Harman’s Cheese has been around since 1955. My family worked for Mr. Harman, ran the business after he died and then purchased the business in 1981. Our business is built on Customer relations both in-store and through the mail. We are part of family traditions and have generations of families who make an annual visit to see us or order every year. We value the customer connection and need employees that will also value and help us build a relationship with customers that enter the store or call us on the phone.
We sell 14 tons (over 28,000 pounds) of Harman’s Cheddar each year along with other select cheeses, gourmet condiments, and gift/souvenir items. Our Harman’s Cheddar is always a minimum of 2 years old. It is made and aged especially for us by the Great Lakes Company of New York.
Good customer skills, willing to welcome and visit with customers
Ability to lift 45 lbs. You need to be able to lift blocks of cheese to move them on to the cutter.
The Important Stuff
Job is currently 3 to 5 days a week (22-40 hrs). During November and December, job is 32-50 hours a week. Time over 40 hours is always optional.
Pay minimum is $12 per hour; wage depends on ability & experience.
Half-hour paid break for lunch
20% Store Discount and Free Cheddar each week.
Flexible scheduling, but must be able to work a minimum of 4 weekend days each month from May through Columbus Day Weekend.
We are unable to offer any health insurance or retirement benefits.
Our COVID Protocol will be assessed often and may change, the current policy is:
Masks are required if you are not vaccinated and to be worn properly. We can provide a mask.
You are washing and sanitizing your hands, door knobs, etc often.
We have plexiglass shields up at the cash register.
We have a limit of 7 customers in store, others wait outside.
We have employees with compromised health systems or living with family who has compromised health therefore we try to be as careful as possible.
The following tasks are part of a day’s work at Harman’s. You will be asked to do a variety of these tasks:
Waiting on customers at the Cash Register, which also includes being an “information” person for visiting tourists
Stocking Shelves, Rotating Stock, Keeping track of Expiring and Low Stock
Dusting and keeping the Store and Backroom clean
Cheese: Cutting to size with a large wire cutter, wrapping in saran and kraft paper.
Paper-wrapping and boxing items to be shipped
Packing boxes to be shipped from a picklist.
Entering shipping information into computer for UPS shipping labels.
Taking customer orders for mail-order and curbside.
Office Work: Typing labels, Entering Orders on Customer Accounts, and Filing Orders
Shoveling/Sweeping Sidewalk & Porch of leaves/snow, Watering Flowers
We are a small business and it takes a team to keep it going.
If you are interested in working at Harman’s, please complete this application:
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Your past employment - Employer and years of employment
Three reference contacts, including at least one previous employer
Why do you want to work at Harman's? How is this job a good fit for you?
Very briefly, tell me why you left your last employment. Please be honest, I know there are many reasons to look for new employment.
Are you able and willing to work a minimum of 4 weekend days a month from May through October?
After I have received this application, I will review it and contact you for a short phone conservation. After the phone call, I will contact you for a personal interview. I hope to have at least one person hired as soon as possible, so this will be a quick process. I will be hiring two to three additional employees for the fall foliage and winter holiday seasons.