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Are you looking for a high profile career with the advantages of a small town living?

Come work for one of the most recognizable brands in the world; enjoy the benefits of short lines, zero traffic, and incredible local culture. Nestled in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, Zippo Manufacturing Company is a family owned company with a BIG attitude!

Zippo markets in more than 160 countries and is one of the most recognized brands in the world. Based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Zippo has produced more than 550 million windproof lighters, each backed by an unparalleled lifetime guarantee.

Zippo’s diverse product line includes lighter accessories; butane candle lighters; fragrance, eyewear, and lifestyle accessories; and a robust line of heat and flame products for outdoor enthusiasts.

Zippo owns Case Knives based in Bradford, PA and Northern Lights Candles in Wellsville, NY.

Zippo celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2017. If you are interested in a career opportunity with this growing global company, contact us at employment@zippo.com


Career Opportunities

Are you interested in starting an amazing career?

If you are interested in any of the below positions, please submit letter of application, resume, and salary requirements to:

Zippo Manufacturing Co.
Senior Director of Human Resources
33 Barbour Street
Bradford, PA 16701
or email employment@zippo.com 


View additional opportunities within Zippo's family of companies.



    Media Content Producer

    Zippo is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time office hourly opportunity as a Media Content Producer, responsible for creating content to aid in digital marketing campaigns including video and photo content encompassing all Zippo companies.

    Primary Duties:

    • Storyboard, film, and edit video relating to Marketing campaigns

      • Types of video include but are not limited to: commercials, brand videos, product videos, product launch videos, social media videos, YouTube series, video advertising to drive sales, how-to/instructional videos, museum videos, recruitment videos, 360 animations, infomercial (QVC), press format videos, internal training videos, and consumer event or trade-show videos
      • Work with Copywriter to script videos
      • Storyboard to pre-visualize video sequence
      • Edit all video to finished product
        • Import, organize, and cut video to initial sequence
        • Sync, edit, and mix audio
        • Color correct and grade video
        • Export media for appropriate outlet
    • Provide any animation necessary for video
      • Includes transitions, text, effects, and motion graphics
    • Produce photography relating to Digital Marketing campaigns
      • Types of photography include but are not limited to social media, website content and campaigns, e-mail marketing, and 360 photography
      • Edit all photography to finished product
    • Complete other tasks relating to video and photo production
      • Collaboration with agencies, subsidiaries, and distributors
      • Video translations and subtitles
      • Measure and report video performance
      • Analyze all video assets and provide reports
      • Maintain/manage digital assets including photos and video
    • Keep up to date on video equipment and technology
    • Complete other duties or tasks as assigned
    • Perform additional duties or tasks as assigned

    The Successful Candidate Should Have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communication or related field

    • 1-3 years in related field
    • Any combination of experience and education
    • Post-production video training
    • Animation training a plus
    • Demonstrated Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office Suite required
    • Videography/Photography experience
      • Knowledge of RED, Canon, Sony, and GoPro cameras
      • Knowledgeable in the video production process
      • Proficient in composition and basic shot types
      • Drone operation and certification a plus
      • Up to date on brand trends and techniques
    • Video editing experience
      • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, etc.
      • Adaptable to new or different workflows
    • Photo editing / graphics experience: proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
    • Knowledge of multimedia: applications, graphics, animation, and web graphic preparation

    WEB DEVELOPER

    Zippo is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time salaried opportunity as a Web Developer, responsible for building and maintaining websites and other digital assets through effective collaboration with domestic and international teams. The Web Developer will develop and implement UI/UX projects within existing frameworks, work with backend development teams to integrate and maintain web functionality, support websites on multiple platforms and other platforms as needed, run day-to-day web functions, and develop and improve custom applications.

    Primary Duties:

    • Manage daily administrative tasks of all domestic ecommerce websites, CMS & other websites and apps, and assist where needed with international sites.

    • Front-end development of ecommerce websites.
    • Conduct usability and other testing sessions and create solutions to enhance UX and site performance. Utilize Google Website Optimizer or other tools determined to optimize websites to increase visitor conversion rates and overall visitor satisfaction by continually testing different combinations of website content.
    • Gather, analyze, and report web analytics.
    • Work with various departments to develop digital aspects of integrated marketing campaigns, including landing pages, automations, promotions, etc.
    • UX and web development, ensuring technical feasibility and scalability. Ensure all development is responsive for all supported devices.
    • Create functional requirement documents, guides, and consistent comment code.
    • Maintain documentation web development activities, including production logs, bug tracking, program activities, code documentation, guides, and project requirement scopes.
    • Ability to develop and work within sandbox/staging environments, validate, report and launch projects.
    • Develop reusable, scalable site components for distribution among shared sites.
    • Research and recommend new digital partners and apps as needed.
    • Collaborate with other team members, project manager(s), consultants, and stakeholders.
    • Provide development and troubleshooting assistance for websites on various platforms.
    • Maintain and monitor API Connections required for functionality on various websites.
    • Maintain and consistently evaluate all websites to ensure ADA compliance according to the latest standards of WCAG compliance.
    • Manage, track, and deploy marketing tags (snippets of code or tracking pixels) on websites.
    • Assist with training staff on various platforms and sites as needed.
    • Stay up to date on emerging technologies.
    • Other digital platform support as needed.
    • Perform additional duties or special assignments as directed.

    The Successful Candidate Should Have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Web Design, Web Development, or related field, or equivalent training and experience

    • 2 years’ proven work experience developing websites, preferably in design/development environment
    • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (environments, design, development, and deployment)
    • Experience with and knowledge of Google suite of tools
    • Demonstrated proficiency with HTML5, JSON, JQuery, JavaScript Frameworks such as AngularJS, Backbone, Ember, Node, ReactJS, and Shopify Liquid
    • Front End Frameworks experience
    • Experience with RESTful Services, APIs, and good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
    • Experience with building responsive templates and mobile-first design, demonstration of layout aesthetics, and proficient knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues
    • Experience with Content Management Systems and E-commerce Platforms such as Magento, Shopify, Prestashop, and WooCommerce (Shopify is the primary CMS and platform used by Zippo)
    • Methodical testing and debugging experience
    • Working knowledge of Git or other Version Control Systems
    • Understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that applications will adhere and not interfere with SEO best practices
    • Proficiency with UX/UI prototyping and design tools such as Adobe XD
    • Development experience with the Shopify Plus Platform
    • Ability to provide support on platforms such as PrestaShop, Magento, and WordPress
    • Understanding of web development regulations, including ADA compliance and international data handling policies
    • Knowledge of Salesforce development and administration a plus

    GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time hourly opportunity as a Graphic Designer.

    The Graphic Designer is responsible for creatively solving complex graphic design problems to create materials that promote the Zippo Brand and its subsidiaries in the global marketplace.

    *This position resides within Creative Services, not the Design Center that produces artwork for product decoration.

    Primary Duties:

    • Creating design solutions for various forms of creative collateral including catalogs, ads, packaging, retail POS and event signage, web/digital art, and more.

    • Work with internal departments to create a variety of artwork that graphically fulfills company needs by applying visual identity guidelines, typography, composition, and layout elements to multiple collateral types.
    • Advanced photo editing/manipulation.
    • Reviewing and editing proofs/analyzing own finished artwork for accuracy.
    • Assuring deadlines are met.
    • Perform additional duties or special assignments as directed.

    The Successful Candidate Should Have:

    • Associate degree in Graphic Design AND 4 or more years of professional experience OR a similar combination of education and experience.

    • Skillful use of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.
    • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere and Adobe Dimension preferred.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Familiarity with digital asset and project management tools preferred.
    • Strong design and artistic skills.
    • Creative problem-solving skills and adaptability.
    • Ability to work efficiently in a high-volume production environment with regularly shifting priorities.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Keen attention to detail.
    • Thorough knowledge of the four-color printing process, including file preflight, is required.
    • General knowledge of corporate branding guideline adherence.
    • Familiarity with photography, video production, and/or 3D rendering preferred, but not required.

    STAFF ACCOUNTANT

    Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time salaried opportunity as a Staff Accountant.

    This position is responsible for preparing and analyzing business processes and transactions to assure all financial matters: statements, reports, and transactions are properly stated and submitted in a timely manner to business management.

    Daily Responsibilities Include:

    • Financial reporting – monthly financial statement creation, independently create consolidated and individual subsidiary financial statements and supporting reports. Share in monthly financial statement review and analysis. Directly responsible for Mfg/SG&A analysis and reporting. Assist with subsidiary financial narratives. Maintain assigned general ledger account reconciliations.
    • Assist with external Audit coordination – inventory and cost information. Assist with coordinating and maintaining audit schedules.
    • Activity Based Cost/Management – member of ABC/M team, focusing on SG&A Costs. Responsible for maintaining associated ABC models and ensuring timely completion of related ABC/M profitability reports and analysis.
    • Capital Asset expenditure ROI analysis, tracking and calculation of depreciation/amortization.
    • Gainshare monthly and weekly calculations.
    • Perform any other duties, related in nature, which may be assigned.

    The Successful Candidate Should Have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
    • MBA or Masters in Accounting preferred
    • CPA/CMA preferred
    • Strong math and analytical skills
    • Strong Financial Accounting skills
    • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

    PRODUCT ENGINEER

    Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time salaried opportunity as a Product Engineer - responsible for designing and improving quality products that are safe, efficient, and marketable.

    DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES CAN INCLUDE:

    • Initiation and implementation of design changes that improve quality, manufacturability, and reduce costs.
    • Coordination of the development of new products.
    • Implementation of manufacturing and assembly processes.
    • Development of product specifications and testing procedures for new and existing products.
    • Preparing and managing project timelines and supplier contracts.
    • Working with sales and engineering staff to prepare proposals for new projects.
    • Providing engineering support based on knowledge and understanding of product designs.
    • Tracking production issues, and conducting fault isolation and failure analysis.
    • Making professional recommendations to the Quality department in order to correct potential quality issues.
    • Communicating technical product information to management.

    THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
    • 5 years’ experience in a product development, manufacturing, and/or technical environment.
    • Advanced understanding of manufacturing processes and common procedures.
    • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • In depth knowledge of 3D CAD software

    Our Company

    We are a company with a superior reputation worldwide, unparalleled customer service, deep-rooted loyalty to our employees and consumers, and a profound commitment to renewable resources long before being “green” was in.

    OUR PEOPLE

    We value and appreciate our employees and are committed to treating everyone with fairness and respect. Our goal is to create an environment that draws upon the strengths and differences of each individual to bring fresh and innovative ideas to life. Talented professionals are the key to our success. We need experienced leaders who consistently embrace change while generating enthusiasm and challenging others to high performance. Hard work, knowledge, and commitment are rewarded. Our benefits, compensation, and development programs are designed to attract and retain the most talented workforce in the industry.

    DIVERSITY

    Zippo Manufacturing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

    TRADITIONAL VALUES

    Zippo is a family-owned company instilled with traditional values. Our mission to “build your product with integrity, stand behind it 100% and success will follow” is as true today as it was more than 80 years ago.

    COMPENSATION

    Zippo offers a competitive salary and a wide range of employee benefits.