After reducing its permanent workforce during the years following the 2008 US recession, Harley-Davidson decided to use a more flexible workforce strategy, hiring temporary workers when customer demands require a ramp up in production.
Harley-Davidson’s Springettsbury Township Vehicle Operations in York, Pennsylvania is currently starting the hiring of 400 casual workers, part of a seasonal surge in production. Temporary worker salaries range from $16.75 to $23.30 per hour. The jobs start at the end of January and run through the end of May. To apply, visit the factory at 1425 Eden Road, York, Pennsylvania to pick up an application or request to be contacted through H-Dflexibleworkforce.com.
Most of the year, Harley’s production schedule is 80 hours per week. Last year, the company’s first surge, Harley hired about 200 temporary workers to help the plant cover 100 weekly production hours. This year, the site will operate in full blown surge mode, producing motorcycles 120 hours per week. Harley-Davidson’s York Vehicle Operations makes more than 60 percent of the company’s motorcycles. Employees perform assembling Touring, Trike and Softail® models, as well as limited production, factory-custom motorcycles. In addition, they perform a variety of manufacturing operations, including fabrication, welding, polishing and painting. Employees also produce a wide range of current and replacement parts for various models. (Fun Fact: Produced bomb casing as recently as the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s)