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Semiconductor Process Engineering Manager 1

Requisition ID: R10059984

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

The Emerging Capabilities Development organization of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Engineering Manager for our Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) located outside of Baltimore, Maryland.  Here at ATL, we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production customers, as well as, emerging technology programs. ATL is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, mask making, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly. Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman’s maritime, ground-based , avionic, and space-based radar systems.

The Semiconductor Process Engineering Manager 1 candidate will be responsible for the technical and management activities associated within the assembly area of the foundry  supporting the following areas: Assembly & Packaging, Environmental Screen Testing activities, Automated Inspection, and Advanced Packaging. Additional duties include onboarding, personnel performance assessments, time charging approval, and employee development. 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.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
  • Provide direction to team ahead of aggressive production needs and targets, communicating job expectations, time card approvals, performing employee performance reviews, and managing the team in alignment of company policies and procedures

  • Recruit talent, and Empower engineers to develop their careers

  • Ability to mentor and develop a strong team through coaching to eliminate competency gaps

  • Communicate and assign priorities to the team based on business plan and needs

  • Support leaders to improve operational efficiency around safety, people development, quality, delivery, cost, environmental protection and new product introduction.

  • Work with the product engineering to fully understand the product, process, quality control plans on fixtures, tools development and optimization

  • This role requires working closely with the Operations, Product Engineering Equipment Engineer and Quality Engineering Teams

  • Manage supporting activities including 5S and Lean manufacturing activities, material handling improvements, and safety procedures

  • Responsible for meeting Assembly Area throughput, product delivery, Assembly area yields, and overall assembly line quality and continuous improvement efforts

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related technical discipline with at least 2 years of management or leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Functional and program management experience

  • Technical knowledge and understanding of semiconductor assembly processes and tool sets

  • Understanding of electronic circuits, Statistical Process Control (SPC), quality control, and root cause analysis

  • This candidate should be able to work independently and set the team’s priorities based on competing and urgent priorities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in presenting to upper management

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related technical discipline with at least 2 years of management or leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Technical knowledge and understanding of semiconductor assembly processes including AOI (Automated Optical Inspection)


Salary Range: $103,800 USD - $155,600 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.