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Advanced R&D Engineer/Scientist

Company: Honeywell
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity 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 smart and safe and even making it possible to breathe on Mars.

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.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

This position is within Advanced & Applied Technology chartered for R&D and will be based in Des Plaines, IL. The work will include hands-on laboratory experiments, piloting / scale-up, and analysis & simulation. This position is responsible for a variety of tasks that require the use and application of advanced scientific methods and tools in order to advance the technical expertise and products of Honeywell Aerospace, at a professional level. Under limited supervision, the Scientist uses deep technical knowledge to complete projects and provide high-impact results. Specific areas include, but are not limited to, the development of catalysts, membranes, adsorbents, coatings, composites, and other advanced materials, and also includes the development of processes necessary to manufacture these materials into Honeywell Aerospace products. The successful candidate will work in teams, develop, execute, and communicate a recommended project plan as part of a larger cross-functional team (including marketing, engineering, and manufacturing) and external customers.

Key Responsibilities

Plan and execute R&D projects as project leader or team member

Complete tasks within planned schedule and budget

Develop technology to Technology Readiness Level 6 and successfully transition to Engineering and Manufacturing organizations

Conduct project documentation and virtual programmatic/technical reviews across multiple sites

Capture intellectual property with patents and trade secrets

Generate proposals and technology roadmaps with internal or external funding

Contribute to our world-class safety and environmental stewardship program by always operating in a safety-conscious manner.

Develop technology that provides competitive advantages at the component and system levels

Share knowledge with technical community and business units

Convince others within the organization where strong interest exists to accept new concepts, practices, and approaches

  • Apply learning and knowledge to multiple product lines YOU MUST HAVE

    Master of Science degree in:

    Chemical Engineering


    5+ years' experience in R&D of catalysis, materials and processing and testing

    Must be a US Citizen or currently a Legal Permanent Resident due to export compliance and contractual requirements.


    PhD degree in Chemistry and/or Chemical Eng

    Strong understanding of fundamentals of catalysis

    Hands-on experience with broad range of material types, procedure development, test stand/apparatus design and fabrication, and characterization methods

    Experience with process design and control of liquid and gas systems

    Experience with modeling and simulation techniques (e.g. Matlab, CHEMKIN, ASPEN, etc.)

    Enthusiastic with a commitment to excellence

    Hands-on person who possesses the sense of urgency and drive to achieve results

    Team oriented; enthusiastic about working on interdisciplinary teams

    Good written and oral communication skills

    Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
    • Fosters an open, honest, collaborative, and respectful and working environment
    • Willingness to learn new technologies
    • Eagerness to get involved in hands-on work
    • Understanding of industry standards
      Additional Information
      • JOB ID: HRD177521
      • Category: Engineering
      • Location: 50 E Algonquin Rd,Des Plaines,Illinois United States
      • Exempt
      • Due to US export control laws, must be a US citizen, permanent resident or have protected status. Engineering (GLOBAL)
        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.

Keywords: Honeywell, Des Plaines , Advanced R&D Engineer/Scientist, Engineering , Des Plaines, Illinois

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