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Honeywell Lead R&D Scientist - Inorganic in Kansas City, Missouri

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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.

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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


The current opening will support departments within the Analytical Lab. Plans, conducts, and coordinates a broad range of complex professional research, development, design, technology, manufacturing, or quality assignments requiring extensive knowledge of advanced techniques and principles and their application to specific projects.

Summary of Duties:

  • May influence strategic planning for, and plans for major technical projects or more than one project of major scope and complexity that significantly impact the business

  • Advises and consults as technical expert to other technical and administrative personnel to drive and implement short and long-term projects

  • Estimates manpower requirements and schedules work to meet completion dates and technical requirements

  • Prepares comprehensive proposals and cost estimates, evaluates progress and results, and recommends and directs the implementation of major revisions in approaches and objectives

  • Produces substantial growth based on technical advances and innovation and/or improvement in existing technologies

  • Negotiates complex states of work, schedules, budgets, and anticipates and resolves issues regarding customer relationships

  • Champions initiatives to resolve critical processes and technological-related issues

  • Stays current with relevant emerging technology and business trends

  • Uses business knowledge to evaluate and prioritize business opportunities based on economic and technical factors

  • Conducts activities in a safe and healthy manner and works in accordance with established HS&E requirements to ensure the protection of employees, the public, and the environment

  • The primary focus of the candidate will be leveraging, and further developing existing analytical testing capabilities in the area of Inorganic and Elemental Analysis

You Must Have:

  • US citizenship in order to obtain US Dept. of Energy "Q" level security clearance

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Physics

  • Seven (7) or more years of progressive, applied experience involving Inorganic and/or Elemental testing and analysis in an analytical chemistry laboratory environment working on highly complex technical assignments

We Value:

  • Ten (10) or more years of relevant experience in a role related to Inorganic and/or Elemental testing and analysis in an analytical chemistry laboratory environment working on highly complex technical assignments

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry or Physics

  • Ability to apply advanced engineering and analytical concepts and techniques to highly complex technical projects

  • Ability to work without supervision and to provide technical consultation and guidance

  • Strong Leadership skills and ability to actively contribute to teams or work independently

  • Experience in the preparation and presentation of analytical information to all levels of stakeholders

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and responsibilities concurrently

  • Experience using MS Office Suite desktop applications, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Familiar with Six Sigma tools

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.