Principal / Senior Principal Photolithography Sustaining Engineer – 4th ShiftLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10157874

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Shift 4 (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 Northrop Grumman Microelectronics Center of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally talented and motivated Photolithography Sustaining Engineer.

Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) – located outside of Baltimore, Maryland – where we design, manufacture, and test semiconductor products for internal and commercial 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 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.

Our multidisciplinary foundry team enables activities from development to sustainment process engineering. ATL is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor technology including design, wafer fabrication, test, and assembly.

The Photolithography Sustaining Engineer should possess a strong knowledge of lithography principles and practices, should be experienced with I-Line and DUV exposure systems, maskless direct-write systems, thin film coating, liftoff processes, image reversal, and resist chemistry. The Engineer should also be familiar with a wide variety of metrology tools including CDSEM and overlay measurement. The selected candidate should be hands on, have an aptitude for technology development and demonstrate an ability to communicate well with others.

The Photolithography Engineer will be responsible for:

All aspects of sustaining our Si lithography processes including process qualifications, technician training and certification, and process safety. Support superconducting line including assisting with processing material. Interfacing with other unit process engineers and product integration engineers to develop processes to support new products. Writing and maintaining process documentation. Supporting statistical process control (SPC) and continuous improvement efforts.

This position will work 4th shift hours (7am – 7 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday).

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

below:

Job Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled as a level 3

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

• BS degree in a related technical discipline with 5 years of relevant experience, 3 years with a MS or 0 years with PHD.

• Hands-on knowledge and operation of lithography steppers, maskless direct-write systems, tracks, CDSEM, and overlay tools.

• Direct experience with semiconductor fabrication.

• Basic knowledge of statistical process control (SPC).

• Must be able to work independently, providing technical solutions to a wide range of complex problems.

• Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

  • Must be able to work a 4th shift.

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

• BS degree in a related technical discipline with 9 years of relevant experience, 7 years with a MS or 4 years with PHD.

• Hands-on knowledge and operation of lithography steppers, maskless direct-write systems, tracks, CDSEM, and overlay tools.

• Direct experience with semiconductor fabrication.

• Intermediate knowledge of statistical process control (SPC).

• Must be able to work independently, providing technical solutions to a wide range of complex problems.

• Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working in a compound and Si semiconductor fab as a photolithography engineer.

• Strong understanding of semiconductor technology and photolithography principles.

• Experience with ASML PAS5500 Steppers.

• Experience with coat / develop tracks including C&D P8000, SVG 86xx/88xx, SVG 90S, TEL Mark V, and TEL ACT8 tracks.

• Knowledge of resist chemistry and general resist processing, including liftoff and image reversal processes.

• Data analysis and visualization (JMP and/or MiniTab).

• Advanced knowledge of statistical process control (SPC).

• Experience in structured problem-solving methodology to troubleshoot tool and process issues.

• Ability to work with minimal supervision.

• Excellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to identify manufacturing improvements, manage change, and implement solutions.

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $190,600

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.