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Honeywell R&D Scientist II in Kansas City, Missouri

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address critical challenges linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, productivity, global urbanization and energy. With approximately 129,000 employees worldwide, including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists, Honeywell has an unrelenting focus on quality, delivery, value, and technology in everything they make and do. Honeywell has been named a Top 100 Global Innovator for seven years in a row, recognizing the company’s global reach of portfolio and invention influence.

In Kansas City, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T) manages and operates the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Kansas City National Security Campus. This state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing, and sourcing facility produces a wide array of intricate components to deliver trusted national security products and government services primarily for the NNSA. Honeywell FM&T’s culture of integrity, commitment and continuous improvement enables them to deliver responsive, collaborative, and innovative management and technology services and products that translate into cutting edge solutions to complex national security issues.

** This position is in Kansas City, MO**

Job Responsibilities:

Honeywell FM&T Science and Engineering Laboratory – Materials (SEL-M) is seeking an R&D Scientist with a background in Organic Chemistry for our Polymer and Organic Group. This role will provide support and leadership to perform a variety of advanced chemical tests, processes, and procedures to support production and research and development.

The successful candidate will also:

  • Lead and participate in studies that may include designing, synthesizing, characterizing, and developing materials of interest to defense research and development.

  • Use working knowledge of novel manufacturing techniques, including but not limited to flow chemistry, continuous or batch synthesis.

  • Leverage their understanding of chemistry, materials science, and analytical testing techniques to provide support on production related issues; working with internal and external partners to ensure compliance with quality requirements.

  • Lead teams of researchers to identify problems and solutions, draft test plans, obtain funding, and execute work in alignment with the company’s commitments and strategic objectives.

  • Enhance the capabilities of an ongoing research and development program, within a multi- disciplinary organization dedicated to advanced materials studies by leveraging an in-depth understanding of materials science.

  • Need to have a strong customer-service focus and the ability to communicate effectively with customers who have limited knowledge of chemistry or materials science.

  • Have 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.

  • The ability to generate accurate and precise analytical data, interpret data, prepare formal reports and make formal presentations of results, conclusions and recommendations.

  • Strong attention to detail to ensure adherence to requirements.

Must Have:

  • US citizenship, needed in order to obtain and maintain required US Dept. of Energy ""Q""-level security clearance

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry or Physics, or equivalent

  • Two or more years of relevant experience in analytical, scientific or related technical activities

We Value:

Experience with various materials synthesis, processing, and characterization techniques. These include familiarity with wet chemistry, bench chemistry, analytical testing methods (HPLC, IR, etc.).

  • Experience in a production support role.

  • Experience in a manufacturing setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems.

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

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and responsibilities concurrently.

  • Ability to generate accurate and precise analytical data that may be used in formal reports or presentations or for quality acceptance of components utilized in national defense.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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

  • Masters Degree (M.S.) or Doctorate (PhD) in Organic Chemistry or equivalent from an accredited institution.


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.