ATL Foundry Operations Manager 1 Second ShiftLinthicum, 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.

The Microelectronics Center group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, passionate, and creative Foundry Operations Manager 1 for the Advanced Technology Labs (ATL) - located outside of Baltimore, Maryland - where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial production customers as well as emerging technology programs. Northrop Grumman's ATL semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting a range of production microelectronic devices (Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Carbide) and providing leading-edge technology development in superconducting electronics. Our devices enable a number of Northrop Grumman's ground-based radars, avionic radars, and space systems. Join us for the chance to work with an amazing, experienced, and talented team while helping serve your country. Enjoy the opportunity to lead an amazing team and work on a variety of challenging projects in R&D, ongoing long-term programs, and new programs targeting future military platforms.

The ATL Foundry Operations Manager 1 will be leading a team of Solid State Technicians, and will be responsible for directing, planning, and managing the work on 2nd shift in one of our semiconductor fabrication areas. The Fab Operations Manager is responsible for the supervision of represented employees working in a semiconductor manufacturing environment. The manager is expected to spend at least half of their time in the cleanroom lab area supporting foundry operations from the shop floor. The individual will regularly align fab operations activities with other groups including Environmental Health & Safety, Quality, Process Engineering, Semiconductor Technologies, Equipment Engineering, Systems and Applications, and Program Management.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Provide direction and guidance to employees utilizing management guidelines and general policies

  • Meeting fab throughput and productivity metrics, product delivery schedules, fab yields, and overall fab quality

  • Identify and drive continuous improvement efforts, 5S activities, lean manufacturing principles

  • Involved in staffing decisions, training, and driving engagement efforts to achieve the employee's highest potential

  • Provide ATL leadership with progress reports and presentations

  • Work independently across the organization to meet fab needs and goals

  • Maintain a safe work environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience; Master's Degree with 3 years of experience; PhD with 0 years of experience (Note: 9+ years of work experience may be considered in lieu of degree)

  • Understanding of basic manufacturing and production concepts

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing, production, or engineering environment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Secret Level Security Clearance for which U.S. citizenship is required

  • Must be able to work a 2nd shift schedule (2pm-10:30pm)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the semiconductor manufacturing industry

  • Technical knowledge and understanding of semiconductor processes and toolsets

  • Supervision or people management experience is preferred

  • Experience in the microelectronics industry

  • Working knowledge of industry and management methodologies focused on continuous improvement in manufacturing, such as SPC, 5S, Total Quality Management or Six Sigma

  • Experienced in ISO 9001 or AS9100 audits and requirements, knowledgeable of Industrial Hazardous Waste Management procedures

  • Prior experience working in a represented (union) environment

Salary Range: $109,800 - $164,600

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.