Honeywell Ceramic Materials Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

Ceramic Materials Engineer

Join the industry leader to design the next generation of breakthroughs

The candidate will participate in production support, research and development studies that may include designing, synthesizing, characterizing, and developing materials to meet product requirements. The successful candidate will enhance the capabilities of an ongoing research and development program, within a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to advanced ceramic materials by leveraging industry standards, academic research and engagement with National Laboratories.

* The candidate can expect to: *

  • Oversee raw material management and in process evaluation; analyze data for trends and adjust processing formulizations as necessary.
  • Select, procure, and develop operating procedures for new equipment.
  • Investigate new suppliers and technologies for improving production, quality, and part performance.
  • Work closely with purchased product engineering, quality engineering, manufacturing and component engineers to resolve materials-related production issues.
  • Collaborate with National Laboratories to mature new materials technologies for future applications.

The successful candidate will have a strong customer-service focus, and the ability to communicate effectively with customers who have limited knowledge of ceramic material evaluation.A willingness to work either as an independent investigator or as a member of a multi-disciplinary cross-functional team, depending on the nature of the situation; and the ability to generate accurate and precise analytical data, interpret data, prepare formal reports and make formal presentations of results, conclusions and recommendations.

Job level will vary based on prior applicable experience.

20 Perform material characterization laboratory testing

15 Research and development of new processing methods

15 Lead improvement initiatives

20 Test and troubleshoot performance of processes throughout production and manufacturing

30 Conduct design experiments and data analysis reports

You Must Have:

  • US citizenship in order to obtain and maintain US Dept of Energy "Q" level security clearance
  • B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or Engineering degree from ABET accredited program.
  • Three (3) or more years of industrial testing and analysis experience

We Value:

  • PhD or MS Materials Science, or related field along with significant ceramic testing and analysis experience at the graduate or Post-doctoral level.
  • Extensive working knowledge of material characterization and techniques applied to materials properties is needed.Working knowledge of complementary analytical techniques (XRD, SEM/EDS, DSC, DTA, XPS, and Non-destructive evaluation) is desirable.At a basic level, the candidate must be able to perform advanced experiments, interpret data, and maintain sensitive instrumentation.
  • Experience in developing material specifications or product requirements
  • Knowledge, with experience in instrumental analysis including:
  • Strong Leadership ability and ability to actively contribute to teams or work independently.
  • Experience in the preparation and presentation of analytical information to all levels of stakeholders.
  • Experience with raw materials selection, processing and characterization methods foralumina powders, silicon nitride, ceramic composites, and sealing glasses.
  • Familiarity with military and public domain specifications for material definition and testing.
  • Experience with the following processes:
  • Header or connector assembly process: High temperature furnaces, Vacuum furnaces ,Hot Presses
  • Basic Knowledge of Ceramic Coating,Additive Manufacturing, Ceramic Machining, and Glass to metal sealing.
  • Experience using MS Office Suite
  • IT skills beyond basic MS Office skills involving Analytical Instrument software, networking, and other computer systems use.
  • Working knowledge of Manufacturing Execution System and Enterprise Resource Planning for planning, budgeting,and managing production and R&D activities
  • Able to work independently with little to no supervision on all job responsibilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments


Must have or be eligible for a security clearance due to contractual requirements.Exempt Honeywell FM&T Overview

  • Continued Professional Development
  • 1st Shift
  • Some Travel Required
  • Job ID: req155073
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: 14520 Botts Road, Kansas City, MO 64147 USA

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

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