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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 600 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 Company
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
33 Barbour Street
Bradford, PA 16701
or email employment@zippo.com 


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        MANAGER, BRAND MARKETING INITIATIVES

        Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a salaried, full-time, and majority remote employment opportunity as a Manager, Brand Marketing Initiatives-responsible for assisting with the development and execution of comprehensive marketing plans and for tactical marketing opportunities to develop sales, build brand equity, and increase awareness of the Zippo brand. This position works directly with Sales, Marketing, Innovation, agencies, and customers to address business challenges through strategic marketing initiatives.

        What you’ll do:

        • Coordinate and execute all aspects of corporate catalog and brochure creation such as trends identification, design ideation sessions, consumer testing, product selection, catalog/brochure creation, proofing and distribution.
        • Collaborate with Brand Manager and Sales team to develop and implement Point of Purchase materials for all channels and markets.
        • Works in coordination with the Brand Manager to manage assigned categories of business.
        • Assess opportunities with promotional partners, vendors, and service providers and provide guidance to Brand Manager on fit with current goals.
        • Collaborate with Sales teams to identify trade marketing needs and develop support plans
        • Manage Zippo marketing events and logistics including the Zippo Encore music program, Zippo tradeshows, international festivals, marketing summits, corporate events, international and domestic sales meetings, etc.
        • Manage marketing event logistics such as locations, contracts, transportation, catering, entertainment, attendee or participant lists, special guests, equipment, promotional materials etc.
        • Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, and safety obligations
        • Direct, supervise, and provide leadership for event staffing and marketing/logistics employees
        • Cooperate with PR team to promote and publicize events
        • Assist in execution of new product launches, marketing strategies, and present research findings.
        • Assist in developing promotional programs to grow sales and build brand equity.
        • Assist in developing corporate partnerships and sponsorships as well as with the execution of consumer promotions plans.
        • Assist Brand Manager in development and execution of marketing plans.
        • Coordinate the implementation of processes to strengthen communication, improve efficiencies, and increase morale between Marketing and other departments.
        • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day.
        • Research and plan marketing efforts and upcoming events across various platforms and cross functional teams.
        • Under the direction of the Brand Manager-develop, manage, & control the Tradeshow & Events budgets.
        • Ensure timely execution and production of key event/tradeshow deliverables (such as signage, ads, marketing materials, video content, etc.).
        • Manage vendor contracts; exercise diligence in tracking expenses to meet expense/budget goals.
        • Manage invoice approval and submission for payment.
        • Produce international shipping invoices for wind proof lighters and promotional products shipments.
        • Propose ideas to improve event quality.
        • Assist with creating and receiving approvals of all social media content that relates to events and tradeshows.
        • Some travel, including international, is required (less than 10%).

         

        What you’ll need:

        • Bachelor’s degree in marketing/business or related (or equivalent)
        • 3-5 years of marketing experience
        • Proven event coordination experience of 5+ years
        • Sales skills and ability to build productive business relationships
        • Strong project management skills
        • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
        • Ability to influence others
        • Ability to lead staff and external vendors to maximize productivity of department
        • Excellent knowledge of show/event environment
        • Ability to deal with confidential tasks, with total discretion
        • Results-oriented nature
        • Self-starter /comfortable “figuring it out” mindset
        • Cross-functional project team experience
        • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
        • Knowledge of AX operating system preferred

        MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

        Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time and salaried employment opportunity as a Manufacturing Engineer-responsible for developing and improving processes and products through investigation and change application.

        What you’ll do:

        • Develop and manage small to medium size projects and the reporting there of at the direction of the Department Supervisor.
        • Prepare budgets and timelines and assemble meetings on projects assigned.
        • Make recommendation on capital budget projects and research projects.
        • Formulate corrective action reports base on testing and research, recommend design and / or process changes and implement design or process changes as approved.
        • Research new processes, operations, and manufacturing equipment at the direction of the department manager.
        • Develop, set-up and test new equipment and processes as deemed appropriate.
        • Perform mechanical design work utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD) as needed.
        • Use computer and necessary software to write reports. Develop spreadsheet, chart table, graphs to support reports written.
        • Maintain contact and working relations with outside suppliers on projects as assigned.
        • Help train and instruct Associate Engineers, Manufacturing Specialists and Technicians as directed by the Department Supervisor.
        • Perform any other duties related in nature which may be assigned.

         What you’ll need:

        • Bachelor’s degree in the applied technical area
        • Knowledge of manufacturing and quality practices
        • Computer Aided Design (CAD) experience
        • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Autodesk, or other 3D software
        • Knowledge of AX operating system preferred

         


        SALES ASSISTANT - ZIPPO/CASE MUSEUM

        Zippo is currently seeking qualified applicants for multiple part-time/temporary openings (25 to 40 hours weekly at $14 hourly) as a Sales Assistant at the Zippo/Case Museum & Flagship Store. This position will require time flexibility as work will primarily take place on weekends with opportunity for additional hours during the week.

        The Sales Assistant will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Museum & Flagship Store Manager and other Museum & Flagship Store staff with various tasks to support the overall operation of the store, ensuring maximum sales and profitability. Additionally, the Sales Assistant will also be responsible for providing support and assisting in the organization and documentation of Archives.

        What you’ll do:

        • Assist with coordinating visual presentation of store, sales floor, and displays to ensure a consistent and quality store experience for customers while maximizing revenue and customer satisfaction.
        • Assist with inventory control.
        • Become knowledgeable of products to be able to educate customers regarding product features and benefits.
        • Promote and process sales at the Zippo/Case Museum & Flagship Store.
        • Handle daily cash receipts as stated in procedures.
        • Ensure company security procedures are being followed.
        • Execute company policies and procedures.
        • Uphold company image of quality to promote customer satisfaction and retention.
        • Assist with special events as needed.
        • Assist with marketing initiatives as assigned.
        • Assist with organization and documentation of the Archives.
        • Assist with preparing, uploading, and updating images/information uploaded to the ARC.
        • Assist with researching requests, cataloguing objects, organizing physical assets, electronic database data entry, digitizing paper assets, photographing assets, filing, and providing materials for promotions, special collectibles, and packaging.
        • Perform related duties or special assignments as directed.

         What you’ll need:

        • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of retail and/or customer service experience
        • Inclination to work weekends and holidays
        • Ability to move medium to large items weighing up to 50 pounds

        *Normal business hours at the Zippo/Case Museum are Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Open all holidays except for New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

         


        CORPORATE COUNSEL

        Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a salaried, full-time, and full remote employment opportunity as a Corporate Counsel-responsible for handling a variety of assigned legal projects within the Legal department and applying subject matter knowledge; requires capacity to understand specific needs or requirements to apply skills/knowledge. Also responsible for assisting with drafting, negotiating, reviewing, and summarizing a wide variety of contracts, as well as for advising on other company legal issues, including contracts, regulatory compliance, data privacy, intellectual property, product safety and other areas as assigned. This role will share responsibility for legal affairs for all domestic entities (Zippo Manufacturing Company, W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company and Northern Lights Enterprises, Inc. – “Company”).

        What you’ll do:

        • Support the company’s contract legal review process, including intake, reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of contracts
        • Conduct legal research and prepare reports of various topics as requested by the Associate General Counsel and/or General Counsel
        • Provide day-to-day legal counseling advice to Company stakeholders on various matters
        • Assist in drafting legal documents, corporate policies, resolutions, and other legal or related documents
        • Provide support in data privacy and protection matters, including collection, use and retention of data
        • Provide support in regulatory matters and their application to various departments within the Company
        • Provide support in intellectual property prosecution and enforcement matters
        • Assist in supervision of and oversee work completed by paralegal
        • Provide support (as needed) on product safety issues, including response to consumer incident reports, product liability litigation, and product recall.
        • Provide support (as needed) on company litigation matters, including coordinating with outside counsel.
        • Provide support (as needed) on certain business merger/acquisition transactions, including non-disclosure agreements, due diligence, and coordinating outside counsel

        What you’ll need:

        • Law Degree from an accredited law school with successful passing of the Bar in at least one jurisdiction
        • License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (or ability and commitment to obtain a limited PA Corporate Counsel License)
        • To be located within 3 hours from Bradford, PA, with the ability to travel to headquarters for orientation and periodically through the year
        • At least five years’ experience as a business attorney; in-house experience preferred
        • Knowledge of legal principles and practices
        • Experience with interpreting applicable federal and state laws, conducting information and organizing material into manageable form, applying data collected to resolve problems, formulating recommendations, proposals, and counter proposals, and preparing and presenting effective written and oral reports
        • Ability to respond to inquiries from regulatory agencies, customers, consumers, and business community
        • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
        • Preferred experience with document management system and legal knowledge database

         


        DIGITAL ADVERTISING STRATEGIST

        Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a salaried, full-time, and full remote employment opportunity as a Digital Advertising Strategist-responsible for the development, execution, optimization, and evaluation of multi-channel paid digital marketing programs designed to meet business objectives of all Zippo Manufacturing Company’s brands (Zippo Manufacturing Company and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company)

        Primary Duties Include:

        (Digital Marketing)

        • Primary focus on the management of paid digital marketing systems and programs which include email, SMS/RCS (mobile messaging), SEM (search engine marketing).
        • Manage Google pay-per-click marketing campaigns with assigned budgets. Create and authorize a budget assignment for all ads, manage supporting agency partnerships, monitor program spending to maximize returns, and report on performance.
        • Develop and execute email/SMS promotions, product launches and channel updates for promotions in collaboration with the marketing and brand teams, sales, and other stakeholders.
        • Develop, maintain, and ensure the growth, integrity, and security of subscription-based marketing. programs.
        • Focus on optimizing digital marketing channels & programs ROI.
        • Develop, implement, and manage email/SMS/SEM marketing program best practices domestically and internationally. Create digital marketing content for distribution on global channels. Provide marketing assets and recommendations to international Zippo partners for global campaigns.
        • Document use of Cookies, Pixel Tags, and other technologies used to collect consumer data.
        • Ensure the collection and processing of any PII is in compliance with applicable data protection rules. Keep up to date on all digital marketing best practices, applicable laws, and compliance standards, and ensure public facing data collection policies are up to date and in compliance.
        • Document use of applicable technologies used to collect consumer data.
        • Ensure digital marketing initiatives comply with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level A & AA or most current guidelines.
        • Identify marketing digital infrastructure improvements which will grow marketing program capabilities.
        • Must be able to work across teams for Zippo.com, CaseKnives.com, Subsidiaries and Distributors as needed.
        • Develop and document systems processes and workflows.
        • Work closely with stakeholders and internal departments to ensure program expectations are met at a domestic and global level.

        (Other Responsibilities)

        • Manage special projects, coordinate meetings with stakeholders, and determine, authorize, and direct changes in processes and procedures as needed.
        • Monitor, track and confirm all digital budget expenses.
        • Some travel (domestic and international) may be required.
        • Attend training and conferences as required to keep up with current trends and best practices.
        • Other projects as assigned.

        The Successful Candidate should have:

        • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, or related field
        • Direct experience in marketing or related field, paid digital marketing experience preferred
        • Demonstrated experience with strategies B2C email marketing and creating paid marketing content
        • Experience working with paid marketing platforms such as Google Marketing (Google Ads and Google Analytics)
        • Knowledge of Shopify and Klaviyo preferred
        • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite or similar preferred
        • Advanced SEO and SEM knowledge
        • Knowledge of HTML/CSS/ JavaScript preferred
        • Understanding of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level A & AA or most current guidelines
        • Must be able to work flexible times to adjust to seasonal demands and necessary work volume
        • Must be able to multitask effectively and possess the ability to work cross-functionally while managing subordinates and coordinating with cross-departmental teams
        • Ability to troubleshoot root cause issues
        • Working knowledge of API protocols and XML files
        • Must be skilled with hands-on development of creative marketing materials
        • Must keep up to date on trends and best practices


          ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

          Zippo is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time hourly Engineering Specialist employment opportunity-responsible for assisting engineers and manufacturing personnel in developing and improving processes and products through investigation and testing.

          Primary Duties:

          • Provide support to the manufacturing operation by working with manufacturing personnel in solving problems as they arise.
          • Develop and conduct a variety of experiments under the supervision of the Engineering staff. Collect and analyze data from tests and experiments making recommendations on corrective action or improvements.
          • Set-up and test new equipment and process as deemed appropriate. Monitor and record problems with process and mechanical equipment at the direction of the Engineering staff.
          • Comprehension and use of measurement equipment needed for Quality and Process Control as well as Analysis.
          • Use computer and necessary software to write reports. Develop spreadsheets, charts table, graphs to support reports written.
          • Read and interpret engineering drawings and other engineering related documentation including charts and formulas.
          • Problem Solving of Integrated Systems; Electromechanical Devices, Components, Systems, Software, Firmware and Computers. Mechanical aptitude and ability required for Diagnosis and Repair of Machinery.
          • Develop and maintain detailed departmental records with inventory tracking. Write and keep detailed records of process control documentation including test parameters, observations of tests, memos, reports and operating procedures, including other engineering related documentation.
          • Knowledge of product and functional quality. This requires knowledge of quality improvements as they pertain to the functions being performed.
          • Perform any other duties, related in nature, which may be assigned.

          The Successful Candidate Should Have:

          • Technical degree preferred - minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent business-related experience
          • Knowledge of Manufacturing and Quality practices
          • Experience in Mechanical Machinery and Process Design problem solving
          • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
          • Knowledge of AX operating system a plus

           


          PRODUCT ENGINEER 

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

          Primary Duties:

          Initiate and implement design changes that improve quality, manufacturability, and reduce costs.

          • Coordinate the development of new products.
          • Implement manufacturing and assembly processes.
          • Develop product specifications and testing procedures for new and existing products.
          • Prepare and manage project timelines and supplier contracts.
          • Work with sales and engineering staff to prepare proposals for new projects.
          • Provide engineering support based on knowledge and understanding of product designs.
          • Track production issues and conduct fault isolation and failure analysis.
          • Make professional recommendations to the Quality department to correct potential quality issues.
          • Communicate technical product information to management.
          • Perform any other duties, related in nature, which may be assigned.

          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

                        TOOL & DIE MAKER

                        Zippo, a leader in the lighter manufacturing industry, is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time hourly opportunity as a Tool & Die Maker. 

                        The successful candidate will perform activities to build new, repair, adjust, maintain, and make replacement parts for a variety of existing tools, dies, jigs, spare parts, fixtures, etc. Additionally, the candidate must possess safe work methods and ensure compliance with all company requirements (i.e. regulatory, safety, etc.) in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

                        Responsibilities include reading and interpreting complex drawings, blueprints, sketches, and dimensional information. Must be able to use a variety of precision measurement equipment to evaluate in-process and completed work against print requirements. Set up, test, operate, and make minor changes to CNC equipment and programs.

                        Required skills include:

                        • journeyman skill and/or experience level
                        • practice shop mathematics and dimension determinations
                        • disassemble and assemble machinery and dies
                        • inspect components

                                                             Applicants must be self-motivated and possess good leadership qualities. Effective interaction with a broad spectrum of people internal and external to the organization required.


                                                            MANUFACTURING POSITIONS AVAILABLE

                                                            We currently have several manufacturing positions available on first and second shift:   

                                                            • Monday through Friday 6 am – 2 pm 
                                                            • Monday through Friday 3 pm – 11 pm 

                                                            Sign on bonus and shift differential available.       

                                                            Please contact Walker Business and Staffing Services at  rebecca@walkerservices.com or britt@walkerservices.com or 814-362-4650 to apply. 


                                                            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.