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Manufacturing Technician

Date: Jun 6, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron

Req Id: 129728 

Date:  January 11, 2019

Location:  Boise, Idaho


REQ 129728


Job Summary and Description:

F4 Manufacturing Technicians contribute to cycle time reduction by facilitating product movement, keeping lot mean time at step (MTAS) low and including advanced support tasks.  The area MT is the first responder on area inefficiencies, i.e. lots not tracking/staging, data not down loading, tool lockups, and lot processed verification, the MT utilizes production planning reports to review historical workstation performance and identify areas for improvement.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Ensure Safety and Quality:

  • Completes all required safety training and conducting all work in accordance with safety policies
  • Creates and maintains a safe work environment
  • Performs safety audits and walkthroughs
  • Consistently supports established safety and quality processes
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) actions
  • Contributes to continuous improvement and problem solving efforts
  • Identifies and helps resolve training opportunities or procedure gaps
  • Ensures the quality of task updates and passdowns
  • Manages queue time alerts and helps coordinate when to stop/start lot ordering


Workstation Efficiency:

  • Demonstrates expertise in executing area routine operations to ensure  throughput needs are accomplished
  • Identifies chronic area inefficiencies and works on resolving them through CIP, area suggestion or training
  • Utilizes planning reports such as Workstation Constraints Reports, GANTT charts, and ToolMon to improve area constraints
  • Proactively addresses operational inefficiencies by monitoring systems, addressing notifications and escalating issues
  • Partners with area engineering on workstation and operational enhancements
  • Covers additional workstations and tasks during staffing shortages or at supervisor direction
  • Monitors status of key bottlenecks and priority workstations throughout shift to ensure they are running efficiently
  • Ensures tasks status is being updated and all relevant lot information is commented and passed down to next shift
  • Executes to shift game plan as developed by MA and Supervisor


WIP Management:

  • Facilitates the movement of product through your area(s) to improve cycle time
  • Resolves or escalate lot issues in Special Work Requests (SWR), GeRM, MTAS lots
  • Reviews Prod/Dev hold lots and prioritizes what can be resolved and escalates as necessary
  • Follows up on all Delayed lots: Wait_Target, _Parent, _ Dispo, etc.
  • Follows up on Auto Stage fails, track out fails, or recipe not on tool errors
  • Adds MTAS comments to lots per requirements
  • Provides oversight of test wafer management in the area and interfaces with the Test Wafer Management team


Support Training and Documentation:

  • Updates or helps create procedures to align with area practices and to support training
  • Ensures Assessor checklists and other documents are kept up to date
  • Participates in the integration of new Learning items in the area(s)
  • Performs area assessments and certifications on time
  • Identifies the need and helps create training references
  • Assists in the training of others as directed by leadership
  • Ensures Best Known Methods (BKM’s) are documented and shared with the team



  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistics, Algebra, and English coursework
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally
  • Proven ability to accurately read and interpret verbal and written instructions to improve area efficiency
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office, including: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Excel
  • Proven ability to effectively type a minimum of 40 words per minute
  • The willingness and ability to work any shift, which includes weekends, nights, and holidays
  • Basic understanding of semiconductor production operations concepts
  • Demonstrated time management and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability in multi-tasking and driving basic projects
  • Basic understanding of SPC principles
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot basic problems and identify and resolve root causes
  • Proven ability to recognize performance gaps and identify steps to improve
  • Proven ability to follow basic procedures and work with minimal supervision
  • The willingness to work any shift, which includes weekends, nights, and holidays.
  • The willingness to work overtime as needed or required.
  • The ability to work in a cleanroom or an electro-static discharge (ESD) sensitive environment; due to the delicate nature of our products, manufacturing areas are kept particle-free and static-free to avoid damage to our products.
  • In the cleanroom, workers are required to wear a full-body jumpsuit over their regular clothes, booties over their shoes, gloves, a head covering, face mask, and safety glasses (optional). In the ESD-sensitive environment, workers are required to wear a smock and booties over regular clothes.


Working Hours:

  • We are a manufacturing company that operators 24 hours/day each day of the year. Our shifts are 12 hours, with work weeks that alternate between three and four days. The shifts typically run from 7am - 7pm for the day shift and from 7pm - 7am for the night shift.


Successful candidates for this position will:

  • Prepare an interview presentation that demonstrates their readiness for the role
  • Suggested topics would be experiences they have related to the MT job description and qualifications


Education and Experience

  • Required: Introductory College Algebra and Introductory College English
  • Preferred: Two year Associates Degree or higher
  • Preferred: 1 year experience in Production/Manufacturing


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.


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).
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Nearest Major Market: Boise
Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian

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