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Line Operations Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 181081 


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.


A Fab 4 Line Operations Engineer (ME) is part of the Operations Development Integration team (ODI) in Operations Development Engineering (ODE) and is responsible for understanding and driving improvements to operational performance. Additional duties include but are not limited to:


Safety & Quality

  • Finishes the required safety training and conducts all work in accordance with Micron and Technology Development (TD) safety policies
  • Follows all safety and environmental procedures to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Reports all safety-related concerns or problems immediately to the appropriate individual (Emergency Response Team, Supervision, etc.)
  • Performs audits and submits good catches on safety issues



  • Collaborates with key partners to develop applications to continuously improve metrics
  • Presents findings and recommends solutions to fab performance gaps to diverse audiences
  • Works closely with the Technology Development and Process Engineering teams to plan for future product introduction
  • Provides updates on key projects and lots
  • Partners with the area Engineering and Operations teams to keep updated on area issues, priorities and projects
  • Drives the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources


Project Management/Planning

  • Designs and coordinates projects with several different departments
  • Supports inventory control and cycle-time improvement processes
  • Support and lead efforts for New Part Startup, and product planning achievements
  • Establishes operational business processes and procedures that are deployed across Fab 4 and in some cases globally, partnering with the Part and Area Operations teams.
  • Leads projects, including the identification of task requirements and landmarks
  • Prioritizes work tasks effectively to meet commitments and seek opportunities for improvement
  • Develops standard methodologies, reports, dashboards, and other data visualizations



  • Applies industrial engineering concepts to line management, capacity analysis, scheduling and production planning
  • Uses statistical analysis to evaluate manufacturing line performance for continuous improvement
  • Seeks out novel methodologies and tools to better predict and track manufacturing key line performance indicators
  • Forecasts and setting cycle time targets, WIP Limits, wafer delivery plans and other operational measures while tracking performance to plan
  • Benchmarks with other Micron sites and the industry in general to bring to bear best known methods (BKMs)
  • Continuously improves production metrics and line performance reporting
  • Develops metrics and reports to support the Part Operations Engineers and ODE in general


Successful Candidates must have the following Qualifications:

  • Excellent multi-tasking, time-management, organization and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships
  • Proven ability to communicate complex analysis in a succinct and actionable manner
  • Proven ability to plan, drive and complete projects effectively
  • Proven skills in working effectively with team members from different disciplines
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be detailed oriented and able to follow complex procedures
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and manage multiple tasks
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel and Power Point
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously learn and self-improve
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop, propose, and implement effective plans to improve overall efficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and efficiently facilitate meetings and project teams
  • Demonstrated analytical problem-solving skills with ability to solve complex problems and address root causes
  • Strong partnering and team-working skills
  • Ability in multi-tasking complex projects
  • Experience in effectively communicating and presenting technical information
  • Intermediate skills in critical software (i.e. SQL, Python, VBA, Tableau)
  • Solid understanding of production line management techniques and theories
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundamental semiconductor production floor concepts and operations
  • Strong understanding of statistics, data analysis, and problem solving
  • Advanced understanding of Manufacturing Science (scheduling, inventory management, capacity planning)
  • Demonstrated understanding and proven ability to improve production metrics and line performance


Education and Experience

  • Required: BS in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Operations Management (POM), equivalent degree, or meaningful experience.
  • Preferred: Two or more years of experience. Knowledge of the semiconductor manufacturing process in regard to capacity planning, automation, scheduling, cycle time, and manufacturing efficiency.


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.




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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