Principal Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineer Baltimore, 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 Process Engineer for Microelectronics Assembly.

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

Process Development

  • Developing new and maintaining or improving existing manufacturing processes with a focus on affordability

  • Creating and managing to project plans (tasks, resources, schedules) for process development activities

  • Providing ROI justification for process improvements

  • 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

  • Assisting with design of custom tooling

  • Supporting manual and automated microelectronics machinery

Factory Support

  • Monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements based on these metrics

  • Creating, validating and maintaining automatic equipment programs

  • Solving of manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment, people) in a timely manner

  • Assisting with the training of new personnel and participating in the design of operator training materials

  • Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

  • Working in cross functional teams to execute RCCAs and lean initiatives

  • Interfacing with equipment vendors to troubleshoot and resolve issues

Design 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

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance. US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • 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


Salary Range: $99,800 - $149,800

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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