechanical

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 Product Development Technical Lead

  • Mechanical.

Job Summary

Since 1903, our bold and unique purpose has been fulfilling dreams of personal freedom for our customers - and we live our purpose every day. It's more than just a business to us. Our passion for our products and loyalty to our millions of riders and fans worldwide inspire us to deliver premium motorcycles, parts and accessories, apparel, and unmistakable and unmatched experiences.

From Milwaukee to Milan, and many places in between, our employees are essential to our success. We need people who wake up every day with a passion for customers and who come to work with the creativity and drive to make amazing things happen.

Join our team as a Product Development Technical Lead and bring technical designs to life.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead cross-functional teams to deliver large projects within the Life Cycle Plan (LCP)

  • Lead technical integration and technical correctness of all parts, systems and total vehicle scope

  • Deliver to all Quality, Cost, Weight, Timing, and Voice of Customer (VOC) targets

  • Oversee Design Engineer deliverables via approvals of design reviews approval, DFMEA & DVP&Rs, drawings, and TIRs (test incident system approval)

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical degree

Experience Requirements


  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

  • In addition, they will have demonstrated the following:

  • Experience in motor vehicle engineering with auto, motorcycle, truck & bus, or agriculture, is preferred

  • Proven technical knowledge and vehicle/system design & development from concept through production launch

  • Understanding of manufacturing processes (ex. casting, molding, machining, fabrication, assembly)

  • General understanding of design tools and process (CAD, GD&T, DFMEA, DVP&R, FEA, etc).

  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills through data analysis, root cause analysis, and validation of solution.


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: No

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)

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Product Development Technical Lead - Mechanical

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