JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Work at Great Harvest Bread Co.


What do you want to do at Great Harvest Bread Company? 

We have two main types of jobs:

PRODUCTION (they make our products), CUSTOMER SERVICE (they sell them) and DRIVERS (they get our products to our stores). Job experience in any one area, while helpful, is not required. More important to us at Great Harvest Herndon is an enthusiasm for our products and an excitement to help our customers.  It is important to realize that we function as a team, and although you may have one title, we prefer to cross-train employees so you can jump in and help wherever needed.

There are a few things that are expected of each and every employee: 
  • Greeting Customers
  • Cleaning!
  • Moving Fast!
  • Positive Attitude
  • Integrity
PRODUCTION POSITIONS
Bread production (sponge & dough) - Baking phenomenal bread is what our business is all about. Can you get up early (3:30 a.m.); do easy math calculations before dawn, follow directions, stay focused and work quickly and efficiently? Are you deadline and detail oriented? Bread making combines art and science, and you must be able to master both. Not for the faint-hearted, but oh-so-rewarding!

Goodies production - Our goodies production people love to bake, and take pride in their scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls and cookies. Can you hit the ground running at 4:00 a.m.? Work quickly and efficiently, multi-task, clean up after yourself, and plan ahead? Then consider putting a smile on our customers’ faces by baking our phenomenal goodies.

Bread kneader - When dough hits the kneading table (approximately 7:00 a.m.), you go to work. You have to work quickly and efficiently. Kneading dough is an art, more than a science, and is critical to baking phenomenal bread. We’ll teach you what you “knead” to know, but you have to show you are willing to learn and settle for nothing less than near perfection.

Baker (proofer/oven operator) - It sounds simple: you wait until the bread rises, get it into the oven, and take it out when it’s done. Ah, but when you’re operating a 40-pan oven, juggling five or six types of breads, not so simple. Are you up for the challenge?  This position may also involve kneading and production preparation.  This position usually starts at 7:00 a.m.

CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITIONS
Front counter - Our customers can buy bread, goodies, and sandwiches just about anywhere. What entices them into Great Harvest Bread Company (besides phenomenal products)? You! The folks behind our front counter set our store apart from all others. Can you put a smile on your face even when you don’t feel like it? Can you keep your cool under pressure, accept criticism graciously, and create a WOW experience for every customer that walks into our store? Are you naturally friendly and helpful? And are you willing to jump in and help where needed? Product knowledge and the ability to educate, and sell to, our customers is important.

DRIVERS
Drivers – Our drivers are responsible for getting bread and other goodies from our Herndon Virginia bakery to our retail outlets in Vienna and Ashburn. The drivers will load our van in Herndon and then drive to our other locations and help the staff at the retail locations place the bread on the racks. You will have to lift a ramp that weighs approximately 30 pounds and you may even help bag cookies in Herndon in the morning. Most days you will make two runs from Herndon to Ashburn and Vienna. It is important that this be done quickly and safely. You must be 25 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license with no tickets.  

If you are interested in joining us, please click on the position you would like to apply to see the details and then fill out the application by clicking on the orange button below.
  • Great Harvest in Herndon is searching for great people! Our goal is to recruit the nicest, most generous, honest and authentic people we can find. If you have a good sense of humor, an outgoing personality, strong character, and don't mind staying in shape by moving fast making great bread, goodies then you might be just the type of person we're looking for. Main duties will be Goodies production and Baker (proofer/oven operator) but you will also learn the sponge and dough process and be the backup for our sponge and dough baker. You will also learn how to knead and shape dough the Great Harvest way. Experience preferred. Below is a brief description of some of the duties. We start at 2:00 AM on Tuesdays and Saturdays and at 4:00 AM Wednesday through Friday. This position averages 35 to 40 hours a week. Must be able to work long hours during the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. We bake overnight during those weeks and well into the next day. We pay a competitive salary.

    Duties to include:

    • Bread production (sponge & dough)

    Baking phenomenal bread is what our business is all about. Can you get up early, start time is 2:00 AM Tues, Sat and 4:00 AM Wed-Fri; do easy math calculations before dawn, follow directions, stay focused and work quickly and efficiently? Are you deadline and detail oriented? Bread making combines art and science, and you must be able to master both. Not for the faint-hearted, but oh-so-rewarding!

    • Goodies production

    Our goodies production people love to bake, and take pride in their tea loaves, scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls and cookies. Can you hit the ground running at 2:00 Tues, Sat and 4:00 AM Wed-Fri Work quickly and efficiently, multi-task, clean up after yourself, and plan ahead? Then consider putting a smile on our customers’ faces by baking our phenomenal goodies.

    • Bread kneader

    When dough hits the kneading table (5:00 Tues, Sat and 7:00 a.m. Wed-Fri), you go to work. You have to work quickly and efficiently. Kneading dough is an art, more than a science, and is critical to baking phenomenal bread. We’ll teach you what you “knead” to know, but you have to show you are willing to learn and settle for nothing less than near perfection.

    • Baker (proofer/oven operator)

    It sounds simple: you wait until the bread rises, get it into the oven, and take it out when it’s done. Ah, but when you’re operating a 48-pan oven, juggling five or six types of breads, not so simple. Are you up for the challenge?  This position may also involve kneading and production preparation.  This position is combined with Goodies production and starts 2:00 AM Tues, Sat and 4:00 AM Wed-Fri.

    • Cleaning

    All bakers are expected to clean up after themselves and help with sweeping, moping, washing pots, pans, utensils, wiping down counters, etc.

    • Prep

    All bakers are expected to help prepare for the next day by chopping apples, cheese, and restocking supplies.While you will not be doing each of these jobs daily, you will be exposed to and be expected to be able to step in and help with each and act as a backup when someone is out.
  • Great Harvest in Herndon is searching for great people! Our current need is for a kneader. Our goal is to recruit the nicest, most generous, honest and authentic people we can find. If you have a good sense of humor, an outgoing personality, strong character, and don't mind staying in shape by moving fast making great bread, goodies then you might be just the type of person we're looking for. Below is a brief description of some of the duties.

    When dough hits the kneading table (approximately 5:00 AM Tuesday and Saturday 7:00 AM Wednesday through Friday.), you go to work. You must work quickly and efficiently. Kneading dough is an art, more than a science, and is critical to baking phenomenal bread. We’ll teach you what you “knead” to know, but you must show you are willing to learn and settle for nothing less than near perfection. In addition to kneading and shaping, you will be expected to restock supplies, clean and prep for the following day. This is a part-time position and is 10-15 hours per week during most of the year. During Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter it is between 20-25 hours per week or more.

    We pay a competitive salary.
  • Great Harvest in Herndon is searching for great people! Our current need is for customer service associates for our Herndon and Ashburn location. Our goal is to recruit the nicest, most generous, honest and authentic people we can find. If you have a good sense of humor, an outgoing personality, strong character, and don't mind staying in shape by moving fast to serve our customers, then you might be just the type of person we're looking for. Main duties will be providing great customer service, cleaning, bagging bread, restocking merchandise making sure the store is clean and well stocked. This position is part-time and averages 15 to 25 hours a week. Must be able to work mornings, afternoons and evening shifts as well as long hours during the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. Great for retirees, moms and those who want a fun place in which to work. We pay a competitive salary plus you get to take home a loaf of bread or a package of goodies at the end of your shift!

    Duties to include:
    • Running fast to help customers
    • Learn about our breads and make suggestions to customers
    • Giving away free slices of bread
    • Bagging/boxing breads, cookies scones, muffins and more
    • Make change accurately
    • Sweep, mop, dust in other words, clean
  • Great Harvest in Herndon is searching for great people! Our current need is for a customer service manager for our Ashburn location. Our goal is to recruit the nicest, most generous, honest and authentic people we can find. If you have a good sense of humor, an outgoing personality, strong character, and don't mind staying in shape by moving fast to serve our customers, then you might be just the type of person we're looking for. Main duties will be providing great customer service, hiring terrific staff, training, scheduling, merchandising making sure the store is clean and well stocked. This position averages 35 to 40 hours a week. Must be able to work long hours during the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. We pay a competitive salary

    Duties to include:

    As Needed

    • Oversee Staff Scheduling - Hire/Fire – monitor hours
    • Be Backup Staffing
    • Oversee Training 
    • Monitor wage levels 
    • Ordering – making sure everything is there when needed. 
    • Maintain/update crew cleaning and other task checklists 
    • Handle personnel issues with guidance.
    • Help develop policies that will help our Ashburn store grow.

    Daily

    • Oversee Customer Service:  
    • Are we “running fast to help customers”?
    • Are we fun, knowledgeable, and fast?
    • Make sure staff understands the importance of Customer Service.
    • Make sure there is change available for the registers

    Oversee Merchandising

    • Signage, full & attractive product displays, “wall of bread” look,  clean/organized customer & sales area 

    Oversee Crews

    • Monitor efficiency of time, tasks, and skills. 
    • Make sure we have the right staff at the right times and not over or under staffed.Make sure people are trained on closing and cash procedures. Be the point of contact if someone calls in.
    • Be unpredictable. Stop in when the crew may not expect you to.

    Weekly

    Do at least one winning hearts box and deliver to a local business, someplace where we should expect to see extra business as a result or someplace that already gives us business. Law offices or other types of offices in the area that may have morning meetings and decide to order a breakfast catered in.

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