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               SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Non-Management Level

FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC


What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?  

This position is part of the Manufacturing Controls Engineering organization that supports multiple factories with day to day support and implementation of critical controls related projects.  The engineer will have technical assignments and be charged with applying standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to make modifications and implement new equipment. They will be task with solving complex technical issues in a fast pace environment while adhering to regulatory requirements and standards.

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

The role serves as a technical resource to operations, providing technical support, guidance, and recommendations that support improve daily operations and broader project initiatives.

Reports to: Sr Manager- Controls Engineer

              Core Relationships: Internal Operations Team, Engineering Team External-Vendors

Geographic Scope: Local


  • Responsible for technical assignments that further develop engineering skills usually under supervision of a more senior technical staff.
  • Independently evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.
  • Lead assignments that have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables.
  • Incumbent will receive instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Assistance will be provided on unusual problems from more senior technical staff and work will be reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.
  • Perform work which involves conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures, or equipment with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents.
  • May lead or coordinate the work of others.
  • May require working on multiple shifts.


  • Do you have prior experience with Controls and Manufacturing Controls Systems?
  • Are you proficient in PLC, HMI, and SCADA programming?
  • Do you have knowledge & experience with Siemens, Rockwell, or Beckhoff controls?


Experience Required

  • • Knowledge of PLCs, HMIs, and related equipment 

Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic, flexible, and adaptable to change

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  •  BS Engineering Degree (Controls, Electrical, Mechanical, Electromechanical, Chemical),
    Or AAS with 5+ years’ experience, 
    Or 5+ year’s comparable military experience 


  • Experience in an FDA regulated work environment.
  • Knowledge/experience with Integrated Work Systems
  • Manufacturing Process Control Systems
  • Knowledge of SQL and Data Collections Systems
  • Excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills.


  • 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

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 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Job Number: 49726


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

• Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

• Reynolds American certified as Great Place to Work

• Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

• Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations

• Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

• Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity, and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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