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MCT BE Automation PCS Engineer

Date: Mar 9, 2018

Location: Singapore, 01, SG

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 113884 

Automation PCS Engineer

Job Description

As a Backend Manufacturing Central Teams Process Control Systems (PCS) Engineer at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and improving Fault Detection and Classification (FDC) and Run To Run (R2R) process control strategies at our manufacturing facilities across backend operations. You will work with global teams to provide direction and assistance with process control functions.  You will help to coordinate and implement process control systems across multiple international facilities that reduce scrap, prevent excursions, and improve process margins and yields, thereby reducing manufacturing costs.  It is highly desirable that the applicant has experience implementing and maintaining FDC and R2R control solutions in semiconductor manufacturing operations.  Experience in using machine learning and statistical techniques to create state-of-the-art data products (decision support and decision automation data systems), utilizing extensive and diverse Big Data sets is a plus.


Responsibilities and Tasks (include, but not limited to):

  • Develop and integrate new FDC and R2R control algorithms into backend manufacturing process areas
  • Implement standards and business processes for FDC and R2R Control Systems for backend semiconductor manufacturing:
    • Identify dependencies for FDC and R2R control solutions
    • Implement, maintain and improve established standards
    • Test and implement control system changes and improvements
    • Measure manufacturing sites’ performance and compliance to company standards and industry benchmarks
  • Manage the implementation of controlled modifications using Change Management methodologies, from network support and direction drive perspective. Support the manufacturing sites on:
    • Deployment and on-going maintenance of FDC strategies (data collection, statistical models, limits, out of control actions, etc.) in an effort to minimize risks of excursion, and product scrap
    • Troubleshoot strategy/tool/system related issues, including proper documentation, escalation, and follow-up to completion
    • Monitor strategy performance and effectiveness and identify opportunities for improvement
    • Identify and implement FDC and R2R strategy best known methods (BKM) for excursion/scrap prevention. Review and align control strategies and procedures with global sites PCS counterparts
    • Engage with global stakeholders to explore, analyze and promote the use of FDC data
    • Work with Information Technology (IT) and Global Manufacturing Teams and Suppliers to drive improvements in data collection and automation capabilities, including tool feedback and control
  • Understand and Maintain System Dependencies
    • Evaluate and monitor user lists for program access in compliance with established product integrity, security, and intellectual property rights’ protection standards
  • Facilitate FDC and R2R global projects and activities
    • Coordinate FDC and R2R tasks and activities involving integration to various backend software and automation systems
  • Project Planning
    • Act as a liaison between Information Technology, production area management, and engineering management in matters concerning FDC and R2R
    • Anticipate or diagnose automation issues across multiple equipment types within a given manufacturing area
    • Define and deploy projects that have impact on a global scale
    • Organize and execute project plans efficiently and effectively
  • Cost Reduction 
    • As a Team Member at Micron, you are responsible for reducing costs associated with your area. This responsibility may include owning and completing cost reduction projects, identifying cost effective sustaining/manufacturing improvements, minimizing regular expenditures, and helping to promote a cost-conscious culture
  • Ensure that effective requirements, standards and procedures exist for functional areas and sites to accomplish given manufacturing operations
  • Provide direction on the facilitation of the practical application of FDC and R2R within Backend Manufacturing environment
  • Work with global teams such as Global Quality, Site Quality teams, Manufacturing Central Teams, and IT to assess the compliance of functional areas and sites to global standards
  • Ensure all business needs are properly documented, validated, and escalated as needed
  • Analyze findings and assess potential problems and risks within functional areas and sites
  • Compile and issue formal reports detailing findings, potential problems, recommend solutions
  • Follow up on action items to ensure solutions/corrective actions are implemented
  • Ensure process control solutions and corrective actions are aligned throughout the backend manufacturing network
  • Ensure BKM sharing and alignment spans across all functional areas and sites regardless of technology and/or site mission differences
  • Facilitate and maintain world class data analysis skill sets and tools in Micron for engineering efficiency to support data driven decisions by engineers
  • Provide tactical support to the manufacturing sites as required for issues of yield and quality, working with other peer groups


  • Experience in developing and management of FDC and/or R2R control solutions in semiconductor manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of applied statistical methods, including categorical data analysis, statistical sampling methodology and applied statistics for quality and productivity improvement, such as SPC, design of experiments (DOE), multiple regression and ANOVA, nonlinear regression, logistic regression, random/mixed/fixed effects and variance components modeling, statistical reliability methods, nonparametric statistics, survey design and analysis, re-sampling methods, mathematical statistics, and others
  • Desire to identify and/or work on data analysis projects that will improve product yield and quality, reduce costs and cycle time, and optimize business practices
  • Ability to extract data from different databases via SQL and other query languages and applying data cleansing, outlier identification, and missing data techniques
  • Ability to work with small, big, structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data
  • Ability to teach short-courses and deliver training in process control and applied statistics to engineers and technical management
  • Capable of visually summarizing and presenting advanced analytical results and monetary benefits to middle and executive management
  • General understanding of the backend operations for component assembly, component test, module/SSD assembly & test, and Finished Goods
  • Strong software development skills
  • Well versed in JMP or analytical tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A strong plus point if the desirable skillsets are available:
    • Machine learning and other advanced analytical methods
    • Tableau and visualization software
    • Fluency in Python and/or R
    • Hadoop (Hive, Spark, HBase)
    • Teradata and/or another SQL databases
    • Tensorflow, and/or other statistical software including scripting capability for automating analyses
    • Experience working with time series data, images, semi-supervised learning, and data with frequently changing distributions is a plus

Program Management:

  • Able to multitask and adapt to changing priorities
  • Demonstrate ability to move projects effectively through project lifecycle – initiate, plan, execute, and close – while balancing time, cost, quality, scope and risk / opportunity constraints
  • Motivate stakeholders and all project team members to take ownership of project and its success
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of others to accomplish project tasks successfully
  • Prioritize and manage multiple conflicting projects based on backend and corporate objectives
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives and enable projects that support company objectives
  • Develop and implement metrics for benchmarking Performance.  Identify and share BKMs across departments and sites and track compliance in aligning to BKM’s


  • Communicate and respond to issues in a timely manner
  • Use active listening skills to effectively communicate with other team members
  • Express ideas and issues in an organized, effective, and respectful manner
  • Use voice, tone, and body language to enhance communication
  • Written communication is complete, concise, grammatically correct, and appropriate for the audience
  • Invite feedback for clarification and self-improvement
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity - Show respect for different cultures and languages; learn to pronounce names correctly; speak English slowly and clearly when interacting with non-native English speakers; invite feedback to ensure others understand
  • Use conference call etiquette and enforce during all meetings
  • Be an active participant in all group discussions, meetings, etc… (internal and external)
  • Flexible and accommodating but willing to voice opinions and make recommendations



  • Minimum B.S. degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or related Engineering degree



  • Minimum 3 years of experience in semiconductor industry applying a variety of statistical methods, including process control and/or metrology
  • Experience in developing and management of FDC and/or R2R control solutions in semiconductor manufacturing
  • Experience with R, JMP, and/or other statistical software including scripting capability for automating analyses

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Each manager, supervisor and team member is responsible for carrying out this policy. The EEO Administrator in Human Resources is responsible for administration of this policy. The administrator will monitor compliance and is available to answer any questions on EEO matters.

To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).

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