At Harley-Davidson, you’re family, especially when you work there

At Harley-Davidson, you’re family, especially when you work there
By: Julia Demma Last Updated: February 10, 2020

When you become a staff member at a Harley-Davidson dealer, you’re joining more than a new place of work –you’re joining a family of bikers across the country.

Working at Harley involves living out your passions, building bonds with customers and co-workers, and having fun in the process.

“It’s a fun business. Everything we do at Harley is fun, from the motorcycles to the clothing, and the opportunity to work with and get to know Harley’s customer base. They are so passionate about the brand and that’s contagious,” said Jeff Haggerty, General Manager at Harley-Davidson of Michigan City and Valparaiso.

Ginger Misch, one of Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso’s most beloved employees, has been working at the store for 21 years, and she still remembers the first time she walked through the company’s doors.

“I walked into what would quickly become a little family,” Misch said. “I come to work every day excited to see returning faces and meet new customers. Harley-Davidson has the most unique customer base you’ll ever come across. They are extremely charitable, helpful, and passionate. People will come into the store just to say hello because they haven’t seen me in a while.”

David Brumley, Sales Associate at Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso, took the position almost 15 years ago not knowing it would shape his life in a way he never expected. 

“There are so many people out there who physically have the Harley-Davidson symbol tattooed on their bodies. Being part of a company that so many people feel so strongly about is pretty cool,” he said.

Brumley enjoys the family-oriented values that Harley-Davidson exudes.

“It definitely has that family-feel. I’m close with everyone here—we’re just about as close as it gets to a family,” he said. “I never pictured myself being in one place for 15 years, but I’m glad that has been my reality. Every day I kind of feel like I’ve found my home,” Brumley said.

Interested in joining the Harley-Davidson family? You’re in luck –the Michigan City and Valparaiso locations are hiring:

Full-time Parts Counter Associate (Michigan City and Valparaiso)

The Harley-Davidson team is looking for a motivated individual to join our team Full-Time as a Parts Associate. The Parts Associate is responsible for taking care of the customer at the counter, answering questions regarding needed parts, working with Mechanics to coordinate Service orders, and other duties as needed.

Customer service is a priority. Harley-Davidson has an excellent benefits package that includes: Health, & Life Insurance, 401k, and Paid Vacation.

Ideal candidates should have a background in retail, flexible availability, good communication skills with an emphasis on customer interaction, attention to detail, and basic computer skills. It also wouldn't hurt to have a passion for all things Harley-Davidson, whether you currently ride or not. So, if you're interested in being part of an amazing department within an iconic brand, apply today!

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Service Writer (Valparaiso)

The Award-Winning Harley-Davidson Dealership needs friendly, high energy motorcycle enthusiasts with a passion for being on two wheels to join their service team. Do you have the following qualifications?

  • Able to assist Service department manager in maintaining a smooth-running efficient service department with a high degree of customer satisfaction.
  • Document problems and service needs accurately, and clearly describe them on the repair order.
  • Estimate costs and completion times at point of sale. Clearly communicate them to customer.
  • Become familiar and efficient with all phases of the computer system required for service and parts management
  • Knowledge and experience with servicing Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and other products sold by the dealership, or the demonstrated ability to quickly learn them.
  • Experience with point-of-sale and Parts and Service management computer software or the ability to quickly learn due to general knowledge and experience with computers.
  • Have a current motorcycle endorsement

More information.

If you are interested in working for one of the top Harley-Davidson dealerships in Indiana, email your resume to jeff@hdvalpo.com, apply online at https://www.hdvalpo.com/apply-online-and-join-us--xcareers, or stop in the stores at 1151 US Hwy 30, Valparaiso, IN 46385 and/or 2968 US-421, Michigan City, IN 46360.