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

Sr Technician, Product Development CTHP

Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Job Number: 32132

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 Reynolds American, 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.


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.; and Vuse Stores LLC. This position is with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (2004) .

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


ReSEARCH & dEVELOPMENT – Sr. Technician


R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is seeking a research and development Sr. Technician to support the development of products consistent with RJRT’s vision of transforming tobacco and its strategic market objectives, growth, innovation, and next generation products platforms.


Position reports to the Senior Manager, Next Generation Products and performs work focused on product research and development. The senior technician will work on novel, innovative traditional and non-traditional tobacco research programs and projects requiring creative thinking, some independent tasks, collecting, compiling and analysis of analytical data and interaction with scientists, product developers, toxicologists, vendors, and research contractors.


  1. Work closely with scientist to design and develop product concepts, formulations, configurations in laboratory and pilot plant.

  2. Design and execute experiments, analyze and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations.

  3. Participate as an active member of cross-functional project teams.



BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Engineering Technology or other science related disciplines; or 2+ years of relevant tobacco industry experience


  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office software including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook

Special Skills/Attributes:

  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

  • The ability and interest to work in laboratory, pilot plant and/or manufacturing scale environments

  • Knowledgeable of lab safety

  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, drive for results

  • Flexible and adaptable to change

  • Willing to grow within this specific role

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary

  • Targeted Annual Bonus

  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive 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 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. 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.

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

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