1+ months

Principal/Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Baltimore, MD 21217
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: None

TRAVEL: No

**Description**

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

**Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal/Senior Principal Manufacturing Process Engineer for the Advanced Interconnects and Multilayer Solutions (AIMS) manufacturing cell.**

**AIMS** is committed to the rapid development, manufacture and delivery of leading-edge discriminating products, utilizing advances in organic materials, technology and processing to meet or exceed customer expectations.

**The Manufacturing Process Engineer** will provide manufacturing technical expertise and direction to fabricate printed wiring boards, manifolds, and backplanes for next generation RF hardware. This position will be responsible for multiple imaging/chemical/wet processes in AIMS.

**Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below:**

**Process Development**

+ Developing new and maintaining or improving existing manufacturing processes with a focus on affordability
+ Creating and managing to project plans (tasks, resources, schedules) for process development activities
+ Providing ROI justification for process improvements
+ Specifying, identifying and procuring new manufacturing equipment for production readiness and preparing equipment for production
+ Developing and optimizing process parameters
+ Developing/revising process documentation and work instruction

**Factory Support**

+ Monitoring process yields, cost, and process stability and capability
+ Recommending and implementing quality improvements based on the above metrics
+ Creating, validating and maintaining automatic equipment programs
+ Solving of manufacturing problems (related to materials, designs, equipment, people) in a timely manner
+ Assisting with the training of new personnel and participating in the design of operator training materials
+ Supporting factory maintenance personnel with the troubleshooting and repair of process equipment

**Design Support**

+ Recommending product design improvements required to produce advanced microelectronics products
+ Documenting state-of-the-art process capabilities and guidelines for product designers
+ Participating in design producibility reviews for new products

The chosen candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment; and work well as part of a team.

This job may be filled as a Principal Engineer or a Senior Principal Engineer, based on the qualifications below.

**Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer:**

+ Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area with 5 years of relevant experience (or 3 years with a Master's)
+ Process Engineering experience
+ Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), 6 sigma concepts for process development, and control
+ Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
+ Fluency in MS Office software applications
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required.)

**Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Engineer:**

+ Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering or related STEM area with at least 9 years of relevant experience (7 years with a Master's)
+ Process Engineering experience
+ Familiarity with Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), 6 sigma concepts for process development, and control
+ Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
+ Fluency in MS Office software applications
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required.)

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Experience working with high-end PWB imaging and chemical processing to include photolithography, developing, etching, stripping, electroless copper and electrolytic copper plating, electroless nickel gold plating, tin and tin/lead plating, blind, through and microvias
+ Knowledge of IPC Class 3 substrate fabrication requirements
+ Experience using TrueChem analysis software

MANUMS

Salary Range: $87,780.00 - $131,670.00Salary Range 2: $108,864.00 - $163,296.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority** . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 most positions.

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Posted: 2022-06-24 Expires: 2022-08-25

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