Maintenance Technician II - Electronic & Instrumentation

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Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Job Number: 29163

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.

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Electronic/Instrumentation Technician performs corrective and preventive maintenance to electrical/electronic control systems essential to high-speed cigarette manufacturing, tobacco processing and flexible manufacturing, in an industrial production environment. The role makes electrical/electronic repairs in a safe and efficient manner and is responsible for machine health and overall equipment effectiveness.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install, test, calibrate, repair, and modify various types of electrical/electronic controls for high speed cigarette manufacturing, tobacco processing and flexible manufacturing equipment.
  • Support Allen-Bradley, Siemens and other PLC systems.
  • Support Profibus, ControlNet, and Ethernet data communication systems.
  • Guide productivity/technology projects.
  • Troubleshoot variable frequency and DC motor drive systems.
  • Install, calibrate and repair high speed camera quality control systems.
  • Work from various vendor provided schematics.
  • Use common electronic diagnostic equipment.
  • Troubleshoot to determine root cause of equipment failure and perform corrective maintenance accordingly.
  • Effectively communicate with peers and management.
  • Install, calibrate and repair multi-axis robotic systems.
  • Must be able to work any shift.


Job Requirements


A.A.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology; or A.A.S. in Instrument and Control Automation Technology; or A.A.S Mechatronics Engineering Technology; or A.A.S degree in a related field; or Military equivalent.


Preferred - Three years’ electronics experience with high-speed manufacturing equipment or process control systems.


Reading for Information or Workplace Documents @ Level 6; Applied Math @ Level 5; Graphic Literacy @ Level 4; Workplace Observation @ Level 3; Applied Technology @ Level 5. 


Required Skills: 

  • Knowledge of electronic components and their use in electronic circuits.
  • Advanced trouble shooting skills with the ability to repair complex circuits.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and schematics.
  • Advanced soldering skills.
  • Above average analytical, decision making, problem solving and research skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of electronic test equipment (i.e. Oscilloscope, VOM).
  • Ability and willingness to operate industrial vehicles.
  • Microsoft Office professional suite.


Preferred Skills: 

  • SAP CMMS application skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Proficient use of hand tools.
  • Working knowledge of high speed cameras for detecting quality issues and machine problems.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to occasionally lift/position materials to 60 lbs. and work at heights of 40 feet.
  • Ability to use and able to climb ladders.

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
  • 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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