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Manager Process Engineer Section Head – 2

Requisition ID: R10081818

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has 2 openings for a Manager Process Engineer Section Head - 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, CA.

As the Manager Process Engineer Section Head you will be leading and supporting the Semiconductor Process Department and will be reporting the Manager of the Semiconductor Process.

In this role, the select candidate will be expected to:

  • Provide leadership and direction to process engineers to execute engineer tasks

  • Manage employee performance (including engagement strategies for both higher and lower performers)

  • Act as the first point of contact for technical issues and will make decisions to ensure the quality and schedule of programs

  • Participate in recruiting and hiring, day to day support for engineering team

  • Provide inputs and make decisions on capital budget

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years of experience in a technical role OR Master's Degree plus 3 years of experience in a technical

  • Experience with Semiconductor process

  • Prior experience leading or managing a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing teams including setting up the goals and end year performance assessment.

  • Experience on semiconductor process to trouble shotting on process issues and develop new process for new technologies

  • Experience on working with other section heads to improve the production efficiency and will lead the team to achieve the affordability goal

  • Experience with training process engineers to document processes, implement processes, and train the technicians

  • Direct experience on the semiconductor processes on GaAs/InP/GaN wafers

  • Experience working on the following technologies: GaAs HEMT/HBT, InP HEMT and TF2/TF4, and GaN HEMT technologies


Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.