Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Sr Technician - Product Development in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Sr Technician - Product Development

Date:Sep 12, 2017

Location:Winston Salem, NC, US


Reynolds American Incorporated (NYSE: RAI) is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company—the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall.

The Senior Technician will perform routine and complex assignments to support the Cigarette Product Development group within R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The position requires collaboration with department management, project leaders and cross functionally with members of other R&D functional areas. With moderate guidance, he or she must be capable of performing routine tasks using existing systems and assist with the execution of project plans. The individual must be able to perform in a highly diverse, multi-functional environment and communicate effectively to deliver against goals.


  • Perform technical assignments such as laboratory submissions and data summarization to support departmental project initiatives

  • Support product developers by writing development tests, assisting with sample production and completing required documentation

  • Perform project management tasks in support of current and future strategies

  • Complete assignments in a timely manner with skill and accuracy to support a variety of initiatives and deadlines

  • Prioritize work assignments in alignment with business needs


  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and able to learn new computer systems and software

  • Excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication and presentation skills

  • The individual must possess strong project management and technical competence with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

  • Strong work ethic and results driven

  • Self-motivated and works with a sense of urgency


  • Four year degree in science/technical or business fields is strongly preferred

  • Four year degree with relevant work experience

  • Associate degree in science/technical or business fields with relevant work experience


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the tobacco industry and/or other FDA regulated industry

  • Candidates with demonstrated proficiency using systems software and progressive project management experience

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary

  • Targeted Annual Bonus

  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package

  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service

  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave

  • Confidential personal financial counseling service

  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers

  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care advocacy service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union

  • Extensive training opportunities


Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; American Snuff Company, LLC; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company.

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

Onlyapplicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.



Nearest Major Market:Winston-Salem