Northrop Grumman Semiconductor Manufacturing Technicians in Baltimore, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Semiconductor Manufacturing Technicians for positions in the Fabrication, Assembly, and Test areas ofour Advanced Technology Lab'sFoundry.These positions are located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Northrop Grumman's ATL semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting the production of a range ofmicroelectronic devices (Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide, Carbon Nanotubes) and providing leading edge technology development in superconducting electronics. Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman's ground-based radars, airborne radars, and space systems. Join us for the chance to work with an experienced and talented team while helping serve your country.

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Primary Function:

  • The technician will fabricate, test, and/ or assemble semiconductor devices using a variety of technical, chemical, photographic processes along with electrical testing and measurements utilizing standard and specialized process equipment and precision test equipment.

  • Perform process evaluations and make adjustments based upon knowledge of processing and monitoring equipment when required.

  • Examine/ inspect processes to determine the quality of the process and discuss with higher classified personnel possible improvements in the process.

  • Make minor repairs and adjustments to laboratory and operating equipment as required.

The specific roles and responsibilities of the technician will vary across the Fabrication, Assembly, and Test areas. Please see below for additional detail by area.

Candidates will be considered across all technician positions and invited to apply to the specific position that is the best match with their background and experience.


Wafer level fabrication of various semiconductor materials under the guidance of higher classified personnel utilizing a variety of standard and specialized semiconductor process equipment such as:

  • I-Line and DUV lithography tools

  • LPCVD and PECVD Deposition

  • Ion Implant

  • Epitaxial Growth

  • Wet Chemical Processing

  • Plasma Etch

  • Metal Evaporation and Sputter, PVD

  • Oxidation and Diffusion Furnaces

  • SEM and other metrology tools used for evaluation.

  • Chemical Mechanical Polishing, Grinding and Lapping

This includes cleaning of quartzware, replacing gas bottles, working with concentrated chemicals and maintaining equipment and work area in a clean and orderly state.


Assemble good die into packages using manual and auto controlled operations. This includes die shear, wire bonding, package lidding and picking / pick in place.

Work through a microscope 6 8 hours a day, soldering small detailed components and assembling electronic devices.


Perform a variety of wafer and die level testing utilizing standard and precision Automated Test Equipment (ATE). ATE will include DC and RF test stands for measurements. Follow detailed instructions and work from test specifications obtained from higher classified personnel or on-line.

All position are SEA Union represented.

1 st , 2 nd , and 3 rd shift opportunities are available.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or recognized equivalent.

  • Associate Degree (minimum of 60 semester hours)with a major inphysical science or equivalent--OR-- two years (minimum of 60 semester hours) of college level study with a major in physical science or equivalent.

  • Ability to work under limited guidance when following established procedures, methods and practices.

  • Quality oriented, attention to detail, and the ability to follow detailed work instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience constructing and testing experimental and developmental semi-conductor devices.

  • Good eye-hand coordination and solid fine motor skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite.

  • Experience with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) type inventory such as SAP or similar.


  • Minimum 2 years lab experience fabricating, processing, or testing and assembly of semiconductor devices using advanced photolithography, Metallization, Diffusion, Implant, Plasma Enhanced Etch and Deposition toolsets.


  • Experience and comfort working extensively through a microscope (6-8 hours per day).

  • Experience soldering small detailed components.

  • Ability to layout wire and assemble complex circuits.

  • WireBond Experience.


  • Experience with the operation of semiconductor ATE (Automated Test Equipment) including: Testing product, Diagnostics of equipment malfunction, and equipment calibration.

  • Experience with the following:

  • Set up and Operation of wafer probers

  • Set up and Operation of handlers for package level test

  • Set up and Operation of temperature forcing systems for device characterization.

  • Experience and comfort with occasional microscope work.

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 a complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.