Multiskill Operative (2nd shift)

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Date: Feb 17, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Job Number: 33620

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 American Snuff Company, LLC (4040).

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

Job Summary:

The Multi-Skill Operatives in ASC Operations (Memphis) operate tobacco processing and packaging equipment, supply packaging material and fill tobacco, to ensure the efficient production of high quality tobacco finished goods.  Multi-Skilled Operatives are responsible for duties in assigned departments and cross-train for coverage in additional departments.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Set-up, operate and monitor product fill equipment, per detailed work instructions.
Supply proper packaging materials to department per scheduled guidelines and brand requirements.
Operate MES/iFix electronic systems using appropriate control devices.
Inspect tobacco product fill equipment to ensure proper operation and quality are maintained within established good manufacturing and quality guidelines.
Communicate with other employees and supervision to ensure proper tobacco and materials are being used and equipment is operating appropriately.
Notify Supervision and Quality Control when tobacco, products, or materials are not within specifications.
Navigate and monitor MES, HMI and touch screens and complete accurate entries.
Operate industrial lift trucks to load trucks, unload trucks, and supply materials per safety guidelines.
Fill and maintain proper level of materials to ensure adequate supply and maintain production.


Job Requirements:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Work Keys Assessments: Applied Math @ Level 3, Workplace Documents or Reading for Information @ Level 3, Graphic Literacy @ Level 3, and Workplace Observation @ Level 2.



Previous experience in a manufacturing machine operations role preferred.

Required Skills:

Required to pass lift truck and scissor lift certification requirements where applicable to role.
Ability to learn and retain knowledge regarding various duties and various department guidelines.
Mechanical and mathematical aptitude.
Basic computer skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Attention to detail, proactivity, and effective follow-through.

Preferred Skills:

Tobacco processing and packaging equipment experience. 
MES, iFix and touch screen navigation experience.

Physical Requirements:

Walking, climbing, stooping, reaching, lifting up to 75 pounds, and working at heights to 25 feet.
Must be visually capable to distinguish differences in color and wording on product and to detect non-tobacco related materials.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  The Company reserves the right to change or modify job descriptions and employee job duties.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. 


Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

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

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