Sr. Digital Sculptor

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Wauwatosa , WI 53213

Posted 2 months ago

Auto req ID: 1503

Title: Sr. Digital Sculptor

Job Function: Product Management

Location: PDC

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. Digital Sculptor.

Job Summary

This role collaborates directly with Industrial Designers in the Styling & Design studio and conceptual model shop to develop digital and physical mock-ups using CAD, rapid prototyping and other visualization techniques in support of the design review process. Having an eye for design and an understanding of Harley-Davidson's principles for design aesthetics is invaluable to this role.

Job Responsibilities

This is what you'll do...

  • Support Industrial Designers with the generation of accurate CAD models from 2D proposals/verbal direction to enable digital reviews and mock-up development.

  • Work directly with model makers and engineering teams to develop 3D digital model data for both design reviews & RP applications.

  • Develop creative design solutions to enable mock-up development and 3D physical design exploration and communicating and aligning with Systems Engineering & FIT design teams.

  • Coordinate the creation of prototypes through the work order system and track part delivery to the Styling & Design Studio.

  • Use appropriate tools for product designs and identify opportunities for the acquisition of new design tools.

  • Ability to provide alternative design solutions where appropriate.

Education Specifications

Degree in Mechanical Design or related technical degree preferred. Industrial Design experience is beneficial but not required.

Experience Requirements

We're looking for someone with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, preferably from the transportation or power sports industries. In addition, they will have demonstrated the following:

Translating Styling Models

  • Strong passion for design and knowledge of the Industrial Design process and how it integrates with the product development methodology.

  • Has demonstrated the ability to interpret Styling direction in the form of verbal instruction or sketches to create designs that meet functional and aesthetic requirements.

CAD

  • Is expert in creating parts & assemblies using Creo Parametric, leveraging most of the following skills: Surfacing tools, complex drafted features, complex filleting, sheet metal, simplified reps, mechanism models.

  • Has experience working with large assemblies and top-down modeling methods. Able to manipulate assemblies using simplified representations.

Vehicle component & system design

  • Experience designing vehicle parts and systems. Demonstrated success in completing designs that meet their targets, including both functional and aesthetic.

Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFM/DFA)

  • Has a fundamental understanding of DFM/DFA principles and how they impact the overall design and build process.

Competencies

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: 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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Sr. Digital Sculptor

Harley-Davidson, Inc.