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Solid State Technician

Requisition ID: R10055694

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Apopka, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Solid State Technician to join our team in Apopka, FL

The Technician will perform a variety of technical, chemical, photolithography duties with the development, processing, and control of semi-conductor material and devices.

What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Run fabrication equipment for processing semi-conductor materials and devices under the guidance of process documentation which includes the set-up and operation of a variety of standard and special solid state processing equipment. This includes performing various chemical, physical, photographic, and packaging processes such as deposition, evaporations and etching of materials, metals plating, wafer dicing /thinning, and making/requesting adjustments based upon the knowledge of process and procedures, and monitoring equipment when applicable.
  • Examine processes such as resist/develop processing, photo exposure, metallization and etching to determine quality of process to locate defects. Determine and discuss with engineer possible improvement in process or equipment to remedy defects.
  • Interpret SPC (Statistical Process Control) charts to react to out of control conditions to maintain process control.  Prepare reports or parts of reports following established patterns.  Covering work assignments such as preparing masks, operating photographic equipment and development of photographic requirements.
  • Placing lots on hold, based on engineering guidance, disposition lots and document in MES.  Performing tasks such as running split lots for engineering, ensuring special processing is consistent and on time.  Performing gage R&R (Repeatable & Reproducibility) studies for metrology equipment.

Ability to obtain a security clearance (secret PCL) if required.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • High school graduate or recognized equivalent.
  • Associate’s Degree or two years (minimum 60 semester hours) of college level study with a major in a physical science or equivalent; or 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to lift, hold, move and manipulate the wafers in a FOUP (Front Opening Unified Pod) to 25 pounds and with a wand as applicable
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience running semiconductor process equipment and metrology equipment
  • Experience in data collection and interpretation
  • Wafer handling experience, placing lots on hold and disposition of held material


Salary Range: $39,600 USD - $66,000 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.