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Intern - Dry Etch Process Development

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 222761 


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 Process Development Engineer in the Dry Etch Research and Development Group you have the exciting responsibility to design and optimize plasma etch processes for Micron's products. This significant position enables you to take ideas from conception through process development all the way to implementation in our production facilities. Micron offers a flexible working environment to maintain a good work, life balance and still meet the demands of our fast-paced development and dynamic environment.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Plasma dry etch process characterization, optimization, design, troubleshooting, process transfer, and fundamental research. 
  • Collaborate with other groups such as process integration, electrical failure analysis, and manufacturing to ensure robust etch processes can meet the detailed physical and electrical requirements.
  • Develop Critical Dimension (CD) tuning processes to reduce line edge roughness and control average CDs and CD uniformity
  • Work with Senior Engineers and vendors to improve existing tool performance and reliability
  • Compare etch performance between different tools 
  • Trouble shoot defects or other issues associated with a given etching process or portion of the processing line



  • Intermediate understanding of semiconductor production operations concepts
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Communicate and present effectively to a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to prioritize between projects and driving complex projects
  • Advanced PC skills and familiarity with MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Advanced data extraction, analysis, and reporting skills
  • Ability to solve intermediate problems and identify and resolve root causes 


Education Requirements: 

  • Seniors enginering graduate school or graduate students with majors in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or equivalent degree. 
  • Research experience in Plasma Physics or Semiconductor processing is preferred. 
  • Graduationd date should not be prior to September 1, 2021


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 break throughs and enhance communication around the world.


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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