Semiconductor Photolithography Process Engineering Manager 1, Linthicum, MD

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Linthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10087358
Category: Technical Support
Location: Linthicum, MD, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Job Description:

The Emerging Capabilities Division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Photolithography Semiconductor Process Engineering Manager for our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) – located outside Baltimore, MD – where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production customers as well as emerging technology programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for the foundries Photolithography technical and management activities associated with our Silicon and Superconducting technologies.

Northrop Grumman’s semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting a range of production microelectronic devices (Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide) and providing leading edge technology development in superconducting electronics. Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman’s ground-based radars, avionic radars, and space systems. 

Join us for the chance to work with an experienced and talented Lithography team while helping serve your country. Enjoy the opportunity to grow and learn with a variety of challenging projects in production, R&D, ongoing long-term programs, and new programs targeting future military platforms.

Our multidisciplinary foundry team enables activities from development to sustainment process engineering. ATL is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, mask making, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly.

The candidate must be a strong team participant, have excellent communication skills, be resourceful and multi-talented. A strong understanding of semiconductor technology and microelectronic process engineering is essential. Experience coordinating or leading strategic capital acquisitions and facility expansion activities is highly desired in order to support our growth roadmap. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership characteristics, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. In this blended role, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to balance programmatic needs to deliver results within cost, schedule, and quality parameters while encouraging and rewarding innovative behaviors in the staff.

The Photolithography Process Engineering Manager will be responsible for employee tasking, project management, and program /engineering interface activities. Functional duties include onboarding, personnel performance assessments, time charging approval, and employee development.

Consideration for a higher position may be given to candidates that meets or exceeds “Preferred” job qualifications.

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Basic Job Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Physics or a related technical area with 5 years’ experience (3 years’ experience for MS,) of Semiconductor engineering and/or Management role.

• Direct experience with semiconductor fabrication, working in a cleanroom environment.

• Experience and working knowledge of the Photolithography Process.

• Experience leading teams, mentorship, and managing projects.

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control, Continuous Improvement Methodology, and Design of Experiments.

• Experience in various statistical analysis tools (JMP, Minitab, etc.).

• Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Physics or a related technical area and 9 years’ experience (7 years’ experience for MS, and 4 years’ experience for PHD) of Semiconductor engineering and/or Management role.

• Direct experience with semiconductor fabrication, working in a cleanroom environment

• Experience or working knowledge of Lithography in addition to: CVD, Wets, CMP, and Dry Etch processing.

• Experience with superconducting principles and manufacturing.

• Excellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to identify manufacturing improvements, manage change, and implement solutions.

• Ability and desire to assume a technical leadership role within the organization.

• Experience coordinating with the fab operations, maintenance, and facilities teams.

• Experience developing and evaluating technical specifications for equipment procurement.

• Knowledge of capital equipment purchasing.

• Experience in various MES systems – Factory Works or similar systems.

• Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret clearance.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Salary Range: $107,000 USD – $160,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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