R&D Engr/Scientist II at Honeywell in Spokane, Washington

Posted in Engineering 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Innovate to solve the world's most important challenges

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.

Advanced Materials is a global supplier of fluorine products, fine chemicals, additives, metals, films and fibers for products including pharmaceuticals, refrigeration, semiconductors and military protection. Advanced Materials is making the world safer, cleaner and enabling the modernization of a growing middle class by enhancing our customer offerings through a differentiated portfolio of chemistries, materials, value-added solutions and superior customer service. Our mission is to attract, retain and develop diverse and highly motivated, entrepreneurial employees striving to flawlessly deliver superior value to our customers every day.

The incumbent reports to the Sr. R&D Manager for Targets and Metals, and interacts regularly with the team members, product managers, customer & technical service, field sales, vendors, and customers. The primary focus is on the development of new sputtering targets for end-use customers and OEM's. This role involves complex problem solving and the ability to work well with cross-functional teams that span the organization. Decisions are made and problems are solved using data from multiple internal and external sources.


  • Work with members of our R&D team, Commercial group, customers and OEM's to identify, define and lead research & development projects. Project scope include new products, materials, processes for sputtering targets and materials for the semiconductor industry.
  • Identify, design, conduct and evaluate experiments and experimental testing programs for various projects.
  • Execute programs according to design control procedures and contribute to continuous improvement programs.
  • Recommend new manufacturing technologies and processes that complement or expand Honeywell's core competencies.
  • Thoroughly develop and characterize new products and processes so that they transfer seamlessly and cost effectively into production with high yields.
  • Work with the Process Engineering, Equipment, Quality, and Production Departments to transfer developmental technology into production.
  • Provide technical support to our Quality and Technical Services Departments as appropriate on customer issues related to new and existing products. (Return Material Authorizations - RMA's and Technical Assistance Requests - TAR's)
  • Keep up to date on technology developments, trends, innovations, and issues related to electronic materials, and materials processing technologies.
  • Drive projects through Honeywell's stage gate process.
  • Promote innovation by submitting new ideas and generating patents.


  • Bachelors Degree in Metallurgy/Materials Science, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an R& D Industrial/Manufacturing environment.


  • Experience developing materials for electronics or semiconductor industry is desired.
  • Previous experience working directly with customers is preferred.
  • Good team skills, interpersonal skills, project management skills, organizational skills, multi-tasking skills, written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Have a knowledge of the metrology and analytical techniques needed to succeed at material development for advanced semiconductor nodes is preferred.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Comfortable with the design and analysis of designed experiments, as well as risk identification (FMEA, etc.) in complex fabrication processes.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write technical reports and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to internal teams, leadership, and public groups.

Additional Information

  • JOB ID: HRD131915
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: 15128 E Euclid Ave,Spokane,Washington,99216,United States
  • Exempt
Global (ALL)

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, or veteran status.
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