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Packing Specialist - Cig Mfg - SFNTC - (3rd Shift)

Date: Jul 1, 2019

Location: Oxford, NC, US

Company: RAI

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 within Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company—the manufacturer of Natural American Spirit.


Job Summary:

This position is responsible for efficiently operating production equipment and ensuring that manufacturing machinery is maintained in a manner that facilitates production of high quality products in the safest, most efficient and cost-effective manner.  This position requires the understanding and following of work instructions and procedures. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently operates assigned cigarette packing/making equipment.
  • Continually monitors product quality on all applicable equipment.
  • Performs daily troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance for on-line production machinery.
  • Makes necessary corrections and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality.
  • Performs planned maintenance, preventive maintenance, and overhaul duties for emergency breakdowns on operations equipment. 
  • Assists in planning and implementation of predictive maintenance initiatives.
  • Orders parts via SAP.
  • Assists with parts and machine fabrication and performs repairs to a high level of precision.
  • Assists with equipment installation and start up procedures to ensure project timelines are met and downtime is minimal.


Job Requirements:


High school degree or equivalent required


Prior Industrial maintenance mechanic with 3-4 years experience required

Required Skills:

  • Ability to read blue prints, schematics, and/or exploded diagrams.
  • Basic mathematical skills with knowledge of metric and standard tools and conversions.
  • Use of calipers and other precision measuring devices
  • Must successfully complete appropriate machine operator training program and Mechanic Level I
  • WorkKeys Applied Math Level 4, Workplace Documents Level 5, Graphic Literacy Level 4, Workplace Observation Level 2

Preferred Skills:

Microsoft Office suite, ERP system (SAP, MES)

Physical Requirements:

Bend, lift up to 75 lbs.

Regular attendance at work.


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
  • 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
  • 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.


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


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

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