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Intern - Metrology Process Development Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 229544 

Are you energized by providing solutions, that no one else can? Would you like to enable groundbreaking semiconductor technology development? Do you have experience with optical, electrical, x-ray, and other physical characterization methods? Are you looking for an opportunity to see the whole process flow of a memory chip, from start to finish?


We are the lifeblood of Micron's technology development, providing in-fab data that quantifies the statistics of every process used to make the memory chips that are powering the mobile devices, data centers, autonomous cars, internet of things, and of course personal computers in use across the globe. We continually evaluate new metrology methods, techniques, and equipment to deliver state of the art process characterization, enabling the industry's leading technology portfolio.


This position is for an internship in the Metrology Technology Development group in Boise, a growing city that is continuously listed as one of the top in the country. In Metrology we work on projects meaningful to current and future semiconductor manufacturing needs. Our mission is to develop timely and creative solutions to the tough challenges our process teams face as technology continues to scale to smaller devices and higher capacities.


You will collaborate with engineers in Metrology, in Boise and across the globe, as well as other process areas. Projects may include focus on 1 of 5 disciplines within the metrology group; Optical Thin Films, Scatterometry/OCD, X-Ray, Overlay/Registration, or CDSEM.


In this role, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete two or three Metrology related projects, summarize the results, and present your project to the larger Metrology team.
  • Plan, design, and run experiments in a semiconductor cleanroom using state of the art technology.
  • Analyze top-down and cross-sectional SEM data using Excel and JMP.
  • Work on new metrology technology and measurement techniques to ensure that our measurement capabilities meet the technical device roadmaps.
  • Working with metrology equipment vendors on continuous improvement of software/hardware and development of new measurement techniques.
  • Understanding, optimizing and maintaining the calibration of metrology systems.
  • Working closely with process development and process integration engineers to optimize measurements for multiple device process flows and layer stacks.
  • Developing applications on next generation processes and technologies within Fab 4 and qualification for technology transfers to production fabs.
  • Evaluations of new metrology tools to determine lowest cost of ownership solutions with the highest accuracy and precision for deployment in R&D and high volume manufacturing.


For this position you will:

  • Have process and equipment related experience or completed coursework in instrumentation and calibration procedures and semiconductor processing.
  • Have developed a keen understanding of semiconductor manufacturing processes (diffusion, CVD, Etch, Lithography) and semiconductor process flows (NAND, DRAM).
  • Possess strong computer skills, including MS Office and JMP, and programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, C, C++.
  • Demonstrate strong data analysis skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Have the flexibility to work individually, be part of a team, and lead a team at a per project level.
  • Use strong communication and organizational skills.



  • Applicants should be working towards an M. S. or Ph. D. in Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or a semiconductor-related field.
  • Applicants are continuing education in Fall of 2021 (graudation date should not be prior to September 1, 2021)

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).

Keywords:  Boise || Idaho (US-ID) || United States (US) || Technology Development || Intern || Internship || Engineering || Not Applicable ||

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