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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Electronics Technician in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Electronics Technician

Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!



FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Winston Salem, NC


What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?

The Maintenance Technician II—Electrical performs safe, efficient, and cost-effective maintenance services, including mechanical repairs when required, on all production and facility electronic control and electrical systems.

What is the direct impact of this role on the team or organization?

Performs critical maintenance on manufacturing equipment to ensure productivity is maintained at acceptable levels.


  • Maintain and repair all electrical and electronic devices associated with equipment, machinery, or facility structure.

  • Design and assemble electrical control cabinets.

  • Program, troubleshoot and repair all electronic controls and industrial control systems on production equipment and facilities.

  • Interact with and provide guidance to management in determining the best engineered solutions for efficient production of high-quality products.

  • Must be willing to work any shift.



Experience Required

  • Prefer 3 years industrial electronic experience in maintaining electronic and electrical systems in a manufacturing environment.

Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required

  • Extensive knowledge of PLC systems.

  • Good troubleshooting abilities.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Strong mechanical and mathematical aptitude.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail, proactive and effective follow-through.

  • Walking, climbing, stooping, reaching, lifting up to 50 pounds, and working at heights to 35 feet.

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • High School Diploma and minimum of 5 years industrial electronic experience; or Associate Degree in Electronics or completed two years toward an engineering degree at an accredited university.

  • WorkKeys requirements: Applied Math: Level 5, Workplace Documents: Level 6, Graphic Literacy: Level 4, Workplace Observation: Level 3 (Preferred), Applied Technology: Level 5.


  • Experience in the tobacco packaging and processing equipment.

  • Knowledge of and experience with SAP.

  • Industrial Vehicle Operation experience.


  • Are you familiar with motor drives, PLC’s or HMI?

  • Are you familiar with instrumentation calibration?

  • Do you have experience working with CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)? Example SAP.


  • Competitive annual salary

  • Targeted Annual Bonus


We offer 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; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule

  • Confidential personal financial counselling 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

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees that welcome opportunities for growth. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

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. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at reynoldsamerican_recruitment@bat.com .

About our organization:

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; Modoral Brands Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; Vuse Stores LLC; Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc.; RAI Services Company and Reynolds Marketing Services Company. This position is with [[custContractualLE]]. Job Number: 38201

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