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Microelectronic Technician 1

Requisition ID: R10073812

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 an opening for a Microelectronics Technician 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, California.

Microelectronics Technicians will be processing wafers in front side and back side labs. They will work on tools that do photo resist coating, Photo Resist (PR) exposure on fine patterns aligner, metal deposition, and strip lift off. You will also work on Scanning Electron Metrology (SEM), or other measurement tools such as N&K, TENCOR to collect data for engineers or workmanship verification.

Working hours/shift:

  • 4/10-day shift: Monday-Thursday: 4AM-3PM.

  • 4/10-night shift: Monday-Thursday: 2:30PM-1:30AM.

  • 3/10-weekend shift: Friday-Sunday: 4AM-3PM.


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Able to work in clean room lab which requires wearing bunny suit, hair net, gloves, and face mask.

  • Able to work near many chemicals wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Ability to communicate with engineers, supervisors and other technicians.


  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products

  • Experience using Eyelit manufacturing execution system

  • Demonstrated patient doing inspection using microscope to verify workmanship on wafers.

  • Experience and ability to multitask between multiple tools.

  • Ability to be trained and follow the documentation to perform the work.

Salary Range: $42,100 USD - $70,100 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

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 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.