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Sr. Technician - Product Development - Discovery

Date: Mar 6, 2019

Location: Winston-Salem, 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 with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company—the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall.

Position Description:


The role will support the development of new and innovative technology that meet the objectives of R. J. Reynolds’ Growth, Innovation, and Harm Reduction Platforms. Position reports to the Lead Manager of NGP Product Development-Discovery and performs work focused on NGP technology and solutions. The technician will aid in the development of technology concepts, technical evaluations, reports, and innovations. The technician must exhibit strong communication, documentation, and technical skills. With guidance the technician will be expected to execute project work with changing priorities and demanding timelines. He/she must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish collaborative relationships. He/she must be capable of utilizing sound scientific principles to provide innovative solutions to current and future problems.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Conduct experiments to understand materials and technologies.
  • Understand Company and R&D strategy and how individual work is aligned with strategic plan.                                         
  • Communicate results by applying business/scientific writing techniques.
  • Aid in the development of new technologies.
  • Participate as an active member of cross-functional business development teams.
  • Assist on multiple projects under demanding timelines while maintaining appropriate and required project documentation.
  • Develop and provide prototypes.
  • Ensure internal business and regulatory process compliance in development and implementation of projects.
  • Identify new technologies that could be utilized internally for development of innovative concepts.
  • Support department activities including concept development, prototype development, assessment, and transition to product development.


Position Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical field such as Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology or Material Science.  Entry-level engineering graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to manage simultaneous assignments.
  • Problem-solving, multi-tasking, time management, collaboration, organizational, interpersonal, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer proficiency in MS Office software including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Ability to conduct work streams aligned with, and in support of, business strategy.
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and external partners.
  • Ability to actively participate in a team-based environment and collaboratively work in cross-functional teams.


The Ideal Candidate will possess:


  • SolidWorks or other CAD experience.
  • Project management, time management and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to support and drive key projects.
  • Ability to perform technical tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to support collaborative efforts cross-functionally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with team, stakeholders, and other cross-functional members.


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
  • 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. 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: Winston-Salem

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