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Employee holding knife

Come work for one of the most well-known names in the history of cutlery makers. At Case, we value and appreciate our employees and treat each and every one with fairness and respect. You’ll not only receive a competitive salary with a wide range of employee benefits, but you’ll also enjoy the affordable living, friendly atmosphere, and natural beauty surrounding Bradford, PA.

Are you interested in starting an amazing career with Case?  Please visit our job postings by clicking Case or one of our family of companies below.

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Manufacturing Opportunities

If you are interested in working in one of our manufacturing plants creating and shipping these quality products to customers around the world?  If so, please submit your resume/interest in any of the positions below submit your letter of application, resume, and salary requirements to or the address below.

W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery
Director of Human Resources
50 Owens Way
Bradford, PA 16701 


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



HAFTER - Second Shift

Hafting is the art of hand crafting and shaping handles for our knives.

Primary Duties:

  • Performing the various skills of hafting (shaping) a Case knife, including but not limited to:
    • Color (Sand) Backs: The backs and ends are colored (sanded) to remove any die tear or grind lines.
    • Hard Buffing: To take sharp edge of the bolster off and blend in the cut edge.
    • Turn Bolsters: Properly removing the nail head, while shaping the bolster.
    • Turn and Color Covers: To blend bolsters with entire cover, to give customer desired product.
    • Cutting Slopes/Edges/Fronts: To make the knife user friendly and comfortable to handle.
    • Grease Buff: Remove all grind lines from a hafted knife.
  • Perform sandpaper/belt changes as required.
  • Perform various wheel changes as required.
  • Breaking in the new buff/raking down buff, as necessary.
  • Properly applying grease buff to sandpaper.
  • Determine quality levels and perform inspection of product, performing required inspection before, during and after hafting.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of the work area during and upon his or her completion of jobs.
  • Take instructions from supervisors.
  • Assist Engineering/Quality departments as needed.
  • Other duties as required.



Our Company

Case is owned by Zippo Manufacturing Company, makers of the world-famous Zippo® windproof lighter, another family-owned business based in Bradford. The company’s original knife concepts and manufacturing methods have been recognized with awards and features from major print publications, international trade organizations and events, broadcast television shows, and major motion pictures.


W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Co. 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.