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Weekend Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Process Engineer/ Principal Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Process Engineer

The Engineering, Sciences & Technology (ES&T) organization of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Process Engineer for our Advanced Technology Lab (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, Carbon Nanotubes) 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 grow and learn with a variety of challenging projects in R&D, ongoing long term programs, and new programs targeting future military platforms.

Our multidisciplinary foundry team enables activities from development to sustainment process engineering. ATL is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, mask making, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly. The candidate must be a strong team participant, have excellent communication skills, and be resourceful and multitalented. A strong understanding of semiconductor technology and PVD process and equipment engineering is essential.

The PVD Process Engineer must possess knowledge of sputtering and / or evaporation techniques and practices.

The PVD Process Engineer will be responsible for:

1.sustaining existing production and development PVD processes

2.designing and executing process/equipment improvement projects

3.developing new processes based on production and development program requirements

4.establishing standard operating procedures and engaging the production team to ensure these are followed

5.training technicians and maintaining process documentation.

This is a full-time weekend shift position, covering at a minimum Friday Monday.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications below

Thisrequisition may be filled at either Engineer or Principal Engineer.

Basic Qualifications for Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Process Engineer:
-BS in Electrical, Chemical, Materials or Mechanical Engineering or other relevant technical discipline and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in a Semiconductor Fab (1 year with a technical MS and 0 with a PhD)

-Must be familiar with evaporation and / or sputtering techniques and practices

-Hands-on experience with evaporators and / or sputtering equipment from OEMs like CHA Industries, INNOTEC, Materials Research Corp., PERKIN-ELMER, Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), AJA International, and MPT

-Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications forPrincipalPhysical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Process Engineer:

-BS in Electrical, Chemical, Materials or Mechanical Engineering or other relevant technical discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience working in a Semiconductor Fab (2+ years with a technical MS and 1 with a PhD)

-Must possess knowledge of evaporation and sputtering techniques and practices

-Hands-on experience with evaporators and sputtering equipment from OEMs like CHA Industries, INNOTEC, Materials Research Corp., PERKIN-ELMER, Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), AJA International, and MPT

-Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance



Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience developing new processes and sustaining legacy processes in an R&D environment

-Experience in structured problem-solving methodology

-Experience leading and guiding the fab operation teams

-Experience developing technical specifications for process material procurement

-Experience developing technical specifications for equipment procurement

-Advanced knowledge of statistical process control (SPC)

-Active Secret clearance



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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.





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