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Metals Equipment Engineer - Thin Films

Boise, ID, US

Micron’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.  Join an inclusive team focused on one thing: using our expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we create help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can spark the very innovation we are pursuing. 


Req. ID: 264261 


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 Thin Films Equipment Development Engineer is an integral member of the Process Development Engineering team at Micron Technology and enables our development of world class memory and storage technology. The primary focus of this role is developing cutting edge semiconductor processing hardware – both internally with process engineering and externally with vendors – to enable novel process technology.


Success is derived through partnership with the process development team and effective project management of vendor resources to achieve process technology and efficiency benchmarks. Equipment Development Engineers use creative experimental techniques and have access to a full suite of semiconductor analytics lab equipment and on-board system diagnostics to solve outstanding technical challenges.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

R&D Process Development

  • Develop and define hardware requirements enabling new processing technology by partnering with tool vendors, and developing training programs for next generation equipment
  • Provide hardware technical support to the process development staff
  • Execute against project deliverables - close hardware gaps before transfer to internal customers to drive characterization program of new tools and identify and close any hardware and procedural gaps
  • Learn the “business” – between R&D/Manufacturing/Procurement – and how to manage those relationships and communication effectively to improve Micron’s relationship with suppliers
  • Be a specialist – internally and externally – collaborating on hardware technology roadmaps, partnering with Pilot Manufacturing to develop internal quality control (SPC) for new process hardware, and vendors
  • Utilize data analytics techniques to ingest large data sets for system monitoring and improvement
  • Drive the installation and upgrades of tools ensuring quality of work, cost control, and alignment to project schedule
  • Provide hands on equipment support and maintenance for systems under engineers control
  • Always execute with safety first behaviors


Successful candidates for this position will have:

  • Extensive experience with PVD/Thin Films equipment and processes
  • Experience driving vendor hardware development road maps and vendor CIP’s to timely meet company goals
  • Experience working with Facilities Engineering, trades, and vendors to support assigned projects using the Engineering and Construction Business Process format or a similar Project Management method
  • An understanding of the interactions between process and hardware and ability to use this knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with customers, partners, and managers
  • Creative problem solving, data analytics skills, and large embedded data sets
  • Ability to generate data-based problem statements and success criteria
  • Effective project leadership skills achieving goals and timelines
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly evolving environment - adapt to and embrace change
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Strong digital literacy, or minimally the ability to learn quickly new programs like JMP and other data analysis programs



  • BS in engineering field or AAS + 5 years of related Fab experience with a focus on PVD equipment
  • MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with 1 year of applicable experience
  • Electromechanical or hardware derived work history/education


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.



About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more visit


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.


Micron prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and other international and industry labor standards.


Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.


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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