Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Semiconductor Manufacturing Technicians for positions in the Fabrication, Assembly, and Test areas of our Advanced Technology Lab's Foundry. These positions are located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Northrop Grumman’s ATL semiconductor foundry is a unique capability supporting the production of a range of 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, airborne radars, and space systems. Join us for the chance to work with an experienced and talented team while helping serve your country.
This is a pipeline staffing requisition used to source qualified talent for near future and on-going talent needs in this area of professional expertise.
- The technician will fabricate, test, and/ or assemble semiconductor devices using a variety of technical, chemical, photographic processes along with electrical testing and measurements utilizing standard and specialized process equipment and precision test equipment.
- Perform process evaluations and make adjustments based upon knowledge of processing and monitoring equipment when required.
Examine/ inspect processes to determine the quality of the process and discuss with higher classified personnel possible improvements in the process.
Make minor repairs and adjustments to laboratory and operating equipment as required.
The specific roles and responsibilities of the technician will vary across the Fabrication, Assembly, and Test areas. Please see below for additional detail by area.
Candidates will be considered across all technician positions and invited to apply to the specific position that is the best match with their background and experience.
Wafer level fabrication of various semiconductor materials under the guidance of higher classified personnel utilizing a variety of standard and specialized semiconductor process equipment such as:
- I-Line and DUV lithography tools
- LPCVD and PECVD Deposition
- Ion Implant
- Epitaxial Growth
- Wet Chemical Processing
- Plasma Etch
- Metal Evaporation and Sputter, PVD
- Oxidation and Diffusion Furnaces
- SEM and other metrology tools used for evaluation.
- Chemical Mechanical Polishing, Grinding and Lapping
This includes cleaning of quartzware, replacing gas bottles, working with concentrated chemicals and maintaining equipment and work area in a clean and orderly state.
Assemble good die into packages using manual and auto controlled operations. This includes die shear, wire bonding, package lidding and picking / pick in place.
Work through a microscope 6 – 8 hours a day, soldering small detailed components and assembling electronic devices.
Perform a variety of wafer and die level testing utilizing standard and precision Automated Test Equipment (ATE). ATE will include DC and RF test stands for measurements. Follow detailed instructions and work from test specifications obtained from higher classified personnel or on-line.
All position are SEA Union represented.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift opportunities are available.