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Honeywell Entry Level Scientist / Materials Engineer in Overland Park, Kansas

Innovate to solve the world's most important challenges

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 will be in Kansas City, MO


Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies is seeking candidates for multiple entry level positions to perform a variety of advanced chemical tests, processes, and procedures to support production and research and development on a wide variety of materials from metals to polymers in our Science and Engineering Laboratory – Materials (SEL-M).

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to support future and current production by designing and executing studies on polymeric, ceramic or metallic materials

  • The candidate will lead and participate in studies that may include designing, synthesizing, characterizing, and developing materials of interest to defense research and development

  • The candidate will be expected to leverage their understanding of chemistry, materials science, and analytical testing techniques to predict manufacturing behavior of complex materials

  • This candidate will be expected to 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

  • The successful candidate will 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

  • The successful candidate will have a strong customer-service focus, and the ability to communicate effectively with customers who have limited knowledge of chemistry or materials science

    You Must Have:

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

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) or Master's Degree (M.S.) in Chemistry, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Physical Science from an accredited institution

    We Value:

  • Working knowledge of polymeric or metallic materials

  • An understanding of advanced manufacturing techniques, including microfluidics, additive manufacturing, elastomeric compounding, and polymer or metal processing

  • Experience with polymer or metal test methods and mechanical responses

  • Experience with various materials synthesis, processing, and characterization techniques. These include familiarity with wet chemistry, bench chemistry, analytical testing methods (FTIR, melt flow, mechanical testing, etc.), compounding, additive manufacturing, and aging

  • Experience in a production support role

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1-2 years’ experience is preferred


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.