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Northrop Grumman Production Operator 1 in Apopka, Florida

Requisition ID: R10161702

  • Category: Manufacturing and Production

  • Location: Apopka, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • 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.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Operator

The Operator will run fabrication equipment for processing semiconductor materials and devices under the guidance of process documentation which includes the set-up and operation of a variety of standard and special solid-state processing equipment. This includes performing various chemical, physical, photographic, and packaging processes such as deposition, metrology and etching of materials, metals plating, and wafer dicing /thinning.


  • Responsible for operating and monitoring equipment to process wafers through the applicable stage in the manufacturing process.

  • Responsible for inspecting the final product, cleaning the work environment, and performing data entry.

  • Responsible for recognizing when a technician or engineer is needed, in addition to making suggestions for improvement to productivity.

  • Computer/Software related tasks such as process diagnosis and interpretation using Statistical Process Control (SPC) methodology.

  • Perform production processes under-documented specifications and production.

Basic Qualifications Production Operator 1

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 1-year prior manufacturing experience or 1 year of semiconductor (cleanroom) manufacturing experience

  • Ability to wear cleanroom garments that protect hair, dry skin, etc. from contaminating the product (wafers) for extended periods.

  • Comfortable working in an ESD environment.

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods.

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral; ability to read and write effectively.

  • Steady eye-to-hand coordination and good observation skills.

  • Good hand and finger dexterity to handle wafers without damaging them.

  • Comfort working with and around chemicals (protective equipment and safety training will be provided).

  • Highly motivated and able to contribute effectively to a team environment and interface well with other Operators and Engineers.

  • Ability to lift, hold, move, and manipulate the wafers in a FOUP (Front Opening Unified Pod) to 25 pounds and with a vacuum wand as applicable.

  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance.

  • Computer and math skills, experience with Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to communicate well in English, both verbal and written.

Desired Qualifications

  • 2 years prior semiconductor manufacturing experience

  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Wafer handling experience

  • Security Clearance


Salary Range: $31,200 - $45,500

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.