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Honeywell Chemical Engineer II in Kansas City, Missouri

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Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies business manages the U. S. Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus in Missouri and New Mexico, manufacturing sophisticated mechanical, electronic and engineered-material components for our nation's defense system. Honeywell is on the leading edge of supplying engineering and manufacturing expertise for our nation's defense and national security. Visit kcnsc.doe.gov for more information about working for Honeywell at the Kansas City National Security Campus.

This position is in Kansas City, MO


We are seeking a highly motivated Engineer or Scientist to join our Adhesives, Coatings, and Thin Films (ACT) Materials Engineering team. In this role you will work individually and with a team to support on-going production, technology maturation, and research and development efforts mainly related to functional coating technologies. This role will interface closely with technical leaders within the Materials Engineering community, as well as the KCNSC site, to champion strategic and tactical initiatives related to current and future ACT materials.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide SME knowledge (materials synthesis, processing, and characterization techniques) primarily focused on functional coating materials

  • Develop and execute ACT materials research projects to support future system needs

  • Participate in establishing operating procedures on new materials, equipment, products and/or components

  • Prepare product or project definitions, manufacturing drawings and specifications, and equipment designs

  • Interacts with design agencies, suppliers, and internal organizations to assist in resolving design, development, production, and acceptance issues

  • Generate accurate and precise analytical data or samples/materials/parts that may be used in formal reports or presentations, or for quality acceptance of components, utilized in national defense

  • Prepare evaluation reports, analyzing discrepancies, making recommendations, and initiating improvements for materials, product, procedures, and/or manufacturing/operating processes that improve productivity and quality and reduce flow-time

  • Work across KCNSC to support larger mission functions and objectives, ensuring the continuance of positive relationships between NNSA, National Labs, and other key sites

  • Mentor early-in-career staff, technicians, and peers regarding technical processes, procedures, and business objectives

    You Must Have:

  • U.S. Citizen in order to obtain a DOE “Q” level clearance.

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering (ABET accredited), Physics, Science or related technical/scientific field

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in Engineering or related technical activities, such as manufacturing, R&D, or inspection processing

    We Value:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Science, or applicable business discipline, and/or 5+ years' experience

  • Leadership experience managing large complex projects with history of successful outcomes

  • Experience managing internal business processes and guiding documentation

  • Experience reflective of ability to negotiate, positively influence leaders, team with peers, and mentor teammates to drive resolution for mutually beneficial outcomes

  • Experience in the management of material specifications (writing, reviewing, updating, etc)

  • Specialized experience in materials characterization techniques

  • Experience managing and forecasting project budgets (scope/schedule/cost)

  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision on all job responsibilities

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and responsibilities concurrently

  • Strong communication skills - verbal, written, and presentation

  • Six Sigma certification

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

  • All employees must work in a safe manner in accordance with the Laboratory Health and Safety Program

    Note: Candidates with greater experience may apply and may be considered for higher level job classifications commensurate with candidate credentials and as warranted by the scope of work and current business requirements.

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, religion, or veteran status.