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Honeywell Senior Ceramics Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

The future is what you make it.

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our global team of thinkers, innovators, dreamers, and doers who make the things that make the future. Working at Honeywell isn’t just about developing cool things. That’s why all of our employees enjoy access to dynamic career opportunities across different fields and industries.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

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 will be located in Kansas City, MO


This role of Sr Chemical Engineer/Scientist in Materials Engineering will provide you with an opportunity to display your technical leadership and experience by leading and supporting R&D, technology maturation, and production support efforts related to ceramics, glass, and inorganic materials. This role will interface closely with technical leaders within the Materials Engineering and across the NSE to identify and execute strategic and tactical activities related to current and future inorganic materials. The successful candidate will expand the capabilities of the Inorganic Materials Engineering department by defining, coordinating, and leading cross-functional teams to solve complex inorganic materials problems.

This person will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical leadership to Inorganic Materials Engineering based initiatives, primarily focused on ceramic, glass, and inorganic materials

  • Providing oversight and direction in the design and management of new and current projects, products, programs, and tools

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

  • Interfacing with customers, suppliers, and internal organizations to resolve design, research and development, production, and acceptance issues

  • Mentoring staff and providing guidance related to project management, research objectives, product development, component functionality, system requirements, and business processes and procedures

  • Providing coaching and mentoring used to onboard and educate new hires regarding technical processes, procedures, and business objectives

  • Identifying and ensuring necessary equipment is available to support current and future business needs

You Must Have:

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

  • Minimum six (6) years’ experience in challenging and accountable engineering roles

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Industrial, Materials, Ceramics, Mechanical) from an ABET accredited program or BS Physics from an accredited program

We Value:

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

  • Mastery of Materials Engineering 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 negotiating with and successfully influencing the National Labs and NNSA

  • Experience in new business development with demonstrated success negotiating these efforts

  • Experience managing and forecasting expense/operating budgets

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic multi-site initiatives

  • Interpersonal skills - ability to build relationships and communicate with all levels of organization

  • Strong communication skills - verbal, written, and presentation

  • Advanced degree in engineering, science, or applicable business discipline

  • Six Sigma certification (green belt minimum)

  • Ability to travel up to 30%

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

Note: Candidates who present greater or lesser experience credentials may apply and may be considered for higher or lower level positions if business conditions and requirements warrant.

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.