Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer- Microelectronics Final Assembly

Requisition ID: 21008820

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector has an immediate need for two Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineers to support the Final Assembly area within manufacturing. The primary location is our Linthicum, MD facility. What's Great About Working for Northrop Grumman:
**Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
**Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
**Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
**Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off.
**Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 15 company for work/life balance in 2019. We were rated #1 by Millennials on Indeed as the Best Company to work for in 2018. The Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to: Factory Support:
• Applying knowledge of microelectronic assembly along with MIL-STD-883 & MIL-PRF-38534, J-STD, IPC
• Hands-on experience with microelectronic assembly processes and equipment and the automation of these processes (e.g. epoxy dispensing, component/die attach, wire/ribbon bonding, wafer fabrication, hermetic sealing, leak detection, Automated Optical Inspection, component/assembly test, etc.)
• Reading and interpreting electrical schematics to develop production work instructions
• Developing soldering processes for manual or automated circuit card assemblies
• Developing and implementing production and assembly tooling and fixtures
•Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements to drive improved metrics
•Solving of manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment and tooling, training and instructions) to support production
•Assisting with the training of new personnel and participation in the design of operation training materials
•Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment Process Development:
• Developing and implementing strategies to meet/leverage Design to Cost (DTC), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), and Design for Automation (DFA) targets to deliver cost-effective solutions to our customer
Developing new and maintaining, or improving, existing manufacturing processes with a focus on production capabilities and affordability
•Providing ROI justification for process improvements
•Creating and managing project plans (tasks, resources and schedules) for process development activities
•Creating and documenting designs for custom tooling
•Specifying, identifying and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production readiness and preparing equipment for production
•Developing and optimizing process parameters
•Developing/revising process documentation and work instructions Design and Engineering Support:
•Recommending product design improvements required to produce advanced microelectronics products
•Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers
•Participating in design producibility reviews for new products Miscellaneous:
•Providing supplier support, as needed, to resolve issues within supply base
•Providing Request for Proposal (RFP) input specifically as it relates to Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) requirements such as tooling, capital equipment and/or new process development The chosen candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; work well in a team environment; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. MANUMS
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Basic Qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or other related STEM area and at least 9 years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Production, or related area - OR - a Master's degree with 7 years of experience
•Knowledge of microelectronic assembly
•3D Solid Modeling experience using a CAD software Preferred Qualifications: •Hands-on experience with microelectronic assembly processes and troubleshooting circuit card assemblies
•Experience with manual or automated circuit card assembly soldering
•Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD requirements, including MIL-STD-883 & MIL-PRF-38534, J-STD, IPC
•3D modeling experience in Unigraphics/NX
•3D modeling experience with assembly tooling, concept development, and tool creation
•Experience with the Teamcenter Manufacturing tool suite and Manufacturing Process Planning
•Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and 6 sigma concepts for process development and control
•Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
•Robotics or automation experience
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.

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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.


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