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Employees

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 also owns Ronson Consumer Products Company, a brand of lighters and fuel, and W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company, both based in Bradford. Case is an American manufacturer of premium, hand-crafted knives that are passed down for generations.  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


AP/AR ASSOCIATE

Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking a qualified applicant for a full time hourly opportunity as an AP/AR Associate.

The primary function of this position is to perform all accounts payable/receivable tasks as assigned in accordance with prescribed procedures and practices.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of monthly general ledger closing assignments.
  • Daily processing of payments as received from the lockbox
  • Processing payments through World Pay
  • Accounting for wires, ACHs, and credit cards as received daily
  • Sort and mail daily invoices
  • Handle account inquiries from Credit and other sources
  • Keeping control sheets and balancing them to the general ledger
  • Maintain sales worksheet for ZCVC
  • Various reconciliations and related journal entries
  • Back-up daily invoicing print job and credit card processing
  • Take deposits to the local bank and process payments
  • Perform related duties or special assignments as directed
  • Maintain cash reports
  • Work with the Case Collector Club to maintain Case Collector Club accounts per promotions

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent business related experience
  • One to two years’ experience in relevant field
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of AX Operating System

 


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 CAN 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

 


QUALITY ENGINEER

Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking a qualified applicant for a full time salaried opportunity in our Engineering and Manufacturing Division for a Quality Engineer.

The primary function of this position is to ensure that the quality of all parts produced meet or exceed all expectations.  The successful candidate must quickly and effectively take action when non-conformances are discovered, and must maintain the most recent interpretations of the quality system requirements, therefore ensuring documented practices meet the true interpretation of quality management system standards. 

DUTIES NOT LIMITED TO THE LIST BELOW:

  • Collaborate with quality and engineering personnel to determine critical part features and review manufacturability of design. 
  • Make recommendations to modify part specifications and tolerances as necessary to support cost effective production.
  • Provide engineering support to operations ensuring consistent application of quality techniques.
  • Determine when process stability and capability studies should be performed on existing processes.  Review and analyze results.  Recommend changes to processes based upon findings and perform follow up to verify effectiveness.
  • Maintain Control Plans and FMEA's throughout the life of the part.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in managing a certified quality management system
  • Demonstrated exceptional mechanical aptitude
  • Proven track record of driving continuous quality improvement in a manufacturing environment
  • Customer quality assurance experience
  • Previous audit experience
  • Knowledge of AX operating system.

 


PROGRAMMER ANALYST

Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking a qualified Programmer Analyst for a full-time, salaried opportunity in their Information Technology department.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Programmer Analyst will provide 2nd tier support of software systems, analyze business requirements, and provide new solutions or enhancements to existing applications.  The candidate will be a member of the Applications Group providing project and end-user support.  The Programmer Analyst will report to the Information Systems Manager and will be responsible for the following:

  • Participating as an active team member in all assigned projects and support tickets.
  • Consulting with project managers, stakeholders, and vendors to define program intent, identify problems, and implement change requests.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving application issues in a timely manner.
  • Providing analysis and enhancements to existing applications.
  • Independently design program specifications, write code, and test software.
  • Implement and maintain complex queries, stored procedures, and databases.
  • All other assigned duties.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Necessary

    • Programming:
      • 7-10 years in the manufacturing sector.
      • 7-10 years with the Microsoft .NET Framework.
      • 7-10 years writing performant queries in Microsoft SQL Server.
      • Experience in all phases of the SDLC.
      • Experience using VCS in a distributed environment.
    • Business analysis:
      • Must be able to conduct requirements gathering and perform functional analysis.
    • Project Management:
      • Must be able to create project estimates and prioritize tasks.
      • Must be able to take a lead programming role.
    • Self-starter.
      • Must be able to work independently, anticipate learning needs, and react accordingly.

    Preferred

    • Programming:
      • 5-10 years with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
      • Experience implementing design and architecture patterns.
      • Experience using SCM tools and techniques.
      • Experience using TFS in a distributed environment.
   

ENGINEERS

Zippo is seeking engineering professionals.

Candidates must have at least five to ten years of experience in providing engineering services and support to manufacturing operations; demonstrated experience with directing supporting resources; able to develop, source, implement, and maintain manufacturing technologies for automated assembly equipment, fabrication tooling, and machines for forming, bonding, machining, finishing, and decoration processes; and experience at a high level of expertise with the use of CAD technologies.

Previous work experiences with integrated automated inspection technologies, various assembly processes and lean/continuous improvement methods are considered a plus.

A bachelor’s degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering is required.

     


      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.