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Honeywell R&D Tech I in Des Plaines, Illinois

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.

That means changing the way we fly, fueling jets in an eco-friendly way, keeping buildings safe and even making it possible to breathe on Mars.

The desired candidate will work a rotating 12-hour shift schedule, alternating between day and night shift every two weeks. Work shifts are 6am to 6pm for days, 6pm to 6am for nights, and include holidays and weekends.

Provide pilot plant support for R&D customers, Manufacturing, and Sales Support. Your work will include conducting pilot plant startups and shutdowns, monitoring and adjusting process conditions, troubleshooting, and preparing and collecting samples while promoting safety excellence.

Become proficient in the Honeywell Operating System (HOS) and contribute to continuous improvement efforts on area work processes to improve the group’s effectiveness in supporting the development of the latest catalysts, adsorbents, and process technologies. Collect, organize, interpret, and compare data against expected performance.

Job Duties Include:

  • Ability to lift, handle, and dispense 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums

  • Occasional lifting and manipulation of bags, samples, and other objects up to 35 pounds may be required

  • Handling of chemicals and other hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals is required

  • Ability to wear a full-face respirator as well as understanding per OSHA guidelines any facial hair that interferes with the seal of the respirator is not permitted


  • High School Diploma or GED


  • Detail oriented, resourceful, and able to work both independently and with support/off-hours staff

  • Strong communication skills

  • Compliance with HS&E policies and procedures

  • Creative problem solving, troubleshooting, and data analysis skills

  • Able to safely accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Proficient in arithmetic with working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)

  • Previous hands-on technician experience is preferred

Working at Honeywell isn’t just about developing cool things. That's why our employees enjoy access to dynamic career opportunities across different fields and industries.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

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.