Dry Etch Equipment Development Engineer


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Boise, ID

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. Join an inclusive team passionate about one thing: using their expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we build help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can fuel the very innovation we are pursuing.

An Equipment Development Engineer is an integral member of the Technology Development Engineering team at Micron Technology and enables our development of tomorrow's memory and storage technology.

The primary focus of this role is developing cutting-edge semiconductor processing hardware – both internally with process engineering and externally with vendors – to enable novel process technology.

Success is derived through a partnership with the process development team and effective project management of vendor resources to achieve process technology and efficiency benchmarks. Equipment Development Engineers use creative experimental techniques and have access to a full suite of semiconductor analytics lab equipment and onboard plasma diagnostics to solve outstanding technical challenges.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

R&D Equipment Development

  • Develop and define hardware requirements enabling new processing technology

  • Provide hardware technical support to the process development staff

  • Execute the characterization program of new tools and identify and close any hardware and procedural gaps

  • Execute against project goals - close hardware gaps before transfer to internal customers.

  • Rapidly learn and understand the interactions between R&D/Manufacturing/Procurement

  • Manage installation and upgrades of tools ensuring quality of work, cost control and alignment to project schedule.

  • Partner with tool vendors developing training program for next generation equipment

  • Mentor equipment technicians and engineers

  • Establish and build relationships with peers building a culture of alignment on Best Known Methods for equipment maintenance and matching procedures.

  • Always execute with Safety first behaviors.

Successful candidates for this position will have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with customers, stakeholders, and managers

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction / supervision and always focusing on timely completion of project deliverables

  • Model-based problem-solving skills

  • Strong analytical skills - ability to identify embedded correlations

  • An electromechanical or hardware derived work history/education

  • Ability to generate data-based problem statements and success criteria

  • Strong teamwork skills - ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams facing cross-organizational logistical challenges

  • Effective project management skills achieving goals and timelines

  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects simultaneously

  • Self-driven to respond to issues 24X7 to ensure projects are moving forward

  • Strong digital literacy, or minimally the ability to learn quickly new programs like JMP and other data analysis programs


  • B.S. in Engineering or Science discipline (Physics, Electrical Engineering) + 2 years of related proven experience

  • M.S./Ph.D. in Science or Engineering discipline (experience is preferred)

About Us

As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands - Micron, Crucial and Ballistix - we offer the industry's broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today's major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.

Micron Benefits

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.

About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. With a relentless focus on our customers, technology leadership, and manufacturing and operational excellence, Micron delivers a rich portfolio of high-performance DRAM, NAND, and NOR memory and storage products through our Micron® and Crucial® brands. Every day, the innovations that our people create fuel the data economy, enabling advances in artificial intelligence and 5G applications that unleash opportunities — from the data center to the intelligent edge and across the client and mobile user experience.

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Micron is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Please note that in order to assist in providing a safe and healthy workplace for all Micron team members, new employment offers for jobs based in India, Malaysia, Singapore, and the U.S., are contingent upon the applicant’s provision of a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination document to Micron on a confidential basis prior to their scheduled start date confirming that they have completed the COVID-19 vaccination process, subject to any written request for medical or religious accommodation and to the extent permitted by applicable law.

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s People Organization at or 1-800-336-8918

Micron Prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and other international and industry labor standards.

Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.