Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Electronics and Instrumentaton Internship in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Electronics and Instrumentaton Internship

Date:May 29, 2018

Location:Winston-Salem, NC, US


Reynolds American Incorporated 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.

While working under general supervision, the Manufacturing Technician Apprentice(part-time position)will perform corrective and preventive maintenance to electronic control systems essential to high-speed cigarette manufacturing and tobacco processing in an industrial production environment. Responsibilities will include shadowing full time technicians to make electrical repairs in a safe and efficient manner while ensuring machine health and overall equipment effectiveness.

We are seeking students who have completed the second semester toward an Associate’s Degree in one of the following programs:

Electronics Engineering Technology (EET),

Computer Engineering Technology (CET),


Students will be required to upload college transcript displaying courses completed.

Students will work approximately 20 hours per week on the off shift to accommodate their classroom scheudle


Assist in the following:

Install, test, calibrate, repair, and modify various types of electrical/electronic controls for high speed cigarette manufacturing and tobacco processing equipment.

Support Allen-Bradley and Siemens and Beckoff PLC systems.

Assist in productivity/technology projects.

Troubleshoot variable frequency and DC motor drive systems.

Install, calibrate and repair high speed camera quality control systems.

Work from various vendor provided schematics.

Use electronic diagnostic equipment common to the discipline.

Troubleshoot to determine root cause of equipment failure and perform corrective maintenance accordingly.

Perform procedures and work assignments in keeping with company policy, safety and Good Manufacturing Practice standards.

Effectively communicate with peers and management.

Perform other duties assigned by management.


Applicants must have the minimum scores below:

• Work Keys - Reading for Information @ Level 5 or Workplace Documents @ Level 6

• Work Keys - Applied Mathematics @ Level 6 or Applied Math @ Level 5

• Work Keys - Locating Information @ Level 5 or Graphics Literacy @ Level 4

• Work Keys - Observation @ Level 6 or Workplace Observation @ Level 2

• Work Keys - Applied Technology @ Level 5

• Basic skills in Microsoft Office computer applications

• Willingness to work 1st or 2nd shift.

• Must be 18 years of age or older

This position is an internship assignment that is part-time and based in Winston Salem, NC.

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Salary

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

  • On-site fitness centers

  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union

  • Extensive training opportunities


Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..

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