Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Microelectronics PackagingBaltimore, MD

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's Manufacturing Operations Engineering organization is seeking a Principal Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineer for the Advanced Packaging Engineering Team.

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.

**Northrop Grumman was recognized as one of the world's most flexible employers by Sustainability Magazine in 2023.

**Northrop Grumman has made the Top 50 list for Diversity Inc. for 14 consecutive years!

The Microelectronics Manufacturing Process Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below:

Stencil/Fuzion/SPI/Wafer Handler

  • Developing a new Fuzion SC auto pick and place system and bringing equipment online for production

  • Developing a new MPM Stencil Printer and Cyberoptics Solder Paste Inspection system and bringing these online for production

  • Supporting engineering and early-phase production programming and development efforts through stencil printing, SPI, and auto pick and place processing once equipment is online

  • Creating and managing to project plans (tasks, resources, schedules) for process development activities and/or R&D projects

  • Overseeing Capital projects for new equipment, including specifying, identifying, and procuring of equipment, management of facilities upgrades installations, and preparing equipment for production

  • Developing and optimizing process parameters

  • Developing/revising process documentation and work instructions

  • Assisting with design of custom tooling

Design Support

  • Recommending product design improvements required to produce Advanced Packaging microelectronics products

  • Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers

  • Participating in design producibility reviews for new products

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM degree, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience (3 years with a Masters)

  • Manufacturing/Process Engineering experience

  • Fluency in MS Office software applications

  • US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with J-STD and MIL-STD hardware requirements

  • Familiarity with Design of Experiments methodology

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Experience with Lean/Six Sigma process improvement

  • Experience with the design or manufacturing of microelectronics technology and materials

  • CCA/PCB manufacturing experience

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries. We strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives, and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs, and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.