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Mask Equipment Support Engineer

Boise, ID, US

Req Id: 183464 

Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our dedication to people, innovation, tenacity, teamwork, 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.


The Equipment Engineer role can be broadly defined as the responsibility for the installation, functionality, and maintenance of an equipment toolset. This includes all the hardware and software in the toolset, as well as the interface to any other systems that the tool must connect to for its proper operation. The Equipment Engineer is expected to maintain the tool performance as measured by availability to production and primary quality metrics. Categorization and Pareto analysis should always drive the priority of the work within the area. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Safety & Quality: 

  • Completes all required safety training and conducts all work in accordance with safety policies and regulations 
  • Follows-up on safety and quality related issues immediately and works towards resolution with stakeholders 
  • Performs and facilitates audits and submits good catches on safety issues 
  • Proactively reduces incidents of personal injuries, safety hazards or environmental releases
  • Operates and maintains tools according to documentation and guidelines to ensure safety and quality expectations are met  
  • Ensures proper tool documentation/reaction mechanisms exist for shift teams and submits updates to content when needed 
  • Maintains a constant improvement program for defect reduction / yield improvement 
  • Reviews and identifies hardware related failures and creates and executes plans to fix root-cause

Communication & Collaboration:

  • Partners with vendors to resolve tool problems, defect issues, and maximize tool availability 
  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to coordinate efforts across a variety of groups 
  • Proven ability to communicate and present effectively to all audiences’ Intermediate data extraction, analysis, and reporting skills 
  • Improves communication and collaboration with vendors and area, department, and network partners 
  • Collaborates with supervisor and area leaders to create personal performance and development goals 
  • Communicates proactively with Engineering shift and Shift Ops leaders on the daily priorities and issues 
  • Maintains strong vendor relationships to ensure Microns best interests are met 
  • Partners with Process Engineers and shift Engineers/Technicians to gather input for area improvement 
  • Communicates changes made to equipment and follow business rules for change control 
  • Ensures pass down is updated and accurately reflects the work instructions to shift each day
  • Partners with process engineering to drive tool matching and machine hardware and s/w consistency 

Technical/Data Analysis:

  • Analyzes data to make critical decisions and drive cost reduction activities 
  • Provides troubleshooting support for complex problems and address root causes  
  • Serves as a key area resource for technical support and/or providing required technical resources to support TD requirements 
  • Identifies and develops a strategy for each workstation that will streamline PM frequencies 
  • Manages and tracks all installations, upgrades and evals 
  • Manages all BOM and SAP PM lists to ensure they are accurate and up to date 

Project Management/Planning:

  • Manages projects to ensure deliverables are completed within the required scope, schedule and budget 
  • Tracks actions and provides escalation path or resources to ensure actions will be completed on time 
  • Drives shift team to focus on priority issues and stay within the scope of the project 
  • Coordinates and leads meetings and initiates follow-up actions 
  • Supports department business processes for new tool installations, as well as existing tool modifications or removals 
  • Partners with Procurement, Process engineering, and Shift Operations on new tool/chamber purchases

Successful Candidates must have the following Qualifications:

  • Advanced PC skills including a familiarity with MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong understanding of SPC principles 
  • Proven time management, organization, and prioritization skills 
  • Proven ability to lead and coordinate meetings and initiate follow-up actions  
  • Proven ability in developing maintenance procedures and recovery documentation
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot complex problems and address root causes 
  • Proven ability to communicate and present effectively to all audiences’ Intermediate data extraction, analysis, and reporting skills 
  • Intermediate understanding of Robotics and automation systems
  • Intermediate understanding of Electron beam column systems (SEMs)
  • Intermediate understanding of Optical metrology systems
  • Intermediate understanding of physics, area chemistry, and algebraic concepts 
  • Drafting experience (AutoCAD, or Solid Edge) preferred
  • Programming experience (VB, C# or LabVIEW) preferred

Education and Experience:

  • Required: AAS in Electronics Engineering (or equivalent, including military training) and 6 years relevant industry experience 
  • Preferred: BS in an Engineering related field


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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