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Honeywell Senior Engineer – Mechanical Metallurgist in Overland Park, Kansas

The future is what you make it!

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our team of problem solvers, 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 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 is located in Kansas City, MO

Key Responsibilities:

  • We are seeking an experienced mechanical metallurgist to join the Materials Engineering Department as an Engineer III at Honeywell FM&T

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as a subject matter expert for the mechanical behavior and testing of metals

  • This individual will perform a variety of advanced materials analyses, conduct high level research, develop and advance standard procedures, and support production operations

  • This includes development of advanced testing methods, implementing mechanical testing procedures, assessing properties using ASTM standards, designing experiments and testing matrices, and conducting fractography and failure analysis

  • In addition this individual will assist in evaluation of material specifications and operations procedures to support both production and R&D

  • This individual should be able to leverage their experience and engineering judgment to apply multiple analytical techniques to challenging metallurgical problems and provide critical solutions

  • The candidate will support the development of material properties data that could support design guides, production qualification and certification, as well as process development

  • The candidate will service as a technical liaison between product engineers and the analytical labs

  • The successful candidate will enhance the capabilities of additive manufacturing technologies used at the site, working within a multi-disciplinary organization and leveraging industry standards

  • Extensive working knowledge of the application of ASTM standards to mechanical testing as well as the influence of process and microstructure on the mechanical properties of metals

  • Working knowledge of materials characterization methods needed to identify microstructures and conduct fractography in support of R&D and product failure analysis

  • Some domestic travel (< 10%)

  • May perform other duties as required

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

  • Some positions within this classification may require unique engineering expertise related to a particular discipline

  • Six or more years of experience in engineering or related technical activities, such as manufacturing, inspection processing, or tool design, including application of advanced engineering principles and technology related to complex technical assignments

  • Demonstrated working without supervision, with latitude for independent action and decision making Demonstrated providing technical guidance, project management guidance, consultative services, and innovative solutions

  • Demonstrated experience in project leadership

We Value:

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, with latitude for independent action and decision making Master’s degree or doctorate in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering or related field along with significant testing and analysis experience

  • Hands-on experience with mechanical testing including tension, compression, fatigue, and crack growth tests

  • Familiarity with mechanical testing machine suppliers and commercial mechanical testing service houses Familiarity with ASTM specifications for mechanical testing

  • Experience developing testing guidelines and procedures

  • Industrial experience understanding the relationship between various material processing methods (wrought processes, casting, powder metallurgy, additive manufacturing, etc.) and the resulting microstructure and properties

  • Understanding the effect of environment (i.e. corrosion or elevated temperature) on mechanical performance of metals

  • Experience with steel and titanium metallurgy desired

  • Familiarity with the appropriate application of characterization techniques to acquire microstructural data such as SEM, EDS, EBSD, XPS, XRF, XRD, Auger, ICP, IGF

  • Experience with additively manufactured metals is a plus

  • Experience developing material property design limits (or design allowables) such as for MMPDS or other design handbooks

  • Experience with Granta Material Intelligence or similar database environment is desired

  • Strong leadership ability and the ability to actively contribute to teams or work independently Experience in the preparation and presentation of technical information to all levels of stakeholders Experience using MS Office Suite desktop applications, such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and responsibilities concurrently

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.