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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Semiconductor SPC (Statistical Process Control) Process Engineer in Linthicum, Maryland

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

The Advanced Technologies group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an independent and resourceful Semiconductor SPC (Statistical Process Control) Process Engineer. Individual will be responsible for carrying out the deployment, maintenance and enhancement of Advance Technology Laboratory (ATL) SPC Program and providing guidance into the integration into our system.

Position is located at ATL - located at Linthicum Heights, just 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 and compound semiconducting 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. Enjoy the opportunity to grow and learn with a variety of challenging projects in production, R&D, ongoing long-term programs, and new programs targeting future military platforms.

The SPC Process Engineer has the responsibilities of supporting our production technologies as well as technologies under development transitioning to manufacturing. The individual will interface with multiple organizations, Process Engineering, Process Integration, Manufacturing, and Information Technology teams in order to make ATL SPC initiative a success. The candidate must be capable of working in a fast paced environment while developing solutions to multiple areas including superconducting, Si, Silicon Carbide, Gallium Arsenide, and Gallium Nitride.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics or a similar discipline with at least 9 years of experience ( Masters w/ 7 yrs or PhD with 4 yrs) in a production wafer Fab where SPC methodologies are extensively used in in a semiconductor environment.

  • Must have working knowledge of SPC concepts as it relates to semiconductor processes at unit processes, in-line electrical measurements.

  • Proven track record of supporting and enhancing SPC Programs in a production and process development environment.

  • Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement Methodology, Design of Experiments, and Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA).

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross function teams and working in a matrix organization.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Product development experience

  • Previous process development experience and production support.

  • Expert user of LineWorks SPACE/camLine software or other similar software packages

  • Sound understanding of sampling size and sampling frequencies, various approaches to design of experiments.

  • User of various software packages commonly found in Semiconductor Wafer Fabs - MES Systems (FactoryWorks or alike systems), statistical analysis tools, - JMP, Statistica, etc.

  • Publications and presentations

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.

Job Category : Engineering