Job Openings


Controls Engineer



Software Engineering
Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

American Snuff is evolving at a pace like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be the change!



FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Clarksville, TN


Reports to

Sr. Manager- Production Engineering

Number of Direct Reports


Core Relationships

Internal -Manufacturing Staff, Technical Staff, and manufacturing personnel

External - Contract Engineering Firms, Contract System Integrators

Geographic Scope


Travel Required



  • 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
  • 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 daily task.
  • May require working on multiple shifts
  • Lead all project management activities including concept development, feasibility analysis, scope definition, cost estimating, specification and drawing development, business risk evaluation, vendor evaluation, resource allocation, development of manufacturing options, scheduling, and installation
  • Identify and develop expertise in new technologies across industry that can be applied internally for development of innovative processes to deliver new products or packaging to the marketplace


  • Are you proficient in PLC, HMI, and SCADA programming? Do you have knowledge & experience with Siemens, Rockwell, Allen Bradly or Beckhoff controls?
  • What is your previous controls/automation experience?
  • Are you comfortable setting direction and coordinating the work of others to accomplish objectives?


  • Expertise with PLC’s, SCADA, HMI’s, and related equipment
  • General knowledge of Industrial Networks
  • Knowledge/experience with Coordinated Work Systems
  • Manufacturing Process Control Systems
  • Strong analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills with an ability to recommend continuous improvements
  • Strong desire to learn, understand and apply technologies
  • BS Engineering Degree (Controls, Electrical, Mechanical, Electromechanical, Chemical), or AAS with 5+ years’ experience, or 5+ year’s comparable military experience


  • Knowledge of SQL databases, data collection systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems, and SAP
  • Previous manufacturing and/or industrial engineering experience
  • Excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills


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
  • Great Place to Work Certified
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in four 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!


Benefit Information

The following is a general summary of the competitive compensation and benefit plans we offer:

  • 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
  • Company contributes an additional three percent to 401(k) whether employee participates or not Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs)
  • Health Savings Account start-up contribution for employees who elect the high deductible health plan
  • Flexible spending accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care allowing employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses during the calendar year
  • Employee assistance program offering 8 free counselling sessions, per issue, each calendar year for employees and their dependents
  • Company paid life insurance of 1x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)
  • Company paid accidental death or dismemberment insurance of 2x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)
  • Voluntary insurances offered at group rates: employee and dependent life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness, accident coverage, disability buy-up, and auto & home insurance Tuition reimbursement and student loan support
  • Dependent Scholarship Programs
  • Free confidential personal financial counselling service
  • On-site health centers and 24/7 fitness centers at certain company locations
  • A charitable giving matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice Health-care concierge service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Company vehicle for eligible employees
  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees

Paid Leave:

  • Sick and Personal Time (exempt employees may be excused with pay for brief absences; non-exempt employees receive up to 6 days)
  • Vacation (levels Below Senior Director receive 15 days (pro-rated during first year of service); Senior Director and Officers receive 25 days (pro[1]rated during first year of service)).
  • Holidays (Nine company recognized and two annual personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion)
  • Paid Parental Leave + temporary reduced work schedule opportunity
  • Funeral Leave
  • Short-Term Disability Leave
  • Long-Term Disability Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Released Time for Children’s Education
  • Community Outreach Leave
  • Other paid leave benefits, as required by state or local law

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees who want to grow their careers. 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 age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email atTalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.