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CMP Equipment Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 243503 


Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


The Equipment Engineer role can be broadly defined as the responsibility for the installation, functionality, and maintenance of an equipment toolset. This includes all the hardware and software in the toolset, as well as the interface to any other systems that the tool must connect to for its proper operation. A successful equipment engineer maintains the tool performance as measured by availability to production and primary quality metrics. Utilizing data analysis to drive the priority equipment engineering within the area.

Safety & Quality:

Safety and quality are primary characteristics of the work being performed. This includes completing the required safety training and conducting all work in accordance with safety policies and laws.

A safe and high-quality demeanor means following up and looking out for related issues immediately and works towards resolution with partners. We all perform and facilitate audits and submits good catches on safety issues to proactively reduces incidents of personal injuries, safety hazards or environmental impact. We operate and maintains tools according to documentation and guidelines to ensure safety and quality expectations are met.

Communication & Collaboration:

In order to work efficiently at a world class level, we need to collaborate with all areas and work functions. This includes partnering with suppliers, process owners and Shift Engineers/Technicians to execute to daily activities and extraordinary activities that include issues that could cause yield loss, excursions, defects, tool restrictions, or output loss. These collaboration activities will happen naturally while work together in daily area meetings and periodic maintenance improvement, TPM, meetings. This teamwork will span the globe as you partner with counterparts at other fabrication sites.

We collaborate with leaders on our improvement opportunities to construct personal performance and development goals. This benefits everyone by improving performance, output and job happiness!

Clear written communication is meaningful to ensures equipment changes are communicated accurately and timely. This increases our work efficiency and quality tracking. Your methodical improvements to the equipment are paramount to succeeding in our manufacturing environment.

Technical/Data Analysis:

  • Analyzes data to make critical decisions and drive cost reduction activities
  • Provides troubleshooting support for complex problems and address root causes
  • Serves as a key area resource for technical support and/or providing required technical resources to support TD requirements
  • Identifies and develops a strategy for each workstation that will streamline PM frequencies
  • Partners with HVM sites to identify gaps and opportunities for workstation efficiencies, such as reviewing SPC, ETI, and Y3 to identify PM frequency optimization opportunities
  • Maintains tool matching and drives machine hardware and s/w consistency
  • Handles all inventory lists and levels to insure we have the parts for planned and unplanned maintenance events.
  • Provides effective and timely guidance to resolve equipment issues and is highly engaged in key problem resolution

Project Management/Planning:

Improving what we do and how we work is part of everyday activities Micron! You are responsible for partnering with equipment owners to develop, prioritize, and run projects. Often will be leading projects to ensure objectives are completed within the required scope, schedule and budget. Tracking actions and providing solution paths or resources to ensure actions will be completed on time will be required to be successful at project management. Collaborating with many people and different areas these projects will encompass the equipment life from the beginning to the end and ever improving it along the way.

Successful Candidates must have the following Qualifications:

  • Sophisticated PC skills including a familiarity with MS Office suite and be able to adapt and be adept to new equipment programs that come along.
  • Clear examples of strong leadership and teamwork skills to motivate and collaborate across a variety of groups
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to efficiently organize teams and projects
  • Advanced understanding of the Fab process areas including area processing equipment
  • Know SPC principles such as improving Cpk and reducing defectivity baselines and how the equipment affects SPC performance.
  • Proven ability to communicate and present effectively to all audiences Intermediate data extraction, analysis, and reporting skills
  • Knows the ideal gas law and how changes to pressure, temperature and amount of gas can affect a process. Knows what chemical reactions are and what reactions occur on process equipment. Can solve simple algebraic equations and two to three variable equations.
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Proven time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot issues related to process flows
  • Proven ability to follow procedures and work with minimal supervision

Education and Experience:

  • Required: AAS in Electronics Engineering (or equivalent, including military training) and 6 years relevant industry experience
  • Preferred: BS in an Engineering related field


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.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

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