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Engineer, CMP-DRAM/EM

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 165342 


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.


As a Senior Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) DRAM Process Development Engineer at Micron Technology in Boise, you will be an integral part of a ground breaking Technology Development (R&D) organization. You will be responsible for continuously improving and developing CMP process and equipment to support Micron’s DRAM technology acceleration. You will collaborate with diverse teams across the company to develop new processes for next-generation best in class semiconductor devices. Develop techniques to prove out manufacturability and quantify the gain of next generation CMP solutions. Your critical thinking and analytical skills will be challenged while you perform rigorous process characterization, develop new consumables, evaluate new hardware, and complete ground-breaking research. Your innovative thinking may lead to the next big invention to be added to Micron’s massive patent portfolio. Come join us as we define the future of the semiconductor industry, and transforming how the world uses information to enrich life.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS/PhD in chemical engineering, chemistry, material science, electrical engineering or a related field.
  • Hands-on experience with CMP polishing equipment, which includes familiarity with equipment operation, optical metrology, profilometry, common polishing slurries, and polishing pads.
  • In-depth understanding of polishing mechanisms for dielectric and metal CMP.
  • Good knowledge of semiconductor processes.
  • Good understanding of chemistry fundamentals.
  • Good knowledge of material properties and characterization techniques.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of statistics, mathematics principles and various machine learning algorithms.
  • Knowledge of scripting and programming.
  • Strong aptitude for research and development with interest and capability to create production worthy technologies, able to research and stay abreast with the published literature in CMP and relevant technology.
  • Drive continuous process and productivity improvements to meet the Yield, Quality and Cycle time needs of Process Integration and Manufacturing, set process roadmaps.
  • Good ability to direct and manage CMP consumables and equipment suppliers.
  • Demonstrate dependability and willingness to take on responsibilities.
  • Excellent ability to work on multiple projects and work through cross-disciplinary and cross-organizational logistical issues effectively and efficiently.
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and manage numerous projects at a time; efficiently utilize available resources or seek peers’ and/or management help to get over the roadblocks to work towards solutions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to convey the message clearly and sharply both locally and globally (written, verbal and presentation).
  • Excellent ability to plan and execute well-designed experiments and report results in clear concise reports.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, proven ability to collaborate with local and overseas teams on projects.
  • Ambitious, goal orientation, strong attention to details, and the ability to aggressively focus on solving problems proactively and adaptable to our demanding, dynamic and rapidly changing work environment.



  • Experience in CMP is not required although considered to be helpful.


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/San Jose 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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